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Bollywood/Hollywood Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 28, 2003
Not authentic Bollywood, not polished enough to pass for Hollywood and not edgy enough for indie film fans.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 29, 2002
A movie that tries to fuse the two 'woods' but winds up a Bolly-Holly masala mess.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
September 23, 2003
A film without a nation, without any comic grace, and often without even the slimmest technical efficiency.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 2, 2003
Mehta's film has intermittent energy and wit, but if I were to rank the recent ethnic marital comedies, her musical would be a distant fourth.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 3, 2003
The movie is lazily conceived, refusing to offer a single developed character or scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 10, 2003
An escort gets paid to play the part of the rich guy's girlfriend - it's Bollywood's answer to Pretty Woman... Is Bollywood/Hollywood jolly-good fun? Almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald
February 4, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jurgen Fauth
September 24, 2003
Just another formula romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 16, 2003
Judging a genre totally foreign to one's sensibilities is difficult and unfair, especially when the acting is amateurish, the humor forced, and the dialogue painfully flat.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
November 20, 2003
While the musical numbers that season "Bollywood" are brimming with color and enthusiasm, they're not exactly overflowing with technical competence.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 8, 2003
Bollywood/Hollywood, like this spring's slightly better cultural hodgepodge The Guru, simply offers no compelling reason to fork over your movie dollars.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
September 23, 2003
Like a bad sitcom version of My Big Fat Indian Wedding.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 29, 2002
So genial is the conceit, this is one of those rare pictures that you root for throughout, dearly hoping that the rich promise of the script will be realized on the screen. It never is, not fully.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 27, 2003
This isn't either 'Bollywood' or 'Hollywood' as much as 'Follywood.'
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
September 5, 2003
It's not that it was too much of a stretch for [Mehta] to attempt this kind of cheerful domesticated fare, it's more that she didn't stretch obvious strengths far enough.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
September 25, 2003
A disappointingly shallow and not terribly funny romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 2/5
September 26, 2003
Mehta's hybrid is strangely clumsy, given that she's an experienced filmmaker familiar with both Hollywood and Bollywood conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
October 2, 2003
Feels cramped and constrained at just about every level.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
October 2, 2003
Promising a sexy blend of L.A. and Bombay, Bollywood/ Hollywood is just another mediocre masala.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 2, 2003
Lacks the sharpness and sophistication necessary for it to appeal beyond Indian audiences.
| Original Score: 2/5
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