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Bride and Prejudice Reviews

August 19, 2005
Every so often, the unseen managers of the galaxy bestow on us mere mortals a vision of rare incongruous beauty: a solar eclipse, a streaking comet, a shooting star, Bollywood goddess Aishwarya Rai happily riding a tractor.
February 25, 2005
By the time two newlywed couples lumber toward their honeymoons atop bejeweled elephants, the movie's frothy excess and good humor can make you say 'I do,' too.
Read More | Original Score: B-
February 25, 2005
Who would have guessed that transposing the Bennet family of Netherfield Park in 1790s Britain to a middle-class home in contemporary Amritsar, India would require so little forcing?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 25, 2005
If you're not giggling or tapping your feet or swaying back and forth in your seat during this one, have someone check your pulse.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2005
Henderson, whose bland good looks, troubling '80s haircut and vanilla personality call to mind a younger, boring Matthew Modine, registers as flat and lifeless amid the film's gorgeous, energetic swirl.
February 25, 2005
What is silly about Bride is also what makes it special. That and its leading lady, the luminous Aishwarya Rai.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 24, 2005
For those who love this kind of stuff, it's pure popcorn pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 18, 2005
The lyrics for the musical numbers are delightfully clever, the dancing has an energetic, let's-put-on-a-show quality, and the movie is as gorgeous to look at as its cast.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2005
A big, sprawling, sweet-natured mishmash with plots upon subplots and enough characters to make the head spin.
February 11, 2005
This feels more like a mixed-up Bollywood sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 11, 2005
Watch it as a movie musical and you may be disappointed; watch it as an experiment in genres and be intrigued; watch it for the birth of an international star and be dazzled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 11, 2005
Bollywood films often match musical spectacle with heightened drama, but Bride & Prejudice lacks even mild drama, and its absence becomes glaring once the music stops.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 11, 2005
Bride and Prejudice is bright, colorful, and exhilarating, and brings new dimensions to a story that has been told so many times that it's astounding to recognize that someone has found a fresh perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2005
Though nobody will mistake it for the real thing, Bride & Prejudice is the best attempt at adapting Bollywood style to Western tastes since Moulin Rouge.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 11, 2005
A colorful cavort in songs and saris, Bride & Prejudice has infectious high spirits, though its showmanship upstages plot and characters.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2005
It's joyous, and the colorful cacophony of phoniness becomes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2005
It's part sitcom, part musical comedy and all extremely silly.
Read More | Original Score: C+
February 11, 2005
Bride & Prejudice is a fun family movie, with eye candy for everyone in the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 11, 2005
A free-spirited adaptation of the Jane Austen novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2005
Gurinder Chadha's Bride and Prejudice is a pretty movie, but it's also a pretty crazy one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 11, 2005
In attempting to show us a love blind to class, culture, and color, [Chadha has] also made it bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 10, 2005
It's hard not to warm to this brash, slaphappy, Technicolored lummox of a movie as it coasts to a wonderfully daffy conclusion at the Santa Monica Pier.
February 10, 2005
There's a real sense of unbridled spectacle here, which extends to putting a gospel choir on the beach in Santa Monica for the film's L.A. sequences, and it's best to simply let it all wash over you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 10, 2005
Chadha proves that Austen's material is timeless, but not tireless.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 10, 2005
A more-than-pleasant diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 10, 2005
Gurinder Chadha's film, which transports Jane Austen's 1813 novel to 21st-century India, is as high concept and rife with cliche as anything ever churned out by Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 10, 2005
Bride works because of its heedless, heart-on-its-sleeve spirit.
February 10, 2005
Bride & Prejudice may not be necessary. Sometimes it isn't even fun. But it never stops jumping.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 10, 2005
Bride very well may be the first not-so-great film since Viva Las Vegas that I watched with an ear-to-ear grin throughout. It's pure pleasure.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 10, 2005
It's not insightful, but it sure is a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2005
This festively busy and exuberantly multicultural charmer is its own intriguingly postmodern creation -- a savory entertainment as irresistibly faux-exotic as a Putumayo CD sampler of world music.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 31, 2005
Go see this on the big screen to fully appreciate the vibrant colors and music.
January 27, 2005
Purists who think Austen will be spinning in her grave will be wrong. She'll be dancing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2004
Resistance to the picture's evident wish to please becomes futile. In the end, it's impossible not to smile.
October 6, 2004
Delights in setting itself up as a target for cultural purists but triumphs with its devil-may-care, good-humored fun.