Bride and Prejudice Reviews

Page 1 of 3
December 26, 2017
There is a good film here struggling to emerge, but I would have preferred either an all-Indian Austen adaptation, or a Bollywood musical that tried to incorporate the Hindu diaspora.
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
April 1, 2006
September 2, 2005
Do we really need more adaptations of Pride & Prejudice?
July 20, 2005
Or, how to use only the worst parts of three different genres.
July 5, 2005
Its weakness is its bland predictability. But for the fan of Bollywood films or old-fashioned romances, its weakness may be its strength.
April 27, 2005
Bride & Prejudice is like a curry milkshake or Tandoori kippers. It's a mix that some might find appetizing, but it doesn't quite come off.
April 13, 2005
There's much to like about Bride & Prejudice...but the end result looks and feels like a cut-rate version of the Bollywood and Hollywood sensibilities.
March 27, 2005
March 26, 2005
Whacky Bollywood update of British author Jane Austen's caustic comedy of manners of some 200 years ago.
March 24, 2005
The insertion of musical numbers into the plotline can be alternately charming or downright intrusive, depending on the songs' highly varying quality, as well as the dubbed voices of the performers.
March 7, 2005
March 6, 2005
It's got moments, it's got performances to recommend, but they still haven't figured out how to create the magic of Bollywood in a form for the US market.
March 5, 2005
Director Gurinder Chadha scored a flukey hit with the singularly annoying Bend It Like Beckham. Bride And Prejudice is louder, broader and even more crass.
March 4, 2005
It was a bad decision to pair Rai with Australian actor Henderson, who comes up a little short in the charisma department. Darcy is supposed to be abrasive at first, but here he's just dull.
March 4, 2005
The concept of blending Bollywood energy with British classicism in 'Bride and Prejudice' is an interesting one. Too bad it doesn't work.
March 3, 2005
It feels as utterly clueless as the American tourist whose vulgar behavior pushes everyone away.
February 25, 2005
February 25, 2005
A painlessly light introduction to Bollywood moviemaking, but it far too often feels like run-of-the-mill Hollywood fare.
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.
Page 1 of 3