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Crazy Rich Asians Reviews

August 30, 2018
Feels blithely liberated from the obligation to offer up suffering that has long been part of the implicit bargain made with so many mainstream movies focused on characters of color-that they are treated as marketable in relation to the pain they portray
August 17, 2018
The result is hugely enjoyable, and hooray for Hollywood for making it happen.
August 17, 2018
This movie is totally delightful...It's a wonderful mix of old-fashioned screwball comedy, romantic comedy, it's almost a musical at some points.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.8/10
August 16, 2018
As the obscenities of wealth accumulate while a large cast of Asian and Eurasian actors render their many silly characters, the source of the laughter becomes troubling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2018
It simply tells an endearing story in an exceptional way. And in so doing, it shows how great stories cross barriers and wind up enriching the world around us.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 16, 2018
For a while, "Crazy Rich Asians" has the airborne, happy preposterousness of a good screwball comedy. Those first 60 minutes or so are a treat: lighthearted, sure-handed, zippy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2018
It's simply great fun, a winsome romantic comedy and an occasionally over-the-top luxury fantasy that never flags.
August 15, 2018
"Crazy Rich Asians" isn't just a good Hollywood movie for the Asian American population, and one that is overdue by about 24 years. It's a good movie, period.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2018
The extravagance on display is nonsensical, but that's part of the fun; the movie is filmed with colorful dynamism by Jon M. Chu..the.embrace of all things lush and unsubtle makes Crazy Rich Asians such a great time at the theater.
August 15, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians glimmers and sparkles, gives us characters to root for, and is pure escapist fantasy fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2018
Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 14, 2018
The movie really just wants to entertain people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2018
[It's] a frothy fairy tale, trivial and weighty at once, that simultaneously uses tried-and-true romantic comedy convention while riotously bursting free of movie-business formula.
August 14, 2018
Knockout visuals, a winning cast, and an irrepressibly feel-good vibe make this dazzling romantic comedy one for the ages.
August 14, 2018
It will more than satisfy the sweet tooth of romantic comedy fans everywhere who have lately despaired that the frothy, frolicsome genre they adore has been subsumed by raunch and various shades of gray.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2018
For all its carnival-like antics, Crazy Rich Asians is all too aware of its own spectacle.
August 14, 2018
Mostly, the movie is committed to the value of a good time.
August 14, 2018
Here's a love story with genuine stakes, grown-up characters and a great sense of fun. Having radically exceeded my hard-hearted expectations, it should leave romcom fans feeling as delighted as children on Christmas day.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 14, 2018
Although the humor is variable, the romance is consistent and that allows the film to go down smoothly even if it takes an inordinately long time to do so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 13, 2018
"Crazy Rich Asians" is about so much more than just Rachel and Nick's love story. It's about Rachel fully inhabiting her power, which means embracing her life story: her parentage, where she comes from, her values and the forces that shaped them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 13, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians joyously embraces a heightened aesthetic while keeping its story grounded in real emotional truth.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 13, 2018
In the guise of a bouncy romcom about insanely gorgeous rich kids, the pointedly entertaining Crazy Rich Asians is making history as the first Hollywood film in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast. It's also "the" comedy to see this summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2018
In terms of cultural and artistic relevance, Crazy Rich Asians has more than proven itself. And yes, its even worth paying the full, non-matinee price.
August 13, 2018
A shining, redefining example of what the romantic-comedy genre can do best: It's breezy and hilarious yet offers enough heartfelt gravitas to give the feel-good date movie needed emotional heft.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 13, 2018
The vigorous cast enlivens the conventional action, and brilliant comedic sallies by Awkwafina, as Rachel's college friend, and Nico Santos, as Nick's cousin, knock it for a loop.
August 10, 2018
I'd watch every episode of a reality show with a camera following Awkwafina while she attends parties of the rich and famous while cracking wise about them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 10, 2018
The joyful confection is coated in a sparkly gloss, bright enough to gleam from the darkest, most cynical corners.
August 9, 2018
Is it as good as the book? No. Did it make me happy? Oh yes, and how nice to be reminded what a gift a joyful rom-com can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 9, 2018
A highly satisfying, decidedly old-fashioned romantic comedy, garnished with soapy elements and enough mouth-watering shots of food to inspire a big meal before or after.
August 9, 2018
"Crazy Rich Asians" is a defibrillator for a genre that flatlined ages ago. This heartwarming, well-acted - and decadent - film takes you back to the greatest hits of Nancy Meyers, Richard Curtis and Nora Ephron.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians is, at its heart, a fish-out-of-water story, and it has a lot more going for it than its literal money shots.
Top Critic
August 8, 2018
Seeing this kind of onscreen representation is incredibly satisfying, especially via Kwan's rich page-turner, loaded with cattiness but also plenty of Asian diversity, from wholesome friends and wise confidantes to jealous mean girls and scheming parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 8, 2018
Ultimately, Crazy Rich Asians doesn't need to subvert all its predictable elements, because even if we know where it's going, we've never seen that story told this way.
August 8, 2018
If Asians really only grazes true Crazy, the movie is still a deliriously glossy, globe-trotting trifle -- two hours of romantic fantasy and real-estate porn poured on so thick it's almost lickable.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 8, 2018
A movie that expertly manages to balance the opulence of incalculable wealth with the pragmatic, well-grounded sensibility embodied by its heroine, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu).
Top Critic
August 8, 2018
The film's arrival is undeniably momentous. But it's nearly as vital that Crazy Rich is a romantic comedy -- a genre that relies on charisma above all else. The film's stereotype-busting approach is multifarious.
August 8, 2018
Directed by Jon M. Chu with a combination of traditional aesthetics (silk dresses, tan hua flowers) and music-video excess (infinity pools, barge-raves), Crazy Rich Asians is nothing if not an escapist pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 8, 2018
A loving take on Kwan's books, bundled up in a wildly entertaining package.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 8, 2018
This adaptation of Kevin Kwan's 2013 international bestseller is many things: a tour de force of lifestyle pornography, a slick, enjoyable divertissement, a surprisingly trenchant study of class and cultural difference.
August 8, 2018
A thoroughly captivating exploration of the rarefied question of whether true love can conquer head-spinning wealth.