Reviews

Mar 11, 2021
Crazy Rich Asians represents people and places with so little thought that it upholds a painful, brutal hegemony that's painfully apparent to people who live in Southeast Asia, where the film is actually set.
Sep 27, 2018
A binge-able series might have been a better way to go, since the script squeezes a sprawling supporting cast into boisterous caricatures and transforms an intricate flow chart of status among Singapore's superrich into a flood of affectations.
Sep 18, 2018
Aside from these important issues of representation and diversity, Crazy Rich Asians marks a welcome return for the funny, giddy, likeable, glamorous Hollywood romcom.
Sep 15, 2018
Somewhere between My Big Fat Greek Wedding and a Jane Austen novel: meticulous and hilariously alert to social structures, family dynamics and money, with a plucky underdog heroine.
Sep 15, 2018
Michelle Yeoh takes the acting honours as the heroine's steely prospective mother-in-law.
Sep 14, 2018
Michelle Yoh is terrific not least because... you have [her] character who is very not funny in a way which is kind of impressive in a comedy.
Sep 14, 2018
In many ways, this supposed celebration of diversity disappoints. It doesn't matter. Its unpredictable female leads are as good as gold.
Sep 13, 2018
The director, Jon M Chu, thankfully, knows his rom-coms. There's Pretty Woman in here. There's Bridget Jones and Ever After, but he's made them new.
Sep 13, 2018
And what it's doing right is showing white people that they don't own Hollywood any more, and maybe everyone wants to applaud that. In this way, it's a terrific film.
Sep 13, 2018
[A] good-natured and spectacular comedy...
Sep 12, 2018
Director Jon M. Chu keeps the plot racing along as Rachel is introduced to a small army of her boyfriend's relatives and friends.
Sep 12, 2018
The whole film has an idiotic élan. It's a Jane Austen story done as razzmatazz romcom, plus a bit of all-singing, all-dancing Rebecca.
Sep 12, 2018
Above all, it's got that romcom magic. Like any of the best real-life weddings, it makes you simultaneously laugh and cry and go 'awww!' in the kissy bits. Suffering from post-summer holiday blues? Consider them banished.
Sep 11, 2018
A decadent fever dream of gorgeous people, places and things.
Sep 7, 2018
This is a glossy, energetic romance-drama-comedy that continues the process of putting Asia in a new light.
Aug 30, 2018
The best romantic comedy from a big studio since Bridget Jones's Diary was released in 2001.
Aug 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
Aug 29, 2018
Chu's direction displays a robust regard for the combined power of glamour and velocity.
Aug 29, 2018
It's crazy good.
Aug 29, 2018
It's a boisterous ride that you'll want to jump on time and again, still chortling with each rewatch.