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The Joy Luck Club Reviews

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September 8, 2017
The masterful storytelling of the eight women in The Joy Luck Club, illuminated by each actress's elegant portrayal, make the film as resonating today as it did when it first hit theaters nearly eighteen years ago.
December 29, 2012
If you can get past the the pacing, the length, and the occasional melodrama, "The Joy Luck Club" rewards on two levels: as a look at Asian-American and Asian culture, and as a consideration of the dynamics that shape mother-daughter relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 2, 2011
Poignant tale of Chinese-American moms, daughters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 2, 2008
Well mounted adaptation of best seller.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
December 18, 2006
At the end of the press screening, Disney's publicists handed out Kleenex to the critics, an effective marketing tool but one that trivilaize the picture, relegating it to the status of a three-handkerchief women's melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 4, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 5, 2004
Deserves every tear it wrenches from your eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 14, 2003
The pleasure of seeing an underrepresented group on-screen is undercut by the stereotyped approach to almost all involved.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
May 20, 2003
Both sweeping and intimate, a lovely evocation of changing cultures and enduring family ties.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
December 19, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
October 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
September 9, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
June 29, 2002
Affirms our respect for the arduous spiritual journeys of mothers and daughters.
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