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Monsoon Wedding Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
October 5, 2012
Mira Nair's most colorful and most fully realized film
Read More | Original Score: A-
Nick Rogers
September 19, 2010
Not content to merely direct traffic of intersecting characters, Mira Nair never lets the scurrying ensemble lag or their stories flag. "Monsoon Wedding" is one of the most culturally savory, joyously exotic comedies since "Strictly Ballroom."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
June 22, 2010
Much of the movie's incidental fun comes from acute little observations and clever set-pieces.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Chicago Reader
June 22, 2010
A late radical shift in tone, from jittery exuberance to ruinous alienation, strikes an impressive contemporary note amid all the obeisance to custom.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
March 2, 2010
... among the most universal of films
Full Review | Original Score: B
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
December 22, 2009
A big, galloping party movie in which the party in question is a clear metaphor for the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Ansen
August 18, 2008
Nair's stereotype-shattering movie -- like the polymorphous culture it illuminates -- borrows from Bollywood, Hollywood and cinema verite, and comes up with something exuberantly its own.
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Deborah Young
June 5, 2008
Splashy, noisy and downright fun.
Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
An optimistic and luscious film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The impression of cosmopolitan modern India, of diaspora lives thrown into collision and collusion, is engaging in itself, but the emotional optimism here is the most heartening aspect of this vivacious film.
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Strongly infused with an unmistakably exotic Bollywood flair while addressing themes and concerns that are universal-namely, the bonds of family and, most importantly, love.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Um filme alegre, colorido e fascinante.
| Original Score: 4/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
May 3, 2003
The romantic comedy even goes into somber territory, but it never loses its grasp of tone or its undenying beauty.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 30, 2003
Es una de esas pelÝculas de las que uno sale reconfortado, agradecido, genuinamente sorprendido.
Harry Guerin
RT╔ (Ireland)
March 26, 2003
The best day out you'll have this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
February 16, 2003
It's not just a touching, funny, multi-layered drama; it's an exuberant love poem to a city and a culture in transition.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Superbly acted, gorgeously photographed, enjoyable and engaging drama by Mira Nair, with a terrific soundtrack to boot -- the perfect Hollywood/Bollywood crossover film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Monsoon Wedding is not to be missed.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
October 13, 2002
so alive and colorful (both literally and metaphorically) that it's easy to overlook its formulaic nature
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Alex Ramirez
October 8, 2002
Una delicia, una cinta obligada y algo de lo mejor que se ha visto en mucho tiempo.
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