Monsoon Wedding - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Monsoon Wedding Reviews

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September 25, 2002
May not have as much gusto as My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but has more refinement and flair
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2002
By the last shots of the family members dancing and laughing, I was as happy as them!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 17, 2002
Smell, taste and enjoy!
August 9, 2002
A friendly, easily digestible outing seasoned with just the right amount of emotional bitterness to keep it from becoming sticky sweet.
Read More | Original Score: B+
August 9, 2002
A feel-good picture in the best sense of the term.
Read More | Original Score: A-
July 20, 2002
A movie to fall in love by and with, a wedding to unite both the two film families and the dazzled multicultural movie audiences who watch them.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 12, 2002
Nair doesn't use [Monsoon Wedding] to lament the loss of culture. Instead, she sees it as a chance to revitalize what is and always has been remarkable about clung-to traditions.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 5, 2002
Nair's cast is so large it's Altman-esque, but she deftly spins the multiple stories in a vibrant and intoxicating fashion.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2002
Nair and screenwriter Sabrina Dhawan deserve credit for wrapping up this big bundle in such a likeable package backed by such a great musical score.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 20, 2002
One of those wonderful foreign films that allow Americans to appreciate another culture and learn how we are the same as much as how we are different.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 7, 2002
This is a gorgeous film - vivid with color, music and life. Delight your senses and crash this wedding!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 1, 2002
It's as if Nair had set herself on a careerlong mission to strip from every storytelling element all the years of manipulation and bad acting that have turned them into clichés, until all that's left is simple emotion, fully experienced.
May 10, 2002
Just when you think you've got it all figured out, the movie becomes something better, something decidedly more insightful, with a lot to say about family ties and loyalty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 10, 2002
Every scene is alive with color and music and passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 9, 2002
Some movies present an idealized view of marriage and family; others seem eager to debunk it. Mira Nair's exuberant art-house crowd-pleaser takes the third way.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 3, 2002
A burst of color, music, and dance that only the most practiced curmudgeon could fail to crack a smile at.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
April 26, 2002
A My Best Punjabi's Wedding full of the emotions, melodrama, singing and shouting that make weddings so funny, no matter what the culture.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 25, 2002
An unabashedly affectionate film that becomes a benediction of blessing to its participants.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2002
Monsoon Wedding is one of those rare and delightful movies that exposes moviegoers to an unfamiliar and wonderful culture while simultaneously showing us the universality of the people.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
April 9, 2002
Strongly infused with an unmistakably exotic Bollywood flair while addressing themes and concerns that are universal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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