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Monsoon Wedding Reviews

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
February 19, 2002
Nair stuffs the film with dancing, henna, ornamentation, and group song, but her narrative clichés and telegraphed episodes smell of old soap opera.
March 29, 2002
After awhile all the film's elaborate charms begin to feel as empty as a Disneyfied fairy tale.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
February 27, 2002
There's nothing wrong with Monsoon Wedding, but we've seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
January 10, 2002
Crowd-pleasing in the worst way.
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Charles Taylor
February 21, 2002
This eye-popping Indian wedding comedy is a guaranteed art-house hit. Too bad it misses all the good jokes.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 7, 2002
Nair just doesn't have the necessary self-control to guide a loose, poorly structured film through the pitfalls of incoherence and redundancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 8, 2002
One of those joyous films that leaps over national boundaries and celebrates universal human nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
February 20, 2002
Throwing caution to the wind with an invitation to the hedonist in us all, Nair has constructed this motion picture in such a way that even the most cynical curmudgeon with find himself or herself smiling at one time or another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 7, 2002
The film is a joyful glimpse into a world brimming with song and spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
August 9, 2002
A friendly, easily digestible outing seasoned with just the right amount of emotional bitterness to keep it from becoming sticky sweet.
| Original Score: B+
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 4, 2002
Monsoon Wedding works as a comedy, a melodrama, a giddy romance and a dance film. It's a wonder to behold.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 7, 2002
Nair captures the way large family events bring together people who have a lot in common and a lot to disagree about.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Orndorf
March 10, 2002
Wedding is a picture filled with color and vibrancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 8, 2002
The movie is a whirlwind, chock full of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Mark R. Leeper
September 28, 2001
Sabrina Dhawan's screenplay is vibrant with witty dialog.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
March 1, 2002
Nair has succeeded in her mission to capture the energy and essence of a Punjabi family in modern India.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 11, 2002
So purely enjoyable that you might not even notice it's a fairly straightforward remake of Hollywood comedies such as Father of the Bride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
March 15, 2002
All in all, a great party.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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