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The Namesake Reviews

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April 5, 2007
Bollywood stars Tabu and Khan are excellent as Gogol's concerned parents, and Taraporevala is patient enough to allow their characters to build a real relationship from the ground up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 3, 2007
This poignant tale resonates wherever you are placed in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2007
The performances are formidable and moving, and there's much to be gleaned about the natural, universal clash between generations and between cultures.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 1, 2007
Penn is just wrong for it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2007
There were many moments when I found myself wanting to refer to the book to find out what really happened.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2007
The clash of cultures is simply the beginning of a journey that is as emotionally dense as it is colourful. From tears to elation..
March 30, 2007
Because the film has a lot of ground to cover in a short time, it offers linear, literal and sometimes stilted representations of the book's elegant interior voice.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 30, 2007
This is a very good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 30, 2007
The movie might be perceived as being a little slow but it's surprisingly engrossing, and the occasional bits of humor are welcome and in keeping with the tone of the entire piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 30, 2007
The end result hits the right notes, but with insufficient force.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2007
Sweeping and intimate at once.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 30, 2007
The Namesake delivers such a tactile presence that it's difficult not to leave feeling as if you've just struggled through a New York winter, attended an Indian wedding, and returned from a Calcutta holiday.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 30, 2007
Told with compassion and delicacy, The Namesake provides a stirring view of cultural assimilation and personal discovery.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 30, 2007
Director Mira Nair is in her element here, ... celebrating her native India and its cross-connections with America.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 30, 2007
...a wonderful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 30, 2007
Mira Nair is the sort of talent we take for granted, discovering it all over again when she has a new film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 29, 2007
Intelligent and insightful, The Namesake celebrates family in a unique way.
Read More | Original Score: B+
March 29, 2007
If you're not a basketcase of sobby, sloppy tears of sadness and joy by the end of The Namesake, then I don't know what's wrong with you.
March 29, 2007
worth watching for the acting and for some heartfelt tearjerker moments
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 29, 2007
A rewarding adaptation of a well-regarded book.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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