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Ocean of Pearls Reviews

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May 10, 2010
Overly earnest but engaging.
December 18, 2009
That Neelam was a medical doctor before becoming a filmmaker gives his picture its exceptional impact and complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2009
The acting here is surprisingly even and Neelam rarely betrays himself as a newbie behind the camera. For a local indie film, this Ocean is smooth indeed.
May 8, 2010
A provocative, well-acted and moderately heartfelt drama that suffers from lack of bite and boldness while resorting to oversimplifications, facileness and contrivance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.75/10
May 7, 2010
Ocean, smoothly directed by Sarab S. Neelam, mostly comes down on the side of tradition and, like Amrit, is dutiful and virtuous. And, like him, it's also a bit too well mannered to make a strong impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 6, 2010
Ocean of Pearls is, underneath the gross sentimentality, racist and shameless, and it might be dangerous if it weren't so forgettable and on-the-nose.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 17, 2009
Rest assured that all is resolved with a minimum of muss, fuss and imagination.
August 21, 2009
It sounds heavy-handed, and it is. Although the film looks professional, it feels like a soap opera with a message. High marks for good intentions, but that's about all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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