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33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    May 16, 2013
    80
    [A] sweet if not very credible film.
  2. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    May 16, 2013
    50
    The main problem is the criminal subplot, full of Aussie villains snarling “mate” at one another and landing bloodless punches on Dean. 33 Postcards is what happens when someone grafts a prison angle onto “Pollyanna” — the tough guys just get in the way.
  3. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    May 14, 2013
    50
    The dependable Australian actor Guy Pearce is always welcome, even in a well-meaning dud like 33 Postcards.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    May 15, 2013
    42
    This sort of global co-production is becoming more and more common, but it’s rarely quite so calculated; you can practically see the scale being used to ensure that each location receives equal narrative weight, as characters take actions that make sense only according to that metric.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    May 16, 2013
    40
    Equal parts thriller and feel-good inspirational tale, 33 Postcards succeeds mainly in provoking the viewer’s sense of disbelief.
  6. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    May 17, 2013
    30
    The climactic collision of agendas is even more contrived than everything leading to it.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    May 16, 2013
    20
    There’s no explaining the presence of Guy Pearce in Pauline Chan’s sappy, atonal family drama. But it’s easy enough to understand why he looks so uncomfortable throughout.
  8. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    May 14, 2013
    20
    The script's programmatic feel-goodery smooths out everything strange and noteworthy about Dean and Mei Mei's relationship into an unmemorable and unconvincing blandness.
  9. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    May 13, 2013
    0
    Pauline Chan's film is a jumbled mixture of redemptive uplift and genre hijinks.

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