Criterion Collection, The | Release Date: February 22, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 36 Critics
Positive:
32
Mixed:
4
Negative:
0
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90
They bring their characters to good, slightly surprising, quite satisfying places. And leave us beaming happily.
90
Nair's movie, far from being paste, is a string of small, exquisite gems.
80
Nair’s stereotype-shattering movie -- like the polymorphous culture it illuminates -- borrows from Bollywood, Hollywood and cinema verite, and comes up with something exuberantly its own.
75
The beauty, vibrancy and complexity of Indian culture is on addictive display in Monsoon Wedding. If only there were more to the film.
75
With its colorful embroidery, Monsoon Wedding feels pleasurably grounded in a reality about which most Westerners haven't a clue. This may be their only engraved invitation.
50
A scruffy, thick-grained piece of work, shot in thirty days and scrawled not with luscious coloring but with the tense and inky markings of a society that is fighting to keep its reputation for togetherness, and wondering what that reputation is still worth. [18 & 25 Feb 2002. p. 199]