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  • Summary: This exuberant ensemble comedy links the stories of far-flung family members, their servants and secret lovers as a Punjabi family in Delhi reunites for their daughter's wedding. (USA Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. 100
    Sheer delight. An ensemble comedy-drama that recalls Robert Altman's best work.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    90
    They bring their characters to good, slightly surprising, quite satisfying places. And leave us beaming happily.
  3. 88
    One of those joyous films that leaps over national boundaries and celebrates universal human nature.
  4. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    80
    A late radical shift in tone, from jittery exuberance to ruinous alienation, strikes an impressive contemporary note amid all the obeisance to custom.
  5. A feast for the eyes and ears as its story is a banquet for the heart.
  6. In the film's stronger moments, the artist in her definitely seems to be saying that the impulse to retreat into cultural fundamentalism carries dire risks, that much of what is old and traditional needs changing and there are some things about the detested process of globalization that are wonderfully liberating.
  7. An air-conditioned bus tour of Punjabi ritual. Nair stuffs the film with dancing, henna, ornamentation, and group song, but her narrative clichés and telegraphed episodes smell of old soap opera.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. TimothyD.
    Jan 28, 2006
    10
    A kaleidoscpic blend of elements, the whole surpassing the individual parts. I can understand why parts of the story may have struck some as A kaleidoscpic blend of elements, the whole surpassing the individual parts. I can understand why parts of the story may have struck some as dog-eared, but it all fit together for me, the movie's energy and spirit (and music!) carrying me from the first frame to the last. Expand
  2. JaspreetS.
    Feb 10, 2006
    10
    One of the most enjoyable movies to come out of india lately. Love that Mir. Dubey.
  3. Apr 3, 2013
    10
    Monsoon Wedding is very colourful, happy and romantic. The film is a very nice family movie about a typical punjabi family. The laughs areMonsoon Wedding is very colourful, happy and romantic. The film is a very nice family movie about a typical punjabi family. The laughs are good and the acting is even good. The story delivers good time pass interesting hooking up film hint of lore. Lovely imagery and very good collection of songs. Vijay Razz as DubeyJi is very funny and the captions help you understand what the comedy is about. There are so many reasons to watch Monsoon Wedding- from the Rain to everyone falling in love. When it rains it pours for this family! I agree with Roger Ebert- this is the type of movie people tell their friends to see. Expand
  4. AbyB.
    Mar 5, 2006
    2
    Very predictable story line. Movie is too slow , no clear cuts... Random takes.

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