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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In this funny, touching and haunting film, Patel cuts through stereotypes to show the hard truths of straddling two cultures. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Involving study of sibling and interpersonal relationships. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Madhur Jaffrey and Faran Tahir fare considerably better as Nina's conservative mother and brother, leaving us confused ourselves: Why didn't Patel focus on them, instead? show more

  • 63
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    An engaging, bittersweet tale. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The film's style is best described as utilitarian, but it gets the job done; the performances range from good to a bit amateurish. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    It's polished without being slick; well-paced and graceful and brought alive by stellar performances led by Jaffrey. show more

  • 70
    Ted Shen Chicago Reader

    Despite the familiar story, both kids are three-dimensional characters, and first-time director Patel embraces their generational dilemmas with feeling and wit. show more

  • 60
    L.A. Weekly

    An observant comedy of cross-cultural befuddlement in a half-assimilated immigrant family, with occasional spasms of propagandistic pleading on behalf of the younger generation. show more

  • 60
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    A better and more serious film than its forerunner, "American Desi." show more

  • 40
    Jean Oppenheimer New Times (L.A.)

    If only good intentions were enough to redeem a picture, perhaps ABCD would be worth a look. show more

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