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Based on 18 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Acted with almost maniacal force by Jaffrey, Mary is at once fascinating and despicable. show more

  • 88
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    Increasingly piquant tale of culture clash in 1954 post-independence India. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    An unsubtle allegory about a way of life withering on the vine. show more

  • 80
    F. X. Feeney Mr. Showbiz

    Impeccably produced. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Merchant brings keen insight and rich humanity to this culturally revealing tale of psychological unease in a tense postcolonial world. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Uncommonly well-acted and beautifully shot on location in southern India, but it's not exactly riveting. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Really just a lurid potboiler. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Wants to make larger points, but succeeds only in being a story of derangement. show more

  • 20
    Steve Simels TV Guide

    A creepily unpleasant study of race and class. show more

  • 40
    Russell Smith Austin Chronicle

    Nothing but tarted-up melodrama. show more

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