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  • 40
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A novel cultural focus, highlighting Guyanese citizens of Indian ancestry, isn't enough to sustain interest in the lifeless film, which will attract few outside the Indo-Guyanese community. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    It opens our eyes to a subculture about which most of us know very little, but it is so unsteady in its focus that interest wanes. show more

  • 38
    New York Post

    Prasad has a hard time keeping her bulging narrative straight; the twitchy editing, jarring close-ups and bobbing camera only muddle the audience. show more

  • 25
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    Fifteen minutes into Festival of Lights you come to the discouraging realization that you know every infuriating plot beat that will follow. show more

  • 40
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Little girls never stop loving their daddies in Festival of Lights, a drama that never stops loving soap-opera-style melodramatics. show more

  • 40
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    It ends up being largely just another story about a rebellious American teenager. show more

  • 40
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    Complex story twists unfold to confusing effect, while characters angrily toss cliches at one another and revelations multiply rather than resolve murky plot developments. show more

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