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Based on 36 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Aims for pure joy and achieves it. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Contains an incest story line that's disturbing but shouldn't scare people away. Nair handles the subject with such grace and sensitivity that it becomes just another element in this complex celebration of family. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Some of the movie's best scenes -- knockouts, in fact -- involve musical interludes. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Nair's movie, far from being paste, is a string of small, exquisite gems. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A feast for the eyes and ears as its story is a banquet for the heart. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 100
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Sheer delight. An ensemble comedy-drama that recalls Robert Altman's best work. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of those joyous films that leaps over national boundaries and celebrates universal human nature. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Delighted me like few films I've seen recently. It's a sexy, sweet, sumptuously entertaining movie about the huge and wildly eventful wedding reception. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The film's bountiful warmth and gusto do their work. By the end, we feel part of the family, too. show more

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