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74

Metascore

Based on 18 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
There's a refreshingly unusual spirit at work.
80
L.A. Weekly
True to its source material, this is a movie with the dense, rich texture of a good novel.
80
Dallas Observer
The entire cast is right on the money, a special word must be said about Seth.
75
Christian Science Monitor
The dialogue and acting are stagy at times, especially in the early scenes, but the characters are compelling and the Indian atmosphere is vividly sketched.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Gunnarsson crams his movie with subplots from the novel and then abandons them for lack of room but Seth calibrates the stages of Gustad's journey with infallible judgement and conviction.
75
Chicago Tribune
A cinematic treat, thanks to the well-defined supporting characters, the flawless attention to detail and a performance by the great Roshan Seth - one of the most underrated actors of his generation - which is just about perfect.
75
New York Post
An unusually well-written and satisfying multilayered drama that conveys the feel of urban India with more vivid accuracy than anything made in the subcontinent in recent years.
75
Boston Globe
While no individual plot strand is vividly compelling, their interplay makes for a hearty and humanistic mix, carried by the performances.
70
Village Voice
The filmmaking is fresh and unemphatic, and the acting is generally gripping.
60
Los Angeles Times
A thoughtful but uneven film.

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