90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Get your titles straight -- this is the good one, and a roaring good time.
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88

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Examines Muslim family's religious warfare.
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88

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
East Is East is "The Full Monty" of 2000, a fresh, funny and poignant film filled with sparkling performances.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
May be the funniest movie about parental and spousal abuse ever made.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
He (Puri) is one of the most consistently excellent film actors that his country - or the world - has produced. And East is East, a grand cultural hybrid, is a real movie, too - raw, funny and wonderfully mixed up.
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88

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
A robust family comedy that saves its wildest moments for a climactic "get-together."
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
This engaging ensemble comedy that could have been called ''Father Doesn't Know Best.''
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
At its simplest level, East Is East is a broad comedy, but Puri's acting, so honest and heartbreaking, gives the film weight.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If there is a weakness in East Is East, it's that Om Puri's character is a little too serious for the comedy surrounding him.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A movie in which the easy socio-racial paradoxes have been diagrammed with more care than the relationships
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74 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.