Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
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. Read full review
Little girls never stop loving their daddies in Festival of Lights, a drama that never stops loving soap-opera-style melodramatics. Read full review
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. Read full review
It ends up being largely just another story about a rebellious American teenager. Read full review
Complex story twists unfold to confusing effect, while characters angrily toss cliches at one another and revelations multiply rather than resolve murky plot developments. Read full review
Prasad has a hard time keeping her bulging narrative straight; the twitchy editing, jarring close-ups and bobbing camera only muddle the audience. Read full review
Fifteen minutes into Festival of Lights you come to the discouraging realization that you know every infuriating plot beat that will follow. Read full review
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