Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Though the history and the palace intrigue are not at all difficult for Westerners to grasp, a tighter running time would probably help this epic reach more eyes in America, where it has received the biggest release ever for a Bollywood
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L.A. Weekly

By David Chute
Jodhaa Akbar is clear and solid and absorbing, but not quite exhilarating.
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By Derek Elley
A long-limbed story that is utterly simple in structure, but decorated with enough character interplay and side plots to keep the movie ticking over to a powerful finale.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Indian director Ashutosh Gowariker, who won an Oscar nomination for "Lagaan," usually knows how to tell a good story. Here, however, he seems overwhelmed by the sheer weight of history.
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69 out of 100
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