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.
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100

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Sheer delight. An ensemble comedy-drama that recalls Robert Altman's best work.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The old-world-meets-new mesh is incarnated in the movie's soundtrack, a joyful effusion of disco Bollywood that, by the end of Monsoon Wedding, sent my spirit soaring out of the theater.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Nair's movie, far from being paste, is a string of small, exquisite gems.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The film's bountiful warmth and gusto do their work. By the end, we feel part of the family, too.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
One of those joyous films that leaps over national boundaries and celebrates universal human nature.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Some of the movie's best scenes -- knockouts, in fact -- involve musical interludes.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Aims for pure joy and achieves it.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
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.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A feast for the eyes and ears as its story is a banquet for the heart.
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77 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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