• Released
  • January 31, 2003
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • Satire
    Comedy
  • 1 Fan Rating
Synopsis: A man is mistaken as a spiritual leader - the Guru of Sex - and becomes an overnight celebrity.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Bright dialogue and finely embroidered performances adorn The Guru like festive beading on a pair of made-in-India bedroom slippers.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The first pleasant surprise of 2003, a cross-cultural romantic comedy that doesn't stint on romance or comedy, and- - when you least expect...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie offers up too many airy spiritual lessons in the hope of crossing from farce to sentiment.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Hits more laughs than it misses and its characters are likable, empathetic people.
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63

USA Today

By Staff [Not Credited]
Agreeable and slipshod in equal fashion, The Guru illustrates the subtle distinction between stupidity and goofiness.
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50

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
It's a film pregnant with comic possibility that ought to be much funnier than it is.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Silly and soulful.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Graham, back in the porn territory she aced in “Boogie Nights,” steals the show. In the winter doldrums, you don't kick at a...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A film that tries constantly to amuse, but succeeds only fitfully.
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38

Miami Herald

By Howard Cohen
Swami says, “Steer clear of The Guru, a dismally dumb sex comedy, lest you waste $9 and 90 minutes of your life you will never get...
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