Reviews: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

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  • Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: a film that adheres strictly to the formulas demanded while also being as thorough an indulgent delight as the over-the-top as the antics of the super-rich that it portrays.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Crazy Rich Asians is a big step forward for representation, but also a refreshing take on a genre that has needed a mainstream hit.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s a very enjoyable romantic comedy with endearing leads. Hopefully, it will open the floodgates for more films that can speak to the experience of other people who have been similarly underserved.
  • Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]
  • Matt Donato @ Flickering Myth
    • Excerpt: In a time when the best rom-coms or rom-drams seem to be of the indie variety, Hollywood’s game has changed. Crazy Rich Asians is a celebration of love, sumptuous extravagance and representation in cinema that so many deserve to see.
  • Candice Frederick @ /Film
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: There’s side glances and disapproving looks galore. If looks could kill, this movie would have the highest body count of the summer.
  • Courtney Howard @ FreshFiction.tv
    • Excerpt: This vibrant, immersive fantasy is brimming with life and, better yet, culture. It’s totally winning – and built for repeat viewings.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: An opulent, juicy, splendidly silly, tears-of-joy spectacle reminiscent of the escapist fluff of 1930s Hollywood… yet also a romantic fantasy that a progressive, feminist gal can actually feel good about.
  • Nguyen Le @ InSession Film
    • Excerpt: They have always existed — the Asians who indulge, with looks fitting for a life-long GQ photoshoot, live in homes that turn 90210 into random digits and have pockets deep enough to buy deeper pockets — but it’s their foil that has the higher profile … This is a picture in need of an update, and what Crazy Rich Asians brings is exactly that, even if the patch notes can be summed up as ‘new hand’ more than ‘reinvented game.’
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: Since the early days of cinema, romantic comedies have been a central part of the film landscape. While their efficacy and credibility have waxed and waned over the years, there are a handful of exemplary features that crop up from time to time even in the midst of a meager period. “Crazy Rich Asians” is a genuinely engaging, emotionally fulfilling pop of excitement in our dull modern landscape.
  • Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: There are dozens of memorable supporting characters and some involved subplots, but Crazy Rich Asians juggles all of them without losing viewers in the process. Nobody explains how mahjong is played, but we can tell if Rachel owns the table.
  • Nell Minow @ Movie Mom
  • Jared Mobarak @ BuffaloVibe
    • Excerpt: Crazy Rich Asians is therefore less about love than understanding. And every little detail works towards exposing what that means on a small (vindictive game theory) and large (a pointed prologue setting up subsequent internal racism) scale.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: A crazy rich film.
  • Daniel Schindel @ Splice Today
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Jon M. Chu able to packed all of those familiar romcom elements so handsomely into a warm, easy to love romance. An instant romcom classic.