33 Postcards 2011

Critics score:
27 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

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Neil Genzlinger, New York Times: It's all in the name of heartstring tugging, and the film, directed by Pauline Chan ("Little White Lies"), does that pretty well. Read more

Rex Reed, New York Observer: Just when you think it can't get any more sentimental or tack on any more plot detours, the film attempts a clumsy cultural detente as the Chinese children's choir sings "Waltzing Matilda." Read more

Mike D'Angelo, AV Club: A clunky hybrid-half feel-good weepie, half preposterous thriller-that functions primarily as an elaborate travel brochure ... Read more

Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times: Innocence meets experience, unconvincingly, in the strained redemption drama "33 Postcards." Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: There's no explaining the presence of Guy Pearce in Pauline Chan's sappy, atonal family drama. But it's easy enough to understand why he looks so uncomfortable throughout. Read more

Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post: Were it not for the staccato bursts of violence, this Chinese-Australian co-production about how an adorable orphan brings love into the life of a hardened convict would feel like a film from Hayley Mills' heyday. Read more

Inkoo Kang, Village Voice: The script's programmatic feel-goodery smooths out everything strange and noteworthy about Dean and Mei Mei's relationship into an unmemorable and unconvincing blandness. Read more