NOTE: Reviews and ratings will be delayed for the next couple of weeks. Sorry about the inconvenience. - 18 Oct 2017

Critic reviews and ratings

  • It's a Wonderful Afterlife could have...would have...should have...but all it does is end up as average fare: Indian curry yes, yet minus the tangy flavour.

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  • ...is missing the energy and the zing of her previous hit "Bend It Like Beckham", but it's a moderately entertaining film nonetheless thanks to some witty dialogue, and the enthusiastic performances of its two female protagonists.

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  • ...after the enjoyably batty It’s A Wonderful Afterlife, I suppose it’s time to wonder how Gurinder Chadha was drawn to an empowerment saga like Bend It Like Beckham in the first place. Her talents seem to be those of a natural-born farceur...

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  • ...never achieves full lift off. There are too many dull stretches. The film has the texture of a clunky television sitcom.

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  • ...the overall effort to lightly poke fun at the Indian diaspora is amusing and appreciated after so many self-important and overwrought works on the subject. But the film's bad moments outweigh the good.

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  • ...is not so wonderful at all. At most, it’s a bheja boil.

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  • You cringe in helplessness, to realise, this is just a sad B-movie, merely testing bounds of insanity, secretly hoping for a cult status.

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  • An engaging premise, but a weak script plays spoil sport in making this afterlife wonderful.

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  • ...is one of those films that should not have happened. It is way too strained in concept and far too outlandish in execution.

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  • With a gluttonous plot and gastronomical premise, Chadha puts a lot of thought in food but sadly there is no food for thought in her film.

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  • ...is anything but wonderful.

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  • This is just the sort of film that makes you wonder - Who funded this trash? Who put their faith and their money where their brain should be? And why should we tolerate such unacceptable cinema?

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  • Long after It's a Wonderful Afterlife has run its course on screen, you wonder what the film was all about. If you managed to stay awake, that is.

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  • It’s anything but funny. There are hardly a couple of lines that bring the smile on.

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  • ...had everything going in its favour. But let's not forget that great vegetables don't necessarily make a yummy meal. This Gurinder Chadha curry is just not palatable!

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