Boogie Reviews

  • Boogie
    • Genre : Drama
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    • Studio : Focus Features
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Movie Reviews

  • the story of a Chinese American kid's hoop dreams is hard to enjoy when the depictions of the game are so wrongheaded
    2 of 4 by Richard Roeper [Chicago Sun-Times ]
  • the film's characters hardly possess a sense of a history or an interior life to adequately convey racism's psychic toll
    1 of 4 by Steven Scaife [Slant Magazine ]
  • it's unfortunate that a film with such a unique character, point of view and premise ultimately ends up feeling lightweight, insignificant and ultimately disappointing
    2 of 4 by Katie Walsh [Tribune News Service ]
  • it's a solid first film, with a firm grasp on its melancholy but romantic tone, which never gets in the way of its propulsive momentum; Boogie's got personal vision and swaggering flair to spare
    by Inkoo Kang [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • Eddie Huang's coming-of-age sports drama uplifts the Asian American struggle while falling into the same othering it purports to despise; Huang's "Boogie" is a 90-minute aimless mess that sets back as much as it saves
    Review rate : D by Robert Daniels [IndieWire ]
  • a promising if flawed debut film; Eddie Huang cooks everything up in a raw, honest look.. and while it's not always pretty, it feels real; Huang's voice and point of view are sharp, and once his storytelling catches up, it'll be cause to boogie
    Review rate : B- by Adam Graham [Detroit News ]
  • "Boogie" is, finally, Eddie Huang's cinematic realization of his dream; What Huang accomplishes with "Boogie" is a welcome addition to a growing canon of mainstream North American films created by and starring Asians
    by Cliff Lee [Globe and Mail ]
  • "Boogie" is at times unpolished but it offers a compelling and sympathetic portrayal of the title character and avoids excessive melodrama or a too-facile ending
    3 of 5 by James Berardinelli [ReelViews ]
  • "Boogie" is a sometimes-fascinating film about the pull of culture and family on a teenager trying to figure out his complicated life
    3.5 of 5 by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic ]

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