The Buzz: The Namesake Is An Engaging And Moving Cross-Cultural Family Saga

The Namesake

Director: Mira NairStarring: Kal Penn, Tabu, Irfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Glenne Headly, Linus Roache, and Daniel GerrollRunning Time: 122 minutesMPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief languageBuzz Rating:

8 out of 10

The Good:

Moving and marvelous new cross-cultural family saga.

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

A thoroughly engaging, terrifically moving family story that's rich in beautifully observed and lovingly conveyed human detail.

Glenn Kenny, Premiere

An engaging and moving film with a universal story about the bonds of family as told through two generations of a Bengali family.

Claudia Puig, USA Today

Nair and her uniformly superb cast take the same tack: The characters are individuals before they are emblems.

Dennis Lim, Los Angeles Times

It is hard to imagine a better cast or production values so the film should find audiences among sophisticated urban adults.

Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

The Bad:

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