Customer Review

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars PATCHY, 10 Nov. 2011
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: White Teeth [DVD] (DVD)
I'm not one of those who read the book, so I can only give my impression based on what the screen had to offer. It starts off on a very promising note, giving the impression that here is a series that's going to be truly memorable. Funny how first impressions can be misleading. I certainly liked the zany take on the Willesden scene, compacting the competing cultures into a very small sphere.
The acting was generally as convincing as it needed to be, particularly the exquisite Om Puri who always steals every scene he is in. It's simply a pity the whole thing just fragmented by itself, trying to go in every direction at once, without ever really getting anywhere. In fact, I found that the longer it went on the more repetitive it became, so that the end came more as a relief than a regret. Not a good sign.
Still, there is much to be enjoyed in this kaleidoscope, with so many quirky characters and a well captured sense of the times. If it hadn't been so patchy, and the script had been more controlled it would have rated higher.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.6 out of 5 stars (9 customer reviews)

4 star
0


2 star
0

1 star
0

£19.99 £8.90
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Spain

Top Reviewer Ranking: 7,745