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33 Postcards
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Overall 8
8.0

33 Postcards

Slant Magazine
23 June 2013
  • Excerpt: 33 Postcards provokes little emotional or intellectual response other than active irritation with its dullness, which is so stifling it almost scans as an act of audience hostility. The canned moralizing, devoid of behavioral observation or common sense, is reminiscent of the Christian genre films associated with studios like Sherwood Pictures.
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Overall 4
3.6

33 Postcards

AV Club
16 May 2013
  • Excerpt: China and Australia: Two great tastes that taste great together! That seems to have been the impetus behind 33 Postcards, a clunky hybrid—half feel-good weepie, half preposterous thriller—that functions primarily as an elaborate travel brochure for both countries. This sort of global co-production is becoming more and more common, but it’s rarely quite so calculated; you can practically see the scale being used to ensure that each location receives equal narrative...
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Review: ‘33 Postcards’

Variety
19 June 2011
  • Summary: A bright performance by newcomer Zhu Lin can't prevent severe credibility gaps and abrasive tonal shifts from harpooning the heartwarming intentions of "33 Postcards.
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Overall 4
4.0

33 Postcards

Flicks
4 June 2013
  • Summary: After seeing Guy Pearce act in so many films, I'm only just starting to realise how much I like watching him work. He is as consistent as ever in 33 Postcards , giving a haunted, vulnerable performance as convict Dean. I was far less impressed with Zhu Lin as Mei Mei, who initially seemed like a bit of a caricature, but she won me over eventually when showing some emotional range.
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