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      Ocean of Pearls

      PG-13 2008 1h 38m Drama List
      38% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 71% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A Sikh surgeon (Omid Abtahi), who wears a turban to honor his father, encounters racial bias. Read More Read Less

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      Ernest Hardy Village Voice Overly earnest but engaging. May 10, 2010 Full Review Rachel Saltz New York Times Ocean, smoothly directed by Sarab S. Neelam, mostly comes down on the side of tradition and, like Amrit, is dutiful and virtuous. And, like him, it's also a bit too well mannered to make a strong impact. Rated: 2.5/5 May 7, 2010 Full Review Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine Ocean of Pearls is, underneath the gross sentimentality, racist and shameless, and it might be dangerous if it weren't so forgettable and on-the-nose. Rated: 1/4 May 6, 2010 Full Review Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru A provocative, well-acted and moderately heartfelt drama that suffers from lack of bite and boldness while resorting to oversimplifications, facileness and contrivance. Rated: 5.75/10 May 8, 2010 Full Review Lance Goldenberg L.A. Weekly Rest assured that all is resolved with a minimum of muss, fuss and imagination. Dec 17, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Just like a really long, really boring soap opera. Not the best acting, either. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I found this movie interesting on several levels. 1. I love movies that revolve around medicine and the medical field. 2. I'm fasinated by different religions and cultures and this movie taught me a little bit about the Sikh religion and some of the abuses they endure. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Good film by an up-and-coming Director. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member FIRST, ON PROFESSIONAL CRITICS: I never cease to be astonished at these so-called professional reviewers. I find myself sharing the auteur's and artist's creative disdain for the mass of those who make their living as critics and reviewers. Those of this ilk, who produce nothing and view true works of art with an easy disdain, who treat the works they cannot themselves create with a callow and dismissive superiority which they have not earned, who affect genuine understanding of genius, but who are in truth mere crass and scurrying things whose existence and livelihood demand -- to themselves -- that they prove their regular public opining as justifiable, because they know the craft they are appointed by some managing editor and themselves to judge. By putting almost all creative work down and finding fault, however small, in all works, they imagine this fault-finding proves that their judgement is sound. It does not. And it is not. By being jaded, these nothings offer nothing. I wish for accurate appreciation, but most of these critics would not recognize a great work if it smacked them across their smug red cheeks. There are a few who consistently seem to know what is good, but these are swallowed by a mob of loud bloviating bastards. (Do I bloviate on the subject of critics? Probably, and to them, certainly.. If I do, what of it?) Everybody and his brother is now a critic. To RE-view is fine, if it is done with those who have themselves already VIEWED, but these PRE-views do no justice to the art that critics profess to respect and love. THIS MOVIE: That off my chest, let me be a lone voice, or one of them, to defend OCEAN OF PEARLS. It is a complex and fine movie, and I recommend that you see it yourself. If you disagree after you have seen it, fine. We'll talk. Till then, then. -- Clark Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Well Directed, Well Acted, I must say that principally the guy did what was asked of mankind, it shows the true colours of being a sikh, a fighter , a humane person, always ready to put yourself into fire for the betterment of mankind. Must watch for everybody who think they can't go ahead with their principles and values. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Between a 5/10 and 6/10, it sounds heavy-handed, and it is. Although the film looks professional, it feels like a soap opera with a message. High marks for good intentions, but that's about all. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A Sikh surgeon (Omid Abtahi), who wears a turban to honor his father, encounters racial bias.
      Director
      Sarab Neelam
      Screenwriter
      Sarab Neelam
      Rating
      PG-13 (Brief Strong Language|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 8, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 38m