Monsoon

Monsoon

Monsoon

Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) leads this romance drama from the BAFTA-nominated director of Lilting as a British Vietnamese man who, after fleeing Saigon because of the Vietnam War, returns. Co-stars Parker Sawyers (Southside With You) and Molly Harris (Artemis Fowl).

2020Rating: M, Coarse language85 minsUK
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Leisurely SE Asian travelogue.

3.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Offers a poignant picture of the emigrant experience as well as Vietnam's post-war hangover, while cementing Henry Golding's position as a leading man to watch.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

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Leaves a lasting, optimistic impression of love and friendship.

The Guardian

The Guardian

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A thoughtful, deeply felt movie of great sweetness, unfolding at an unhurried pace.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Tips over the line that separates minimalism from a not-fully-developed movie.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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A quiet, solitary affair designed to communicate how isolating it can be to travel alone in a big city, especially one you have a fragmentary relationship to.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Some may find the pacing a little too languid, but its worth persevering, as the real, tender heart of the story eventually starts to pour forth.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As he did in Lilting, Khaou in Monsoon finely sketches the complex inner lives and identities of a small group of characters and plugs them into a narrative that unfolds gradually but precisely, so audiences have the time to consider the work's larger thematic concerns.

Variety

Variety

press

A well-acted, gracefully shot, but perhaps overly delicate exploration of a Vietnamese-born Briton's return to the country of his childhood.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Offers a poignant picture of the emigrant experience as well as Vietnam's post-war hangover, while cementing Henry Golding's position as a leading man to watch.

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Leaves a lasting, optimistic impression of love and friendship.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A thoughtful, deeply felt movie of great sweetness, unfolding at an unhurried pace.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Tips over the line that separates minimalism from a not-fully-developed movie.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

A quiet, solitary affair designed to communicate how isolating it can be to travel alone in a big city, especially one you have a fragmentary relationship to.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Some may find the pacing a little too languid, but its worth persevering, as the real, tender heart of the story eventually starts to pour forth.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As he did in Lilting, Khaou in Monsoon finely sketches the complex inner lives and identities of a small group of characters and plugs them into a narrative that unfolds gradually but precisely, so audiences have the time to consider the work's larger thematic concerns.

Variety

Variety

press

A well-acted, gracefully shot, but perhaps overly delicate exploration of a Vietnamese-born Briton's return to the country of his childhood.

Leisurely SE Asian travelogue.

3.0