The Guru
The Guru (2002)

A visitor from the mysterious East arrives in New York -- not to offer the wisdom of the ages, but to make it big as a dancer in this "fish-out-of-water" comedy. Ramu Chandra Gupta (Jimi Mistry) grew up in India on a steady diet… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 31, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A sweetly silly but wafer-thin romantic comedy.

James Berardinelli

Devoid of life, intelligence, humor, and anything else that could entertain even the most undemanding viewer, this film is a perfect example of something that should have been shipped to landfills, not multiplexes.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

A trifle, a silly one at that, but it's a charming trifle that's hard to resist.

Michael Dequina

Not only a tepid Bollywood imitation, but a tepid film, period.

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Dan Via
Washington Post

A precipitous comedic falloff in the third quarter earns the film a qualified recommendation at best.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The movie offers up too many airy spiritual lessons in the hope of crossing from farce to sentiment.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Belos figurinos, boas seqüências musicais (embora em número insuficiente para servir como referência a Bollywood) e Marisa Tomei de lingerie - estes são os pontos fortes do filme. Os pontos fracos? Todo o resto.

Ted Fry
Seattle Times

With a reach that frequently falls short, higher wit and sexual sophistication crumble into plain old silliness.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

A joyous genre-blender guaranteed to crank up your karma.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This American version of a Bollywood musical is one of the worst films I have run across in the last few years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
This one failed the rewatch test. I remember thinking it was quite good when it was first out many, many years ago. Geez. What was I thinking!
Sarah Gaish
very funny jimi mistry is just hilarious! Funny to think he was in eastenders not so long ago lol
Directors Cat
The film lacks any big laughs and you'll probably forget you saw it an hour later. It has its moments and its sweet but is let down because of its water… More
Marcus Woolcott
Starts well and is really funny with a self-effacing look at Indians in the US, and by the half-way mark I was loving it, then it gives up and focusses on a… More
Michael Gildea
Surprisingly fun.
Marion Ravenwood
A cute film. It had a couple of funny moments.