Crazy Rich Asians isn’t even out yet, and Hollywood is already raving about it. The highly-anticipated adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s hit novel has an impressive 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 22 reviews. Granted, there’s a chance this rating could drop as more come in, but the fact it’s currently at 100 percent all but confirms Crazy Rich Asians is headed for a Certified Fresh Rating – and, hopefully, box office success.
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“Seeing this kind of onscreen representation is incredibly satisfying, especially via Kwan’s rich page-turner,” reads the review from Time Out. “A loving take on Kwan’s books, bundled up in a wildly entertaining package,” says Kate Erbland from IndieWire.
And these are just two of many stellar reviews from top critics. In addition to their actual reviews, many of them took to Twitter to express their enthusiasm for the movie. “After seeing #CrazyRichAsiansMovie I wanted to reread the book and rewatch the movie, AT ONCE. It made me that happy, and not just because of the outfits (though they are stellar),” Moira MacDonald from The Seattle Times tweets.
“Crazy Rich Asians picked an auspicious date to lift its review embargo, but by delivering a satisfying, highly entertaining romantic comedy, the filmmakers have made their own luck,” writes Brian Lowry from CNN.
“I wanted to rewatch CRAZY RICH ASIANS as soon as the credits started rolling. It’s a wonderful romantic comedy with culturally distinct (but universally relatable) stakes. It’s also a moving-as-hell affirmation of Asian American identity,” tweets Inkoo Kang from Slate.