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Crazy Rich Asians (2018)



Critic Consensus: With a terrific cast and a surfeit of visual razzle dazzle, Crazy Rich Asians takes a satisfying step forward for screen representation while deftly drawing inspiration from the classic -- and still effective -- rom-com formula.

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"Crazy Rich Asians" follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick's arm puts a target on Rachel's back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick's own disapproving mother (Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can't buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

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Constance Wu
as Rachel Chu
Henry Golding
as Nick Young
Michelle Yeoh
as Eleanor Young
Gemma Chan
as Astrid Leong
Lisa Lu
as Ah Ma
as Goh Peik Lin
Harry Shum Jr.
as Charlie Wu
Ken Jeong
as Wye Mun Goh
Sonoya Mizuno
as Araminta Lee
Chris Pang
as Colin Khoo
Ronny Chieng
as Eddie Cheng
Jimmy O. Yang
as Bernard Tai
Remi Hii
as Alistair Cheng
Nico Santos
as Oliver T’sien
Jing Lusi
as Amanda Ling
Pierre Png
as Michael Teo
Carmen Soo
as Francesca
Fiona Xie
as Kitty Pong
Victoria Loke
as Fiona Cheng
Janice Koh
as Felicity Young
Amy J. Cheng
as Jacqueline Ling
Koh Chieng Mun
as Neenah Goh
Calvin Wong
as P.T. Goh
Tan Kheng Hua
as Kerry Chu
Selena Tan
as Alix Young
Amanda Evans
as Young Astrid
Peter Hodgson
as Clerk #1
Anders Thage
as Clerk #2
Daniel Jenkins
as Reginald Ormsby
Peter Carroll
as Lord Calthorpe
Deborah Yeo
as First Class Airport Greeter
Jessica Galetti
as Salesgirl
Swee Huat Teo
as Director
Roger Shak
as Eddie's Child 1
Lee Zhi Jian
as Eddie's Child 2
Lee Jun Wen
as Eddie's Child 3
Russell Wong
as Himself
Marcus Mok
as Jeweler
Jerrica Lai
as First Class Flight Attendant
Jasmin Chen
as Herself
Junji Delfino
as Astrid's Maid
Beatrice Chien
as Ling Cheh
Tan En Yu
as Goh Twin Girl #1
Tan En Dong
as Goh Twin Girl #2
Kris Aquino
as Princess Intan
Lucinda Lewis
as Little Girl in Jewelry Store
Susan Wong
as Woman in Coach
Kina Grannis
as Herself
Kevin Kwan
as Texting Author
Stephanie Auyeung
as Texting Gossip Girl
Ho Yan Xi
as 7 Year Old Ice Kachang Seller
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Critic Reviews for Crazy Rich Asians

All Critics (367) | Top Critics (79)

Crazy Rich Asians represents people and places with so little thought that it upholds a painful, brutal hegemony that's painfully apparent to people who live in Southeast Asia, where the film is actually set.

March 11, 2021 | Full Review…

A binge-able series might have been a better way to go, since the script squeezes a sprawling supporting cast into boisterous caricatures and transforms an intricate flow chart of status among Singapore's superrich into a flood of affectations.

September 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Aside from these important issues of representation and diversity, Crazy Rich Asians marks a welcome return for the funny, giddy, likeable, glamorous Hollywood romcom.

September 18, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Somewhere between My Big Fat Greek Wedding and a Jane Austen novel: meticulous and hilariously alert to social structures, family dynamics and money, with a plucky underdog heroine.

September 15, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Michelle Yeoh takes the acting honours as the heroine's steely prospective mother-in-law.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Michelle Yoh is terrific not least because... you have [her] character who is very not funny in a way which is kind of impressive in a comedy.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Crazy Rich Asians


Here is a typical rom-com of the 1930s type (you know, the Great Depression, when everybody dreamed that being rich was the answer to life's difficulties, and the movies reflected that) in that a poor ingenue outsider faces considerable obstacles of the familial variety when she dares to aspire to marry the rich favorite son. So overdone, so familiar, as to be of the go-to-sleep-with- the-teevee-still-on variety. But that's merely the opening premise. Beyond is an intricately designed cultural assault, no less, in a cinematic bid for Asian inclusion and equality that implements your familiarity with those motifs to make its point. There's simply too much to list and so I'll only note that the romantic lead attempts a Cary Grant impersonation - shamelessly. Heading this assault is the indomitable Michelle Yeoh (who I love, and so enough about that!) as the hard-nosed matriarch. But, back to the film: pretty good.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

This is a good movie that really shoots right down the middle for mass appeal. It does touch on some intricate details about growing up and living with an Asian family but really plays out as fancy blockbuster rom-com. Since this film does naturally come from a different angle than most rom-coms, however, with different issues and obstacles, it at least stands out. The B-story involving Astrid seems rushed and incomplete but leaves open the option for a sequel that will explore her more, which I would like to see.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

Better than expected. I was glad they left a few things out from the book honestly, though I would have liked a little more Kitty Pong!

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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