• Shalini Langer
    Shalini Langer
    Indian Express


    …the film belongs to Lawrence, even if she is perhaps a little too polished. As Russell struggles to get a grip on her role, she at least falls in step pretty efficiently — whether Joy is deeply crestfallen or completely overwhelmed.

  • Renuka Vyavahare
    Renuka Vyavahare
    Times Of India


    Heartbreaking, uplifting, liberating…Joy makes you instill faith in your abilities once again. It has that ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ (2006) feel to it.

  • Bryan Durham
    Bryan Durham
    DNA India


    Joy has an engaging beginning, a middling middle and a rather overdone ending. It has its heart in the right place, but should that be enough?

  • Aparna Singh
    Aparna Singh
    India Today


    Joy could have been a Joyous ride to the Oscars, but fell short of it. Watch the film for Jennifer Lawrence.

  • Unfortunately Russell’s craft here is not as luminous as it was in ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ But even though it’s a hustle at best, it manages to spread out enough charm to keep you engaged.