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  • ...is a cinematic marvel which has the style as well as the substance.

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  • ...is a moment in Indian sci-fi genre that deserves a pat on everyone’s back, though Shankar’s story is basically in his ‘pet’ format, the movie has the finest VFX in Indian cinema till date.

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  • It could have been a smarter film, but it is a mostly fun Rajinikanth ride, with solid 3D and great Atmos sound...

    69

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  • The film is totally paisa vasool and makes for a complete family entertainer. It's production took a lot of time but the wait has been worth it...

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  • While the film certainly looks world-class, the writing doesn't always live up to the expectations.

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  • Shankar’s cinema uniquely combines scale with social message. Just in case you’ve missed the point of this film, at the end, Dr. Vaseegaran spells it out again. Like everything else in 2.0, it’s a tiring overdose.

    59

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  • ...director Shankar marries social message with grandiose tentpole filmmaking, and the result is an overlong, seldom subtle but always watchable movie that knows its strengths and plays to them.

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  • The star is the director Shankar still. As a story-teller, you can tell, he could do with simplicity, and a better sense of proportion. As a filmmaker, he's sheer genius. Need better proof? Yes, you could catch 2.0.

    59

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  • In 2.0, Shankar’s ability to marry visual effects with populist melodrama serves him well in some of the sequences, even though the larger message is confused and the screenplay is too sluggish for an action spectacle.

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  • ...Shankar’s story is pedestrian, plebeian and even plain puerile. But the visuals and sounds are compelling enough to keep you mesmerised at least for a bit.

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  • A film that pivots around technology and artificial intelligence should have laid as much emphasis on artificial (special effects, computer graphics, robots) as intelligence. But writer-director Shankar’s focus is largely on visually wow-ing the audience.

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  • The good versus evil tropes that 2.0 employs are trite, but the battle at the heart of the film - it pits a warped model if development against in the need for ecological conservation in a no-holds-barred fantasy - has moments that are thought-provoking and entertaining at once.

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  • ...a slog to sit through despite Rajini's best efforts...

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  • Hokey science, meet Rajinikanth. This odd film ODs on special effects but is neither an Akshay Kumar film, nor is it a Rajini film.

    39

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  • ...is dull as ditchwater in the first half, perking up a little in the second, with a half-way watchable Akshay, and a Rajini coming into his own right towards the end, for a bit. There are some oh-wow moments, but on the whole, the film is not worth all the sound and fury.

    39

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  • My worst fear came true–the action and CGI are good but not enough by themselves to pull you through the overdrawn public service announcement that the film ends up being.

    39

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  • ...there’s little drama in 2.0, but a lot of clumsy scenes and listlessness.

    39

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  • This movie gives you a run for your money, but eventually falls short in holding on to its narrative; which, when it started, promised a lot more bang for your buck.

    39

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  • A film that pivots around technology and artificial intelligence should have laid as much emphasis on artificial (special effects, computer graphics, robots) as intelligence. But writer-director Shankar’s focus is largely on visually wow-ing the audience.

    39

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  • ...the glitz and grandeur become boring after a while in the pre-interval portion as the story takes forever to take off and the SFX are beset by repetitiveness, as though a teenaged boy is trying to impress his school buddies with his brilliance.

    29

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