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  • It is an uneven, tacky, cheesy actioner, a film that has much going catastrophically wrong but it is also -- surprise, surprise -- at times incredibly zany and, much more importantly, a film that strikes back against the unending misogyny routinely perpetrated by our heroes in these larger-than-life movies.

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  • There's suspension of disbelief, and there's Action Jackson—where suspension climbs to the top of Everest, moonwalks and floats into the stratosphere strapped with eardrum-shattering jetpacks. Not usually my cuppa, but perhaps this one time, it is. With a shot of rum.

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  • The film is worth a watch strictly for the cast and the songs. That’s if you’re willing to endure the unbelievably long and violent film for that.

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  • ...puerile potboiler.

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  • The film has no script whatsoever and has been put together haphazardly on the editing table glued together which non-sensical graphics and animation.

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  • The film has scores of logic defying stuff.

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  • ...watch Action Jackson if you are a Prabhudheva or Ajay Devgn fan, because otherwise there isn't a single dialogue you haven't heard and this is one of the films where they say 'Do not take your brains to the theatres'.

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  • It’s as if director Prabhudheva wanted to make two distinct movies with the same cast. When he couldn’t make up which genre to go with he put the two together to make an ambiguous mix-genre movie that’s too inconsistent to garner any appreciation.

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  • ...this one is pure punishment.

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  • ...a happy addition to the run-of-the-mill films with the invisible please-leave-your-brain-at-home statutory label.

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  • While most of it, especially the second half, is so deliciously bad that it is good, the first feels a little heavy and staid featuring what looks like leftover footage from R. Rajkumar, especially with a Shahid cameo.

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  • If watching stylish action scenes and listening to songs that sound like a mix tape you rejected in the 90's gets you amped up, then Action Jackson is the ticket to buy.

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  • ...is just action scenes and random songs put together to fill 145 minutes of screen time. This film is beyond repair.

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  • 145 minutes of super-stylish action. There is about 10 minutes worth of story somewhere in there. But, does that really matter? And does it count that it doesn't matter?

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  • It's as much fun as getting your privates stuck in your zipper.

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  • Cartoonish characters, mindless comedy...a blatan­tly chauvinistic wannabe blockbuster.

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  • Even Rohit Shetty’s brand of brainlessness is better than this straight-up disgusting fare.

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  • The film proffers the worst of everything – obnoxious characters, mindless situations, juvenile action sequences, raucous music, bizarre dance routines and pathetically cheap gags – with nary a sign of any redeeming feature that could lessen the blow.

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  • ...mind-numbingly unentertaining film...

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  • The first half of the film is disconnected sequences of action, comedy and romance randomly strung together. And when the plot finally kicks in, it is so fantastically ridiculous that you have to ask — what have we — enthusiastic, loyal, passionate lovers of Hindi cinema — done to deserve this?

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  • This film makes you realise that Prabhudheva (perhaps that extra ‘h’ now stands for horror) entered into a bet (with himself?) to show the world there can be films worse than 'Humshakals'. So yes, sorry Sajid Khan, we stand corrected.

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