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  • ...is not a movie. It is brilliance in motion. It is a must-watch film.

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  • A film so real that you can almost touch it. Please go watch it. The audience needs such films more than the film needing the audience.

    89

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  • It is unyielding, funny, mundane, occasionally boring and thought provoking, if only in hindsight.

    89

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  • This is a delicious slice-of-life film that puts forth various issues, and celebrates the unintended and often dark humour that we see all around us.

    79

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  • The best thing about Court is that all the characters have given believable performances, which lends to the authenticity and realism of the narrative.

    79

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  • In a film of many highs, the film's real star though is Tamhane, who is in control of the proceedings from the beginning. His detailed eye and wry sense of humour only enhance the courtroom experience.

    79

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  • ...a searing, unmissable film​, and is one of the best you will see this year​ .

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  • ...is absolutely worth raving about, and that it might be one of the most original films to come out of the country in a long time. But its insights are hard-won: you have to be willing to wait and watch until the point of each scene...

    79

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  • An accomplished piece of work whose natural tone is surreal.

    79

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  • It’s the simplest of films, yet unimaginably complex. It’s straightforward yet marvelously thoughtful. In its understatement lies melodrama. In its refusal to dress itself up lies its richness.

    79

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  • Chaitanya Tamhane’s elegantly assembled and immensely powerful debut packs together observation, humanism, intelligence and beauty.

    69

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  • ...a singularly strong directorial debut -- gives us stunning snapshots which should work sensationally well for a festival audience, but, to the Indian viewer, are not truly new or holding any strikingly original thought.

    69

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  • Tamhane's film excels in revealing these terrific vignettes of life, and in the process it ends up moving you.

    69

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  • Court is another reminder that we need drastic changes in the way our judiciary functions; it raises relevant questions but doesn’t provide answers. We are left chuckling in the end but the joke, sadly, is upon us…

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  • ...comes closest to showing how an actual court functions. It captures the impact those undramatic courtrooms have on people who are unwittingly trapped in the labyrinth justice system.

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