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Rajeev Masand

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  • Chef

    ...isn’t perfect; it lags in places, offers quick-fix solutions to characters’ problems, and feels wholly familiar. But at a little over two hours, it doesn't ask much of you, and offers some pleasure in Saif Ali Khan’s return to form as an actor hard to look away from.

    Oct 2017
  • Judwaa 2

    Everything about Judwaa 2 – from the treatment to the one-liners – has a distinctly outdated feel to it. But it’s also true that some of the gags work.

    Sep 2017
  • Haseena Parkar

    It’s a movie that lacks flair, inventiveness, atmospherics, and just about everything required to deliver a compelling cinematic experience.

    Sep 2017
  • Lucknow Central

    It’s all by-the-numbers storytelling, particularly the big escape plan and the way it unfolds. There is literally no surprise, no unpredictability in how things go down.

    Sep 2017
  • Simran

    There’s ample meat in the story, yet the writing itself is weak. The film’s second half feels particularly sloppy, and don’t even get me started on the caricaturish villains. But it’s a testament to Kangana’s full-blooded performance that Simran works despite these complaints.

    Sep 2017
  • Daddy

    The craft is admirable and the big denouement is thought provoking, but pacing issues cripple the film to the extent that you’re exhausted by the time the lights come back on.

    Sep 2017
  • Baadshaho

    15 years ago Baadshaho might not have been an awful film, but today it feels sexist, formulaic and completely outdated.

    Sep 2017
  • A Gentleman

    It’s a harebrained set-up and over the next 132 minutes, the makers manage to offend everyone from gays, to African-Americans, to fat people, and just about anyone with a modicum of taste and common sense.

    Aug 2017
  • Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

    It’s a guilty pleasure at best, provocative and titillating. But it’s also overlong and derivative, and gives one of our finest actors little room to do much more than repeat himself.

    Aug 2017
  • Bareilly Ki Barfi

    There is a lot to enjoy here but the script contrivances rankle. This is a movie that works on account of the trimmings: the acting, the clap-trap dialogues, and the authentic texture of the world that it’s set in. If only there was more meat to the main dish.

    Aug 2017
  • Jab Harry Met Sejal

    There is just not enough meat on the bones to keep you invested in the protagonists’ journey, or in their relationship, which feels clumsy and muddled but not in an interesting, honest way.

    Aug 2017
  • Indu Sarkar

    ...is at best an average movie. It's the cinematic equivalent to one of those training manuals…think The Emergency for Dummies.

    Jul 2017
  • Jagga Jasoos

    ...is never more than the sum of its parts. The film’s heart – the moving father-son dynamic – is buried somewhere under all the manic Tintin-like adventure and the sensory overload it triggers.

    Jul 2017
  • Mom

    ...is a far from perfect film, but it’s never boring. Sridevi’s terrific turn makes up for many of the script problems.

    Jul 2017
  • Tubelight

    ...is well intentioned but overtly manipulative and doesn't so much tug at your heartstrings as it punches you in the face demanding that you care.

    Jun 2017
  • Raabta

    ...is one part lighthearted rom-com, one part deathly serious reincarnation saga, and all parts ridiculous.

    Jun 2017
  • Hindi Medium

    Despite its shortcomings, the film is never unwatchable and benefits enormously from a winning performance by Irrfan Khan who makes his every moment on screen count.

    May 2017
  • Meri Pyaari Bindu

    There are moments and sequences in the film that are moving and funny and quietly heartbreaking. But those are few in an overlong film that never quite finds its groove.

    May 2017
  • Sarkar 3

    ...is an improvement on many of Varma’s recent films, which, quite frankly, were unwatchable to say the least. Yet it’s steeped in familiarity and an overwhelming sense of repetition and pointlessness.

    May 2017
  • Noor

    Although handsomely mounted and evocatively shot, Noor lacks a sense of genuine urgency. The protagonist’s journey from flaky to fully reformed is never convincing...

    Apr 2017
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