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  • ...haunts in unlikely fashion and, while the director's most straightforward picture, holds enough of its own marvels to justify multiple viewings.

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  • Watch it for its layered plot, serpentine twists, proficient storytelling and bravura performances.

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  • ...is wholeheartedly recommended but with a rider: it isn't a stroll in the park because it demands patience and concentration.

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  • In his attempt to pack in too much on war, love and deceit, the maker ends up with some haphazard division of war scenes versus love games, leaving the viewer muddled.

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  • ...comes off as probably 2017's most good-looking and well-made Indian film. Certainly, this year's most ambitious, with three great lead performances. Vishal Bhardwaj is in fine form, mostly.

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  • ...it’s largely bearable, if not wildly enjoyable.

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  • ...too many things have been mixed into one film. But attempted with eye-popping chutzpah. Over years, it's another matter if you've liked all his movies or not, what you have to credit Bhardwaj for is sheer audacity, and flight of imagination. He takes a chance.

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  • ...had all the ingredients to be heartbreaker and tear-jerker but it loses footing post-interval and then derails in the climax.

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  • The tiny step Bharadwaj takes towards Shakespeare is worth an applause, and a second-viewing too. Even so, the writing though has miles to go.

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  • ... is neither wholly satisfying nor capable of being dismissed entirely.

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  • ...is an epic misfire and the movie has demonstrated the desperation of Bhardwaj in trying to please the gallery in the end and that is more alarming.

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  • ...is definitely not avoidable but it is certainly not a Vishal Bhardwaj masterpiece.

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  • The Bhardwaj who made Maqbool, Omkara and Haider is a man perfectly suited to a film like Rangoon. Sadly, without the writing brilliance of the director’s Shakespeare trilogy, Rangoon gets many things right, but fails to come together as an involving, engaging whole.

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  • ...is a rollicking, messy, somewhat frustrating film—it neither coheres, nor does it let you drift away.

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  • While the actors give it their best shot, Rangoon just isn’t able to tell its story with consistency. The movie tries to pack in too many set pieces and ideas in one narrative.

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  • ...indulgent to the point of exhaustion.

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  • Shakespeare must be sighing in his grave, 'This time Vishal Bhardwaj's story is out of joint indeed!'

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  • Within minutes of the movie’s beginning, you realise the promise of a heart-wrenching period drama was a farce -- a set-up to promote a self-indulgent film that doesn’t know what it wants to be.

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  • ...is an ambitious but overblown, overlong jumble because Bhardwaj decides to take on too many strands. And he doesn’t knit them well as a whole.

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  • ...it is all the more startling to see what Bhardwaj does to the scenario that he so painstakingly creates in Rangoon. He ‘Bollywoodizes’ it; to a degree bordering on the absurd.

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  • ...the film is a victim of its grand intentions.

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