Chak De! India Reviews

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Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK
May 4, 2015
This is exceptionally well written (Jaideep Sahni take a bow), well acted and put together.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
May 4, 2015
The plot contains no surprises, but the matches are deftly shot and the film is a buoyant expression of girl power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film4
May 4, 2015
[It's] proudly old-fashioned but still manages to feel fresh.
Carrie R. Wheadon
Common Sense Media
August 3, 2012
Indian underdog sports film will make American girls cheer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 4, 2007
India is definitely Bollywood, ashamed of neither sentimentality nor predictability. Yet its sharp-eyed view of Indian society makes for a world of difference from old-style, sugar-coated Bollywood films.
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Andy Webster
New York Times
August 25, 2007
The film's greatest merit is its commentary on sexism in India. As it should, Chak De! India gives the women, in the closing credits, the last word.
August 21, 2007
While the tale of the sporting underdog is hardly new, Jaideep Sahni's screenplay offers a rare look at a popular Indian sport often overshadowed by cricket.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
August 16, 2007
Weaves its familiar story with some fresh textures and even manages to invest the conflict on the field with a resonance that transcends the tick-tock turnover of the numerals on the scoreboard.
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
August 16, 2007
Director Shimit Amin and his cast bring considerable conviction to familiar characters and situations.
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Derek Elley
Variety
August 15, 2007
A patriotic heartwarmer that scores some old-fashioned entertainment goals despite its flaws.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 19, 2007
A very familiar, very formula underdog sports movie with nothing to distinguish it from similar, equally slick Hollywood product--except for maybe a Bollywood-norm run time of 150 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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