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Chandni Chowk To China Reviews

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Mike Scott
September 4, 2009
Insufferable. Burdened with insipid plotting and lame comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Cornelius
May 18, 2009
Tries to juggle Bollywood musical with martial arts action and slapstick comedy and fails at all three.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 11, 2009
This is a fun movie, as well as an interesting peek into what entertains audiences in a different culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
May 10, 2009
Chandni Chowk to China is a fresh, invigorating mashup of Bollywood and Asian martial arts epics. Then, it stays around a good half hour too long. Way too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
March 1, 2009
An energetic, if uneven, movie masala whose ingredients include broad comedy, fists of fury, dark family secrets and musical numbers.
Thomas Leupp
IGN Movies
January 28, 2009
Packs enough entertaining moments in its 154-minute running time to whet our appetite for more films from the subcontinent, but its sloppy audio and low-rent visual effects will likely prove distracting to American audiences accustomed to more polished fa
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Dequina
January 24, 2009
A wholly missed opportunity to broaden the Hindi film fan base in America.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
January 23, 2009
Half Bollywood, Half Chinese, all nonsense spectacle. Nikhil Advani's sprawling action-comedy has the feel of great ambition designed by committee.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
January 22, 2009
Any hopes of stylistic experimentation or genre fusion are quickly dashed and it becomes evident that this is simply two films: the first half singing, dancing Bollywood and the second a middle-of-the-road martial arts flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
January 22, 2009
If Chandni Chowk to China is any indication, a combination of Bollywood and kung-fu movies is something the world needed without even realizing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 22, 2009 energetically off-the-wall that the sheer novelty alone makes it entertain much of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Peikert
New York Press
January 21, 2009
Chandni Chowk to China never captures our imagination the way those twin Tarantino films did, mostly thanks to a lead character who's too dumb to root for, much less believe in.
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
January 20, 2009
Results are wonky, with its detriments mainly attributable to its Indian influence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe
January 16, 2009
Chandni Chowk to China is Bollywood's all-singing, all-dancing, all-Hindi bid to conquer America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 16, 2009
Chandni Chowk is the kind of madness to which you surrender unconditionally or not at all. You'll find the trans-Asian journey from the market street in Delhi to the tyrannized village in China bewitching or bewildering, with little room in between.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
January 16, 2009
Chandni Chowk isn't going to appeal to those not already entertained by Bollywood and kung-fu movie clichés. But it could turn the charismatic Kumar into a global star, making the prescribed happy ending even sweeter for Warner Bros.
| Original Score: B
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 16, 2009
Chandni has martial- arts montages and Bollywood song-and-dance numbers. As tacky as the latter are, they're the sweet -- and only? -- draw of the movie. They also give this slight comedy-adventure its epic and unearned length.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Anderson
January 16, 2009
If Chandni Chowk to China were a person, it would need Valium.
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
January 16, 2009
In fact, at two hours and 34 minutes, CC2C is too much by a half: too much dancing and fighting and too much footage of the Great Wall of China.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
January 16, 2009
If Chandni Chowk To China is not exactly original, it steals wisely, resulting in a movie that moves and entertains (even if it's too long by at least a half-hour).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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