Ra. One Reviews

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Anil Sinanan
Time Out
January 22, 2013
'King Khan' holds it all together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 4, 2012
So incredibly, enjoyably (and very much in-on-the-joke) bonkers that even the most rigidly-minded West-reared viewer will find it hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
November 4, 2011
A beautiful, preposterous slab of star-driven Bollywood fantasy, Anubhav Sinha's Ra.One hits all the right buttons and does so with gusto.
Manish Gajjar
Birmingham Mail
November 4, 2011
Despite a wafer-thin plot, director Sinha engages his audience with an abundance of graphics and VFX special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 28, 2011
The movie has a witty sense of punky, gaming-style esthetics that American blockbusters try for but can't quite achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
October 27, 2011
It never feels cynically niche-marketed or fundamentally bored with itself, the way so many big-budget American movies do.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
October 27, 2011
Anubhav Sinha's exhilarating fantasy "Ra.One" is Bollywood at its best.
James Luxford
The National
October 27, 2011
Not the best work of the director nor the star, but certainly their most spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
October 26, 2011
A decidedly different take on popcorn entertainment that gives American newcomers a good sense of what we've been missing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
October 26, 2011
The most expensive Bollywood movie ever made, "Ra.One," a sci-fi superhero thriller, is a kind of entertainment machine set to dazzle, Hindi cinema with a crush on high-tech.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 26, 2011
RA.ONE nicely serves two masters -- good family values and good capitalist instincts.
Mark Zhuravsky
The Playlist
April 13, 2015
Surely the film will be a success in its native land and will rake in significant bucks around the world (it's opening in a record-setting 5,000 theaters worldwide) -- whether that qualifies it as "good" is debatable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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John Anderson
Variety
January 22, 2013
Much of the film is marked by a sense of dead air, owing to the fact that there's not a lot of story, but nevertheless, per Bollywood conventions, a lot of time to fill.
Priya Joshi
Digital Spy
November 2, 2011
No amount of star power, guest appearances, insanely infectious song and dance numbers, state of the art technology and promotion can compensate for a weak script, inept dialogue, hackneyed performances and poor story telling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tamara Baluja
Globe and Mail
October 28, 2011
The film is as cheesy as it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
October 27, 2011
It champions an incoherently hackneyed kind of morality where filial piety matters more than treating your fellow man well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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