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Anupama Chopra

Anupama Chopra
Anupama Chopra's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hindustan Times, Film Companion Reviews

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 36% Zero (2018) [Characters] are individually interesting but the connective tissue between them is so thin that the narrative starts to wobble precariously.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
1/5 29% The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) The film tosses in news footage of real people and then cuts to their onscreen counterparts. Which of course makes this whole enterprise even less convincing.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2.5/5 70% Uri (2019) Ultimately, though, this dance between realistic terrorist drama and rousing action thriller proves to be too much. ‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2019
2.5/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) If you have young children, you might consider giving Mary Poppins Returns a chance. I think they will enjoy it. There is less fodder here for adults but perhaps like me, you can distract yourself by admiring the sharp cut and fit of Mary's coats.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
80% Fan (2016) Fan is a fascinating but flawed study of celebrity and the reverential relationship we have with our stars. The film is a hall of mirrors with Shah Rukh playing a thinly disguised version of himself as Aryan Khanna the superstar. ‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
67% Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) Kal Ho Naa Ho is filled with these ridiculously convenient plots twists, obviously manipulative emotional moments and problematic gender politics‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
89% Devdas (2002) The film is a sensory overload but Devdas' heartache pierces through all the baroque splendor and that is an achievement.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
No Score Yet Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993) There is a sweetness and innocence in this performance that Shah Rukh never matched again.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
2.5/5 44% Kedarnath (2018) The second half has so much stuffed into into it that little makes an impact - including the flood. The narrative races choppily from one disconnected scene to another.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2018
3.5/5 83% Creed II (2018) Of course Creed II is familiar ground. But it honours the genre and still has enough vitality to make us feel the thrill again.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2018
3/5 75% 2.0 (2018) Just in case you've missed the point of this film, Dr. Vaseegaran spells it out again. Like everything else, it's a tiring overdose. But you need to see the film to see what ambition and imagination and the confluence of talented artists can create.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
2.5/5 38% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) You don't feel the horror or the charisma. I love the Harry Potter universe and I wish I could recommend this film with greater enthusiasm. It's competent but not enchanting enough. ‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Kaatrin Mozhi (2018) ...flaws and all, Kaatrin Mozhi gets the job done. A big reason is the fantastic dialogue-writer, Pon. Parthiban.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
2/5 57% Pihu (2018) The script is so visibly manipulative that it's difficult to stay invested. ‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3.5/5 80% Boy Erased (2018) I think Boy Erased is an important film for an Indian audience. I don't know if we have equivalents of conversion therapy here but I do know that there is enough prejudice, misinformation and hate. I urge you to see this film.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star is Born doesn't push any cinematic boundaries. It isn't edgy or provocative. But it's emotionally rich and hugely satisfying.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
1.5/5 38% Helicopter Eela (2018) This film doesn't feel modern. It feels dated and shallow‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/5 89% Tumbbad (2018) I left the theatre with images swirling in my head and a few questions that the film doesn't answer. Which is not a bad thing.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
2/5 28% Venom (2018) Venom is a soulless movie in which slimy creatures are trying to find host bodies.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2018
3.5/5 100% Andhadhun (2018) There's murder, betrayal, sex and a mountain of lies. In short, you can't look away. But as it happens too often in Hindi cinema, the energy takes a beating post-interval. ‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 33% Loveyatri (2018) The most mystifying part of LoveYatri is Aayush's hair, which rises a good three to four inches above his head. At one point, I wondered - what does it take to keep that up? Yes, this is that sort of film.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 50% Pataakha (2018) It's cacophony without juice or magic.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 86% Sui Dhaaga: Made in India (2018) Anushka Sharma, grappling with an under-written character, is solid. And they are supported by Raghubir Yadav, brilliant as the father who weeps while watching daily soaps and Yamini Dass, who steals the show as Mauji's mother.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/5 83% Love Sonia (2017) The plot feels like it is designed to reflect newspaper headlines and everything gets resolved so easily that it seems implausible. But Sonia's tortured face will haunt you.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3.5/5 80% Husband Material (Manmarziyaan) (2018) Like love, this film is messy and flawed and glorious. You have to sign up for all of it. ‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
2/5 33% Paltan (2018) Paltan is leaden and one-dimensional. ‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
3.5/5 100% Trapped (2017) Trapped is a tight-wire act, which would collapse without the masterful Rajkummar Rao.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/5 88% Bareilly Ki Barfi (2017) Bareilly Ki Barfi has enough flavour to keep you going. Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari keeps it frothy and light. I exited the theatre hoping that she'll give Pritam Vidrohi his own film.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3.5/5 67% Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (Shubh Mangal Savdhan) (2017) Bhumi Pednekar has established herself as the go-to actor to play the extraordinary ordinary woman.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
No Score Yet Anaarkali Of Aarah (2017) The film's plot was a little contrived but Pankaj Tripathi's unassuming presence, Swara Bhaskar's brilliant performance as Anaarkali and the thundering climax made it one of my favourites.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
92% Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) This story of four ordinary women who seek small joys was buoyed by wonderful performances - especially by Ratna Pathak Shah.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 89% A Death in the Gunj (2016) This film will seep into your skin. Hours later, I was thinking about Shutu and his scars, including the ones he leaves behind.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 92% Newton (2017) Newton's fight against the system was searing and memorable.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
4/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) The Shape of Water is visionary filmmaking.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2/5 25% Aiyaary (2018) Sidharth struggles to find flesh on his poorly written character.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Black Mirror At The National Gallery (2011) Black Panther speaks to the traumatic history of a continent but it also challenges every perception you might have about Africa and its people. And Coogler and co-writer Joe Robert Cole give you enough besides politics to chew on.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
1.5/5 50% Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety (2018) The laughs can't compensate for the lack of logic, which only gets worse in the second half.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3.5/5 91% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) ...tragic, comic, violent, tender and heartbreaking.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
1/5 20% Welcome to New York (2018) Welcome to New York doesn't feel like a film. It plays out more like an extended skit or a school play.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2/5 44% Pari (2018) Pari asks the big question - are human beings in fact the biggest monsters? I say the biggest horror is a lame script.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
2.5/5 57% 3 Storeys (2018) This isn't a film that lacks ambition but it never becomes one that is essential.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
4/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Lady Bird combines wisdom and tenderness, humor and grace. It's light-footed without being lightweight. And it captures, with great feeling, the turbulence of a girl growing up. I can't recommend it enough.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3/5 60% Raid (2018) In its textures, Raid aims for a gritty realism but the characters are painted in broad strokes. Eventually the punch is predictable but after a few stumbles, it does land.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
1.5/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) I'm not sure even fans will find this industrial-strength head-banger entertaining. The best thing is that Pacific Rim: Uprising is under two hours though I have to warn you - it feels much longer.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2018
3.5/5 80% Stree (2018) With laughs and scares, Stree delivers an important message.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1/5 14% Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se (2018) Among the three of them, the Deols have over 100 years of making movies. I think it's time to reinvent.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
2.5/5 50% Blackmail (2018) Abhinay Deo clearly has a keen eye for the darkness and absurdity of daily life but Blackmail isn't sparkling enough to sustain interest.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Blackmail (2017) Abhinay clearly has a keen eye for the darkness and absurdity of daily life but Blackmail isn't sparkling enough to sustain interest.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
No Score Yet Chupke Chupke (1975) Hrishi da's cinema brims with wit, charm and an inherent decency. Chupke Chupke is no exception. There is a real sense of fun here, much of it provided by Dharmendra who is in top form.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
2/5 33% Baaghi (2016) Baaghi will best serve people who are interested in moves rather than movies.‐ Film Companion Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018