Devesh Sharma

Devesh Sharma
Devesh Sharma's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Filmfare
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The animation, by DreamWorks, needless to say, is spot on. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/5 36% Kesari (2019) Akshay Kumar is verily the soul of the film. His bearing, his mannerisms are totally that of a professional soldier. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 79% Photograph (2019) All-in-all, Ritesh Batra treats us to another delightful film. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Superhero portrayals are tricky but [Larson] has kind of mastered the trick, and has you rooting for her, and that's the actor's real superpower alright... - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/5 55% Badla (2019) In short, Badla is a true-blue mystery thriller. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/5 36% Luka Chuppi (2019) Watch Luka Chuppi for a dose of some good, clean fun -- much needed after all the heavy-duty stuff which has been going around in real life. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
2.5/5 33% Total Dhamaal (2019) The screenplay is full of twists and some plot points never get explained. The editing is patchy at best. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2019
4/5 100% Gully Boy (2019) Bollywood music holds sway over Indian listeners and this film ironically may help bring to mainstream the underground rap music flourishing currently. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3.5/5 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Whatever the case maybe, the film is part superhero origin story, part cross-cultural romance and part coming-of-age story. And this mix of genres is both its strength and paradoxically its weakness as well. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 86% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The animation, needless to say, is world class. The makers manage to bridge the gap between the real and imaginary worlds through an interesting mix of technology, camera work and editing. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
2/5 48% Escape Room (2019) Summing up, one can only say that the film tries to do too many things at the same time and that leads to its downfall. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 67% Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019) The film belongs to Anil Kapoor. Be it being a mama's boy even post 50, his sense of fulfillment while being in the kitchen, his simmering romance with Juhi Chawla or his emotional outburst near the end -- everything gets his hundred percent. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2.5/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Saoirse Ronan is the soul of film, giving her all to the project. The first half especially is quiet dull and you sit through it because Saoirse is simply brilliant...if not for the two actresses, the film easily would have fallen flat. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
3.5/5 56% Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019) A legend gets reborn, at least on screen, and maybe that's the only reality palatable to us right now... - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
3.5/5 22% Thackeray (2019) Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Thackeray and one can very well say it's the role of his life till date. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2019
2/5 10% Replicas (2019) The film has so many plot holes that it feels like the role model for the screenplay was cheddar cheese. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2019
3/5 44% Second Act (2018) Perhaps the film is a parable about how difficult having it all can be, especially for women. It does make a very pertinent point. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 22% The Accidental Prime Minister (2019) The big problem with the film is that it makes out Sanjaya Baru to be some kind of a superhero... - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 67% Uri (2019) The patriotic fervour behind the project can't be denied and better detailing definitely would have added another layer to the film. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3.5/5 93% Bumblebee (2018) Hailee Steinfeld is a natural in front of the camera and brings out all the nuances required for the role like a pro. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
4/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) All-in-all, Mary Poppins Returns is as much fun as a complete family film as the original. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
3.5/5 33% Simmba (2018) If Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the director who made Ranveer into an actor having a cupboard full of awards, Rohit Shetty is the person who will be credited with turning him into a massy hero. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2019
3/5 33% Zero (2018) Shah Rukh Khan is experimenting with each film and must be admired for his zeal to attempt something out of the ordinary and not playing it safe. He has given it all to the film and makes you believe in Bauaa's madness. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) We have become used to live action adaptations of comic books but this film makes a case for giving animation a chance once more. Let's hope other filmmakers can keep the ball rolling... - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3.5/5 81% Ben is Back (2018) The film tells you that drugs take a toll on your mind and body in ways you wouldn't even dream of. That parents remain unaware of what their wards are going through in most cases. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/5 65% Aquaman (2018) The film's real heroes are the SFX wizards and the production design team. They have really surpassed themselves creating fantastic underwater realms and making them teem with even more fantastical creatures. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/5 20% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Instead of giving us a bloodbath, we are given an atmospheric piece and this toning down of horror doesn't work in the film's favour. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
3/5 27% Mortal Engines (2018) Instead of following one story arc, it takes up several, and that proves to be the film's undoing in the long run. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/5 36% Kedarnath (2018) Kedarnath dazzles you with its scenic imagery and it's fresh pairing. But it's also a case of missed chances. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3/5 84% Creed II (2018) The film is slickly shot. And the fight scenes are nicely choreographed. You feel the pain of the boxers as they slug it out. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2018
3.5/5 67% 2.0 (2018) Shankar's influences may have been Western but he remains quintessentially Indian. His films may dazzle you through SFX but remain quite humane at heart. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
4/5 90% A Private War (2018) Rosamund Pike has given the performance of a lifetime in the film. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
3/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) It's as if the film is a big premise for some thundering climax that we will see in the next film. But it's all so haphazardly done that the viewer tends to lose interest in what's happening on screen... - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
3/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) All these disturbances decidedly took a toll on the finished product. All-in-all, Rami Malek's superlative performance keeps you riveted throughout... - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
3.5/5 81% Boy Erased (2018) The film is well written and directed and makes you angry about the way young men and women are getting fleeced by people who run such programs. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 57% Pihu (2018) Parents, who are genetically inclined to worry over their wards will surely have nightmares watching the film. Go watch the film for a story that totally differs from the usual escapist fare. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 58% The Grinch (2018) The film is primarily aimed at children but adults too won't suffer much watching it. Hope and a little sugar does go a long way, as they say. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/5 23% Thugs of Hindostan (2018) Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub's character of Shanichar was totally not needed. Katrina Kaif has two songs and a couple of scenes and even Fatima Sana Shaikh is reduced to being a gymnast here. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2.5/5 No Score Yet Air Strike (2018) There is no consistency in both theme and treatment. It feels like the director wanted to put every patriotic movie trope that he could think of in one film and exploit them all. The result is a mishmash... - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Jack and Dil (2018) The cinematography, editing, even music are strictly average fare. The writing is in total shambles. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
2/5 17% 5 Weddings (2018) The film looks like a bright idea on paper but is a rather disjointed effort on execution. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Dassehra (2018) Angry cop movies need an emotional core. They at least need a coherent plot. And need to be products of their time. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
3/5 46% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) It's an SFX driven film and the character effects are imaginatively done to say the least. However, the film suffers when it comes to the plot and the story. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
2.5/5 36% Hunter Killer (2018) Watch the film if you like underwater action as some of the scenes are really immersive, otherwise the film has nothing new to offer. Gerard Butler fans would be disappointed for sure. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3/5 79% Halloween (2018) Watch the film for some old-fashioned slasher fun and in-form acting from the ensemble cast. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
2/5 No Score Yet Namaste England (2018) Both Parineeti and Arjun are in need of a hit and to that end they try hard to spice up the proceedings. However, their heroic efforts aren't enough to salvage the disjointed story and screenplay. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
4/5 89% Badhaai Ho (2018) Congratulations indeed to director Amit Ravindernath Sharma for making a hugely entertaining film. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
4/5 89% A Star Is Born (2018) Cooper, who has turned director with the film, extracts commendable performances from everybody in the cast. The life of a musician is caught perfectly. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
4.5/5 87% First Man (2018) The cinematography gives you a taste of both confined spaces and the vastness of space in a very intimate way. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
3.5/5 85% Tumbbad (2018) Debutant director Rahi Anil Barve has given Indian horror a new direction with Tumbbad. - Filmfare EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018