R. Paul Dhillon

R. Paul Dhillon
R. Paul Dhillon's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Georgia Straight
Publications: Georgia Straight

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
63% Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) Despite minor flaws in the story, the excellent song-and-dance numbers keep it entertaining. This is a fresh portrait of young India that is a real break from the past. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2019
No Score Yet House Full (2010) With the exception of some well-orchestrated physical comedy in the vein of Charlie Chaplin, Housefull is excruciatingly painful to sit through. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
No Score Yet Ik Kudi Punjab Di (2010) Gender equality gets an entertaining treatment in the ensemble drama Ik Kudi Punjab Di. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
38% Golmaal 3 (2010) While the filmmakers try to crank up the fun factor full blast for another zany adventure centered around the Golmaal crew, the laughs seem forced and somewhat tiresome. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
No Score Yet Yamla Pagla Deewana (2011) Bollywood veteran Kher is in top form, and so is Randhawa, proving that she was no fluke in the hit Punjabi film Tera Mera Ki Rishta. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
No Score Yet Dharti (2011) The problem is that although the political backdrop is somewhat intriguing, the film's forced and muddling song, dance, and romance is lacking the entertainment quotient big-time. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
43% Sarkar Raj (2008) Sarkar delivers a long monologue at the end of the film that explains what really happened: chiefly that the power plant was just a ruse for a power struggle. Too bad Varma didn't make that film. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
60% Bhoothnath (2008) Ultimately, the film goes off-track and into the realm of serious melodrama, and loses the audience. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
50% Tashan (2008) Despite the superstars, the high production values, and abundant gloss from leading Indian studio Yash Raj Films, the film fails. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
No Score Yet Race (2008) A concoction of disjointed scenes dressed up as eye candy in the form of pretty boys and beauties in an absurd story that wouldn't even hold up in a fantasy world, let alone the real world it supposedly portrays. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
No Score Yet Sunday (2008) This Bollywood puffery is an ill-conceived mess that has absolutely no direction. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
No Score Yet Dhan Dhana Dhan... Goal (2007) Director Vivek Agnihotri's sophomore effort is a heavy-handed, cliché-ridden mess, which is worsened by the corny and uneven paint-by-numbers script. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
No Score Yet Jihne Mera DIL Luteya (2011) [The film] borrows the plot structure from classic Bollywood love triangles. But director Mandeep Kumar brings a breezy quality to the narrative, keeping the action moving to create a funny, entertaining film that has fresh characters and sharp dialogue. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2016
30% Ready (2011) Yet another lazy farce from hack director Anees Bazmee that leaves a sour taste in your mouth despite loads of charm and coolness from Khan. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2015
75% Jodhaa Akbar (2008) There's great chemistry between superstars Roshan and Rai Bachchan. Their solid performances bring home Jodhaa Akbar's saga of star-crossed lovers. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 5, 2015
91% Like Stars on Earth (2007) Bollywood's attempts at making socially relevant films usually end up preachy, but superstar-actor-turned-first-time-director Khan hits the bull's-eye with this minimalist story of a boy struggling with dyslexia. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2015
76% Om Shanti Om (2007) The film lacks creativity in the second half, failing to bring its reincarnation tale to a satisfactory conclusion. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted May 1, 2015
28% Step Up 2 the Streets (2008) Step Up 2 the Streets is the latest of this genre more obsessed with dancing than with a good story, which, despite all the explosive dance routines, results in an unsatisfying experience. - Georgia Straight EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2008