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Rajeev Masand

Rajeev Masand
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) It's dull and depressing and a reminder of everything that's wrong with modern blockbusters.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
2/5 67% Kabali (2016) Rajni still commands the screen, but the film is a bloated mess.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
2.5/5 75% Brahman Naman (2016) Perhaps if it was better fleshed out, the film could have been a sparkling comedy. But despite all the sexual suggestiveness and jokes, it just doesn't rise to the occasion.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3.5/5 89% Sultan (2016) Sultan is predictable, no two questions about it. But it's powered by a riveting central performance that makes you overlook so many of its problems.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2016
2/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Robbie, Waltz and Jackson add chutzpah, but occasionally slip into overacting, making this film a complete ham and cheese sandwich.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
2.5/5 62% Bombay Velvet (2015) Much of the film dazzles, but I found myself longing for some soul.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
3/5 78% Fan (2016) Anyone who -- like me -- had grown tired and disappointed with Shah Rukh's unwillingness to step out of his comfort zone will have reason to be a fan again.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2016
2/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Two films down and it would appear that Zack Snyder's most significant contribution to the superhero genre will be in reminding us just how much we miss Christopher Nolan's artistry from the Dark Knight movies.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2016
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) It's one of those films that the family can watch together. Not a bad way to spend two hours.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) It's familiar stuff, but also unmistakably entertaining.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2015
4/5 98% Inside Out (2015) While there is no question at all that you will laugh out loud several times, be prepared to tear up occasionally.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2015
3.5/5 63% Spectre (2015) Like a satisfying masala Bollywood film, Spectre is strictly escapist fun. Nothing wrong with that. It's just that you know what they could've pulled off had they tried harder.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2015
3.5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) It's brutal and relentless, and delivers a surefire adrenalin rush.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
4/5 83% Titli (2014) It may not be everyone's cup of tea -- it's especially not for the squeamish -- but it's an unflinching study of family in the way that the movies rarely provide.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 44% Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015) [Salman Khan] is in good form -- terrific in the comic scenes, and earnest in the emotional ones -- turning on the charm to help you survive, and even enjoy, this nearly 3 hour film that's crammed with songs, and over-styled to a fault.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2015
2/5 13% Shaandaar (Shandaar) (2015) A wildly inconsistent film that seesaws unevenly between charming and WTF.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
5/5 No Score Yet Killa (2014) I can't think of another film I saw recently that stayed with me like Killa has.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
3.5/5 93% Guilty (Talvar) (2015) Alternately wry, witty, persuasive and shocking.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
2/5 38% Phantom (2015) A big problem with Phantom is that it's never fast-paced and slick like the Bond or Bourne [movies] that it so badly wants to be.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2015
3/5 100% Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) It's more engaging than such typical Salman Khan blockbusters as Bodyguard and Ready, if only because it has a sliver of a story, and its heart in the right place.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2015
3/5 No Score Yet Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015) Someday we'll get a smart film on the battle of the sexes. Until then, perhaps cheap laughs will have to do.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
2/5 50% Jazbaa (2015) Good luck protecting your eyes and ears from this sensory overload.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015
4/5 93% Sicario (2015) [A] relentless film that never lets up.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
3.5/5 84% The Walk (2015) It all comes together so well in the end that you're even willing to forgive the clunky, sometimes whimsical early portions.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/5 73% Everest (2015) Everest relies heavily on awe, special effects and 3D.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) Scott puts a nice spin on the modern sci-fi, and a gives us a film that warms the heart.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
3.5/5 60% The Intern (2015) Much of the film's charm, expectedly, comes from the heartfelt performances of both stars‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2015
2/5 40% We Are Your Friends (2015) The film, sadly, never takes flight, and a key reason for that is the sheer emptiness of the writing.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Hero (2015) This is lazy, indifferent filmmaking, and a colossal bore for most of its running time.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
2.5/5 43% Welcome Back (2015) Welcome Back, directed by Anees Bazmee, is overlong, over-plotted, and unmistakably silly. But it's also incredibly funny in portions.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
2/5 15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) The Transporter Refueled smells like a hack job at best, a lazy attempt to cash in on a successful brand.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
2/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) There are some things even Meryl Streep can't do. Rescuing this flaccid film is one of them.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2015
2.5/5 50% Brothers (2015) The result is a film that's trying a little too hard.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
No Score Yet Gour Hari Dastaan: The Freedom File (2015) Make time for Gour Hari Dastaan. It's an important story that must be heard.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
95% Amy (2015) Like the director's terrific previous documentary Senna, on the life of Formula One legend Ayrton Senna, Amy humanizes a fascinating figure that deserved a more thoughtful study than the headlines provided.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
3/5 82% Ant-Man (2015) If, like me, you've been slowly tiring of the big, bloated superhero adventures that all seem to end with entire cities being reduced to rubble, then you'll be happy to know that Ant-Man feels a lot more intimate than the typical Marvel blockbuster.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
2.5/5 59% Southpaw (2015) Director Antoine Fuqua shoots the boxing scenes in long takes and gives us full body shots that look painfully real. What a shame that it's all in service of a plot that's utterly predictable from start to finish.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
3.5/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) A deliciously thrilling experience.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
4/5 92% Baahubali: The Beginning (2015) It's exactly what a blockbuster should be.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Bangistan (2015) It's likely that buried somewhere under all those unfunny jokes, simplistic sermons, and cringe-inducing melodrama, there may have been a promising idea at the heart of Bangistan.‐ CNN-News18
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015