Rashid Irani

Rashid Irani
Rashid Irani's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Hindustan Times
Publications: Hindustan Times

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
88% Ready or Not (2019) A spectacularly entertaining horror-comedy, Ready Or Not lends renewed lustre to an increasingly disreputable genre. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
63% It Chapter Two (2019) Bill Skarsgard is dreadful rather than dread-inducing. And even scarier than the nearly-three-hour runtime of this frightmare... - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/5 22% The Kitchen (2019) Ostensibly a feminist call to empowerment, the film achieves its modest goals thanks primarily to the compelling performances of Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
0.5/5 39% Angel Has Fallen (2019) Why is Gerard Butler still making action movies? Why is there one more ...Has Fallen flick? - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
5/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) Quentin Tarantino's much-awaited ninth film is everything you'd expect - it's bloodspattered and luminous, meta and movie-loving, and has DiCaprio and Brad Pitt working together for the first time. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3/5 84% Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) A colourful animation interlude and the climactic Indiana Jones-style hijinks are also notable. Best of all is an energetic end-credits song-and-dance number. Have a blast. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
1.5/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Fast & Furious 9 is just more of the same tyre-screeching, glass-shattering meaningless mayhem. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 99% Ash Is Purest White (2019) Cinephiles craving something more substantial than Hollywood's fast and furious follies would do well to spare a couple of hours for Ash Is The Purest White this weekend. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2019
4/5 53% The Lion King (2019) Overall, while the plot offers nothing new (honestly, how could it), this re-envisioning of The Lion King is a wondrous treat that merits comparison with the golden age of screen animation. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2019
2.5/5 63% Yesterday (2019) The film comes across merely as a serviceable musical fantasy. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 11, 2019
4.5/5 99% Shoplifters (Manbiki kazoku) (2018) Through a tale about an impoverished family that steals to get by, director Kore-eda questions the very notion of parenthood. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
2.5/5 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Intermittently zippy, ...Far From Home may not be in the league of Sam Raimi's original Spider-Man trilogy (2002 - 2007) but it nevertheless serves the purpose of a popcorn-ready rainy-day matinee. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
0.5/5 65% Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Expect dialogue so stilted, and effects so tacky, that the only scary thing will be the prospect of sitting through the rest of the fiasco as it unfolds. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
2/5 60% The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) The freshness is gone in this sequel; there's less humour, less flavour, less fun. Recommended only for the ardent lover of cats and dogs, and barely even then. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 22% Men in Black International (2019) Instead of the sass and sense of surreal surprise that we're used to, we get a new lead pair with no chemistry, a needlessly complex plot, and a bunch of unnecessary special effects. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Sad to say, Dark Phoenix is barely adequate, even as a summertime diversion. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
1.5/5 41% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Flat action sequences and excessive CGI only serve to highlight the lack of a plot. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) The film traces how a shy piano prodigy named Reginald Dwight became the flamboyant showman, rock star and gay icon. Taron Egerton as Elton is outstanding. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
1.5/5 57% Aladdin (2019) Director Guy Ritchie deploys his usual arsenal of flashy effects but adds nothing to the story of the thief with the heart of gold. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
4.5/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Fasten your seatbelts and get set to savour the all-in-good-fun... - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
0.5/5 14% The Hustle (2019) It's bad enough that there are so few original scripts in Hollywood. What's even worse is when this paucity sees filmmakers take a film and make it worse in remake. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 51% A Dog's Journey (2019) Not the most compelling tale, not compellingly told. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
0.5/5 31% The Intruder (2019) If all this sounds familiar, that's probably because it's been done before, and done far better. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2.5/5 27% UglyDolls (2019) This straightforward yet affecting story revolves around a community of rejected dolls living in isolation in the unflatteringly named Uglyville. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
1.5/5 60% A Dog's Way Home (2019) Predictably, the last act unfolds in full-on heartstrings-tugging mode... - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 66% Suspiria (2018) The new Suspiria is about as much fun as being assigned to write a dissertation on the original film - which makes sense, because that's what it is. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) t's really long; three hours long. There is a bit too much time travel. But overall it's just the kind of extravaganza you'd expect. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
1.5/5 58% Pet Sematary (2019) This film squanders the spooky premise of Stephen King's tale, relying instead on cheap scare tactics and a shrill soundtrack. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
2/5 17% Hellboy (2019) There are no thrills, no emotional core. Just an excess of subplots and gore. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
4/5 97% Free Solo (2018) Expect stunning visuals, plenty of drama. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3.5/5 91% Shazam! (2019) Shazam! is surprisingly good - as immensely enjoyable, in fact, as Wonder Woman was. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) All in all, Fighting With My Family is a pleasant surprise. I recommend it for fans of wrestling and non-fans alike. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
4.5/5 93% Us (2019) This psychological horror-thriller will haunts you long after it's over. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/5 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) The Hidden World is, at best, marginally diverting. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
2.5/5 34% Wonder Park (2019) Splendiferous is a word the little protagonist uses often, and it certainly applies to the lush visuals of Wonder Park. Viewers in the target, single-digit age group are likely to be enchanted. Grown-ups are likely to spend their time in slumberland. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
1.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Almost everything about Captain Marvel tends towards the sub-standard, from the special effects to the action sequences, the scattershot storytelling and the slapstick. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/5 85% The Wife (2018) Director Bjorn Runge explores, with bracing honesty, the crisis in the life of a seemingly happy, elderly married couple. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
2/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) We were led to expect a memorable spectacle from the creators of Avatar and Sin City. As it turns out, their joint venture is best deleted from the memory files. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Essentially an inspiring animated musical, The Lego Movie 2 is recommended for the young at heart. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
0.5/5 50% Escape Room (2019) Don't even attempt to solve the puzzle; just stay away from the Escape Room. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
2.5/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) If only for their enthralling performances, the proto-feminist Mary Queen of Scots is worth a watch. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2019
0.5/5 60% One Less God (2017) One Less God is even worse than the insufferable Replicas. This is not a good week at the movies. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
0/5 9% Replicas (2019) I saw it so you wouldn't have to. Give Replicas a miss. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
2/5 37% Glass (2019) Glass is now the second-least-impressive title, after The Last Airbender, in Shyamalan's canon. Sigh. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2019
2/5 45% Second Act (2018) Jennifer Lopez plays a middle-aged woman trying to break out of her dull life, a storyline that may sound like it has potential but, in this case, goes nowhere. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
3/5 82% Ben is Back (2018) Ultimately, it's the pitch perfect performances of Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges (whose father Peter wrote and directed the film) that lend credulity to an otherwise overwrought tearjerker. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
3/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) The film's strength derives from its colourful visuals, a deft blend of old-school hand-drawn illustrations and innovative computer-generated animation stylings. - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/5 65% Aquaman (2018) Sadly, it's a crazy amalgam of subpar storytelling, non-stop action and constantly swirling camera work. Motion sickness ahoy! - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
53% Maleficent (2014) Sporting ruby-red lips, coloured contacts and swan-shaped horns, Angelina Jolie hasn't been as impressive since her Academy Award winning turn in Girl, Interrupted... - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
1/5 19% The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Even with its pared-down length of 87 minutes, it seemed like an eternity... - Hindustan Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018