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Rashid Irani

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

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 67% Before I Fall (2017) Let's just get it out there: Hollywood has milked the stuck-in-a-time-loop premise for all it's worth.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2.5/5 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) It's sumptuously designed, has some catchy tunes and an A-list cast voicing anthropomorphic household appliances. Still, Disney's live-action remake of its 1991 animated feature is, by and large, underwhelming.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
2/5 78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Unfortunately director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, making the leap to a big-budget blockbuster after his indie debut The Kings of Summer (2013), can't match the white-knuckle excitement of the iconic black-and-white original.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
2/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Simplistic to an extent, the good guys-versus-villainous 'others' narrative is further undermined by the occasional undercurrent of jingoism.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
5/5 92% Logan (2017) This is one of the finest comics-to-screen adaptations ever.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
1.5/5 89% Jackie (2016) Despite some impressive visual flourishes - the slain President's limousine racing to the hospital - the much-hyped Jackie is ultimately a big let-down.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3.5/5 86% Lion (2016) At times sentimental but never maudlin, Lion is an inspiring slice-of-life odyssey.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
2.5/5 96% The Artist (2011) One desperately wants to enjoy the cinematic escapade but the fun eventually wears thin as the familiar narrative fails to illuminate the magic of the movies during its infancy.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
5/5 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) 12 Years A Slave is essential viewing.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
4/5 96% Argo (2012) The screenplay abounds in droll dialogue and provides insider insight into Hollywood even lampooning people who work in show business.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2017
4.5/5 91% Birdman (2014) Part intense drama, part dark comedy, the fifth feature by the Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu delivers the cinematic equivalent of a knockout punch. ‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) A pulp fiction flick of almost operatic grandeur, Chapter 2 yields one helluva good time at the matinee. Have a blast.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Despite the stellar cast, though, the film is weighted down by an overload of subplots.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
5/5 97% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight represents American independent cinema at its finest.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
.5/5 6% Rings (2017) The aim of Rings may have been to revive a long-dormant horror franchise, but the outcome is likely to be forgotten even before all the end credits have rolled.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1.5/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) It doesn't help that Butterfield and Robertson have little charisma and even less chemistry. Two hours is too high a price to pay for this saga that goes nowhere.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
0.5/5 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) The outcome is guaranteed to try anyone's patience.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Lavish colour-coded costumes, impeccable production design and nifty special effects make it eminently watchable, thanks in part to cinematographers Zhao Xiaoding and Stuart-Dryburg and the New Zealand-based Weta Workshop.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 83% The Founder (2017) [The Founder] benefits from a stirring storyline and a first-rate ensemble.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
1.5/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) The film's first hour is a misguided mess of montages and reams of exposition. The latter half, in which Cage and his band of mercenaries demonstrate their unwavering commitment to carnage, is marginally more tolerable.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 34% Live By Night (2017) Affleck balances the labyrinthine plot with pulse-quickening suspense and vivid production design.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 60% Joy (2015) The occasional use of dream sequences and flashbacks, particularly to Joy's courtship and marriage, are jarring. But Russell draws out expert performances from the ensemble.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2017
1.5/5 15% The Wild Life (2016) This retelling of Daniel Defoe's literary classic is squarely aimed at very young children.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Despite shoehorning into the narrative a shoplifting teenager (Danika Yarosh) who may or may not be our anti-hero's daughter, there is little attempt at development of characters or emotional relationships.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4.5/5 75% The BFG (2016) An undeniable master at telling deeply affecting matinee-style tales, [Spielberg's] 29th feature retains enough magical elements from the source novel to delight kids and captivate adults.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
1/5 36% Skiptrace (2016) Pretty tired stuff.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
1/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) After 15 years, is Bridget Jones just past the sell-by date?‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Curiously lacking a sense of the 'uncommon nonsense' and freakish fun of the source novel, Alice Through The Looking Glass falls short of its potential.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 45% Hands of Stone (2016) A hard-nosed biopic of the Panamanian prizefighter Roberto Duran, Hands of Stone is primarily a showcase for Edgar Ramirez.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4.5/5 60% Desierto (2016) A gripping film, Desierto could not be more relevant.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2.5/5 46% Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016) Neither exciting nor entertaining, [Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk] is recommended for Ang Lee completists only.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3/5 78% The Shallows (2016) This is at best a guilty pleasure; B-movie fun while it lasts.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2.5/5 63% Storks (2016) Livelier and with a more pronounced streak of poignancy than the standard animation fare, Storks puts a clever spin on the myth of long-legged birds bringing babies into the world.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
1/5 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) A purported psychological thriller with embarrassing Hitchcockian undertones, The Girl On The Train is dramatically inert and lacks even a semblance of the master's style or storytelling skills.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
4/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) At a time when most computer-generated blockbusters are aimed at audiences with attention-span deficiencies, it's heartening to come across the work of an auteur like Tim Burton who continues to give free rein to his imagination.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
2.5/5 61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) Matt Brown's workmanlike direction ties things up neatly but fails to elicit enough empathy for the central characters of the young number-cruncher and his tutor-cum-collaborator.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2017
3.5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Rudyard Kipling's beloved and much-filmed story gets a new millennium makeover in the latest iteration of The Jungle Book.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3/5 52% Triple 9 (2016) Triple 9 is best during the first third, introducing its rogues' gallery of characters and detailing their daily grind. Unfortunately, the last third is weighed down by predictable thriller trappings.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) Ultimately, Inferno is a long-winded mystery-adventure of the forgettable kind.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Technically sophisticated and emotionally engaging.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
1/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) This cheerless piece of yuletide tomfoolery wastes the talents of its gifted comedic cast, top-lined by Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
1.5/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Ultimately, The Light Between Oceans is a hokey period romance masquerading as a morality tale.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Potterheads can rejoice as JK Rowling takes another journey into the wondrous world of wizards and witches.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
0.5/5 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) As ponderous and cliché-ridden as its predecessors, [Blood Wars] is weighted down by an abundance of dull dialogue, tacky effects and murky cinematography.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
3.5.5 73% Sing (2016) Of appeal to viewers of all ages, Sing is an apt way for fun-loving families to usher in the New Year.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2.5/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) In the lead roles, both Fassbender and Cotillard fail to bring any sense of fun to the cheesy proceedings. Regrettably, redoubtable actors like Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson and Charlotte Rampling are also given short shrift.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
2/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The magnificence of the titular septet is barely discernible in this unwarranted update of the 1960 Western that was itself a remake of the 1954 Japanese classic Seven Samurai.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Take two heavyweight Hollywood stars, cast them in a shaggy-dog story set in Los Angeles circa 1977 and assign a writer-director with a proven flair for madcap action comedy. Voila! It's time to get acquainted with The Nice Guys.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
0.5/5 11% Nine Lives (2016) Clearly aimed at a tween audience, this purported feline comedy is far from purr-fect.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016
4/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Even the recurring passages of pin-drop silence generate edge-of-the-seat dread.‐ Hindustan Times
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2016