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Chandni Chowk To China Reviews

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January 14, 2009
There simply isn't enough Indian spice to make this ancient Chinese recipe fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 20, 2009
Results are wonky, with its detriments mainly attributable to its Indian influence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 15, 2009
It will appeal to the large Indian audiences in North America and to Bollywood fans in general, who will come out wondering why this movie, of all movies, was chosen as Hollywood's first foray into commercial Indian cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2009
Like the cinematic equivalent of someone appearing on Mr. Blackwell's Ten Worst-Dressed list, the movie is a garish mix of conflicting styles and genres, cross-pollinating overproduced musical numbers, cheesy melodrama, and kung-fu.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2009
Chandni has martial- arts montages and Bollywood song-and-dance numbers. As tacky as the latter are, they're the sweet -- and only? -- draw of the movie. They also give this slight comedy-adventure its epic and unearned length.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 16, 2009
If only it were as much fun as its trailer!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2009
The movie's ostensible distinction is its coupling of Bollywood and kung fu, but it's really a self-realization course dressed up as kinetic comedy.
September 4, 2009
Insufferable. Burdened with insipid plotting and lame comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 22, 2009
Any hopes of stylistic experimentation or genre fusion are quickly dashed and it becomes evident that this is simply two films: the first half singing, dancing Bollywood and the second a middle-of-the-road martial arts flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 15, 2009
Chandni Chowk to China supposedly is the 'the first-ever Bollywood kung-fu comedy,' which makes me pray fervently that it will also be the last.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 21, 2009
Chandni Chowk to China never captures our imagination the way those twin Tarantino films did, mostly thanks to a lead character who's too dumb to root for, much less believe in.
January 15, 2009
A deafening, slapstick-drenched, exaggerated bit of hokum, Chandni is an endurance test for the Bollywood uninitiated: a curry-flavored Three Stooges comedy via The Shaw Brothers playbook.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 16, 2009
Chandni Chowk to China is an energetic mess.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 18, 2009
Tries to juggle Bollywood musical with martial arts action and slapstick comedy and fails at all three.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 15, 2009
If Slumdog Millionaire's success has Hollywood thinking American audiences are ready for the authentic Indian movie experience, Chandni Chowk to China could quickly put the kibosh on that notion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 16, 2009
So, here's the deal. Don't send us any more Chandni Chowk movies, and we won't send you anything with Adam Sandler.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 16, 2009
Sold as a groundbreaking convergence of Asia's leading cinematic influences -- kung fu flicks and Bollywood extravaganzas -- it can only be termed genre-mashup overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2009
Half Bollywood, Half Chinese, all nonsense spectacle. Nikhil Advani's sprawling action-comedy has the feel of great ambition designed by committee.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 15, 2009
Spectacular stunts and special effects cannot save this fusion of Indian and Chinese culture from coming across as a movie with little originality or wit.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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