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Chandni Chowk To China Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 17, 2011
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 22, 2009
If Chandni Chowk to China is any indication, a combination of Bollywood and kung-fu movies is something the world needed without even realizing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2009
Chandni Chowk to China is Bollywood's all-singing, all-dancing, all-Hindi bid to conquer America.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 16, 2009
Chandni Chowk isn't going to appeal to those not already entertained by Bollywood and kung-fu movie clichés. But it could turn the charismatic Kumar into a global star, making the prescribed happy ending even sweeter for Warner Bros.
Read More | Original Score: B
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 Chandni Chowk to China were a person, it would need Valium.
January 16, 2009
In fact, at two hours and 34 minutes, CC2C is too much by a half: too much dancing and fighting and too much footage of the Great Wall of China.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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 16, 2009
Think of the title of this Bollywood/martial-arts mashup as a riff on North by Northwest. And like that preeminent American entertainment, CC2C is stylish, slick and full of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2009
Chandi Chowk is fun but somewhat exhausting, with several elaborate production numbers, a bullet-proof umbrella that also serves as a parachute, a magical potato -- plus a running time just over 2 1/2 hours, which is short by Bollywood standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2009
To appreciate this scenic spectacle requires a leap of faith that will test even die-hard Bollywood fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 16, 2009
If you can get into the frenetic rhythm of the thing, it has its charms.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2009
The first-ever Bollywood kung fu comedy qualifies as deliriously and endearingly bizarre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 16, 2009
This Indian/Chinese cinematic hybrid is likable and entertaining but overlong and occasionally hokey.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
January 16, 2009
If only it were as much fun as its trailer!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 16, 2009
Chandni Chowk to China seamlessly adds kung fu to the usual blend of comedy, dance and melodrama.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 15, 2009
Crass, schizophrenic, culturally insensitive, horribly paced, and shameless in its pandering to the lowest common denominator.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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 15, 2009
Less a Bollywood bonbon than a pan-Asian fusion dish, this combination of Indian musical and Chinese chopsocky is, nonetheless, delicious fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
There simply isn't enough Indian spice to make this ancient Chinese recipe fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2009
Chandni Chowk to China is the first Bollywood movie to be released in the U.S. in the wake of the Bollywood-inflected Slumdog Millionaire. Let's hope it's not the last.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 14, 2009
Shapeless, shameless, and slapdash.
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