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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 14, 2007
Gandhi, My Father weakly opts for lionization at precisely the moment it should go in for the killshot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Hall
Film4
August 3, 2007
A worthy subject and a great looking film, tragically let down by a major lack of pacing and focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
June 5, 2008
promising concept ends up devolving into the ordinary
Full Review | Original Score: C
Naman Ramachandran
Total Film
August 3, 2007
Debut director Feroz Abbas Khan adapts his hit play Mahatma v/s Gandhi for the screen with mixed results.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 7, 2007
Jariwalla and Khanna's competent performances, and Khan's simplistic screenplay fail to grip and elevate this from an average to an exceptional piece of cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 3, 2007
A film at odds with itself.
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
August 3, 2007
Melodrama is milked at every conceivable point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
August 2, 2007
It's a beautifully shot and staged period reconstruction, and is at times impressively acted, at least in the secondary roles. What it lacks is fresh insight.
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Derek Elley
Variety
August 15, 2007
Classy production values and a textured lead performance by Darshan Jariwala are undercut by a lack of real drama in Gandhi My Father.
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 3, 2007
A long-distance trek with refreshment breaks.
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian
August 3, 2007
There's nothing here to seriously damage Gandhi Sr's reputation; if anything, he is made more human.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Anil Sinanan
Time Out
August 1, 2007
Moving, credible and tragic.
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
August 3, 2007
An insight into the flawed nature of a great man.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 7, 2007
It's overlong and repetitive, but it impressively gives us a full-bodied portrait of the icon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
August 3, 2007
Decently acted but ponderous in places.
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