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Kites Reviews

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Itrath Syed
Georgia Straight
July 3, 2016
Instead of being moved by the story, I was thinking more about the many illogical plot points in the film.
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Lisa Tsering
Hollywood Reporter
July 6, 2010
Roshan anchors the film with a solid, believable performance and a palpable chemistry with his co-star that will remind audiences just how hot a good Bollywood romance can be.
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Peter Debruge
July 6, 2010
Deliriously entertaining and shamelessly derivative.
Todd Gilchrist
June 11, 2010
a straight-to-video tale that somehow mysteriously managed to find its way to the silver screen.
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
June 7, 2010
Not even the incoherent mishmash of plot...can entirely dim the appeal of this match-up between a blue-eyed Punjabi and a blue-eyed Mexican of almost equal comeliness.
Tony Macklin
May 29, 2010
Kites is an aromatic, cinematic Indian mutton stew -- if that sounds different from usual movie fare, it is. It's a Bollywood mixture of romance, violence, action, music, and differing cultures and languages. Kites flutters and plummets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Steven Hyden
AV Club
May 27, 2010
To anyone versed in Bollywood conventions, it's a natural outgrowth of the genre, and a comically overwrought but still generally fun time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 26, 2010
The pulp is served thick, with so much sincerely purple passion it's disarming.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Nick Schager
Time Out
May 26, 2010
It's a film that proves the concept "overwrought" is the same in every language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
May 25, 2010
Often terrible, yet completely engrossing film from Indian director Anurag Basu.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
May 23, 2010
A lush, lavish Bollywood-meets-Hollywood fantasy, available for viewing in both a shorter and longer version, courtesy of Brett Ratner.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
May 21, 2010
By the third act, you find the characters and story growing on you and the romance, despite the histrionics, moving.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 21, 2010
The result is a lovers-on-the-lam blast of pure pulp escapism, so devoted to diversion that you probably won't even notice the corn.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
May 21, 2010
Kites is, essentially, a love story. With exploding cars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 21, 2010
Director Basu also has a tendency to backlight scenes, giving them epic, otherworldly glows that become all the more distracting with their increasing predictability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 21, 2010
A weird fusion of romantic excess, overwrought violence and crudely-staged action, all played to the rafters, filmed in garish colors and accompanied by a bombastic background score.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter Sobczynski
May 21, 2010
There are many words that could be used to describe "Kites" in a review--indeed, even the trusty Oxford English Dictionary almost seems inadequate for such a task--but "boring" is most definitely not one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Manuel Mendoza
Dallas Morning News
May 21, 2010
Kites morphs into an action picture, complete with unfathomable chase scenes and a Thelma & Louise ending that is laugh-out-loud hilarious.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
May 20, 2010
It tells a simple story -- an almost archetypal story -- but it does so with a lot of passion and technical sophistication.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
May 20, 2010
An intense, exciting and highly entertaining film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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