Newton Reviews

July 23, 2020
[A] delectably free-flowing, brilliantly written and wonderfully well-acted film.
July 18, 2019
Except for momentary descent into needless cliche, and a couple of flat notes, Newton stays firmly on course.
May 8, 2019
I strongly suggest that you stay till the very last credit has rolled off the screen.
March 1, 2019
Most of the film is entertaining enough, but it is a shame that some of it is sacrificed for some boring sentimental bits.
March 1, 2019
It's a testament to Rao's sober performance that in spite of his character's blatant underdog-ness, he remains difficult to like. He could have easily bastardized Newton into the village-idiot-simpleton caricature...
January 8, 2019
Newton is a political film, but it is also a very witty. So there is no lecturing, no overt sloganeering, but only a very wry, ironical take on the way things function in India.
September 6, 2018
Newton's fight against the system was searing and memorable.
January 24, 2018
Watching the film I was struck by the artistic landmines it could have potentially got trapped in but manages to navigate well.
January 22, 2018
Despite its cynical viewpoint on the state of politics in India, Newton is primarily a goofy comedy which never really rises above the level of 'amusing'.
December 19, 2017
Newtown succeeds because of the powerful emotional story it tells; while it is incredibly gut-wrenching, it leaves viewers with a message of hope and unity, and a vital call to action.
November 28, 2017
Easy to watch, easy to enjoy and easy to leave with one's preconceptions wholly unchallenged.
November 15, 2017
Both exasperating and endearing in the title role, Rao again shows he is a chameleon actor whose gift for poker-faced comedy revs up the figure of a rigid young civil servant.
November 14, 2017
It is clear that Masurkar is the real deal.
October 26, 2017
Funny, relevant and deeply gratifying, Newton is a veritable modern classic.
September 22, 2017
Newton is one of the finest political satires we have seen in the last couple of years.
September 22, 2017
For those of us who are election junkies, Newton is a welcome peek into the fascinating world of an Indian general election and the processes and ideologies that govern it. But even if you don't care about elections, Newton works on so many other levels.
July 24, 2017
The quietly devastating power of Newton is that the sense of universality embedded in its narrative forces the viewer to question political representation, true representation, in their own country.
February 10, 2017
Understanding Newton as a person, not just a symbol of unyielding principles, makes both the amusing and terse altercations all the more effective, particularly as the story's path and message become increasingly obvious.