Photograph Reviews

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August 2, 2019
It's an artful look at two misfit loners who find each other. But only just.
August 1, 2019
Well made, well performed, just a little too tamped down for its own good.
June 26, 2019
It is weirdly opaque and internalised, and doesn't ever really come to life.
May 30, 2019
Like Polaroids and introverted people, Photograph takes its time developing.
May 29, 2019
This too-languidly-paced film lacks the emotional payoff of The Lunchbox, and rising newcomer Malhotra is not yet in Siddiqui's league.
May 24, 2019
"Photograph" has a ways to go to sell its central love story. But Batra's touch is so tender that "Photograph" builds a sweetness that overcompensates for its shortcomings.
August 21, 2019
The cinematography is beautiful and the setting is intricately realized, but it's unfocused in intent, and the characters are ultimately impenetrable.
August 13, 2019
Photograph is a kind, gentle, slowly unfolding possibility of love.
August 8, 2019
Though perhaps too ethereal for its own good in the end, Ritesh Batra's film has lots of charm.
August 8, 2019
Siddiqui is winning in the [central] role, while his scenes with Jaffar bring a sparky energy to the screen that is a welcome contrast to the film's largely quiet tone.
August 7, 2019
[Ritesh Batra] imbues Photograph with an impressive stillness and realism.
August 5, 2019
It's a likeable, tender story, in the manner of Batra's 2013 film The Lunchbox, but it withholds a lot from the audience without giving us something we're owed: a good reason for all that elusiveness.
August 5, 2019
It's certainly engrossing, but perhaps too gentle to deliver much dramatic punch, until we reach an ending that asks us to consider how movies themselves can ingrain possibly unfulfillable longings in our daily lives.
August 4, 2019
This bland, sombre love story from the director of The Lunchbox (2013) lacks that film's flavour.
August 2, 2019
It's impossible to resist the charms of how gently Batra captures the characters' growing affection for one another.
August 1, 2019
Though a little too elliptical to be truly satisfying, it tells a familiar story with admirable gentleness.
August 1, 2019
There are some nice touches, and the bustle of Mumbai is always fascinating, and the performances are good all-round, but whatever Batra hoped this would add up to it doesn't.
July 31, 2019
Sanya Malhotra's reserve does suggest reserves - of thought, emotion, romantic depth and perplexity. But the script wanders like a thing distracted.
July 31, 2019
Photograph finds new ways to tell a familiar fairy tale.
July 29, 2019
Batra uses the very human story of two people to comment on the human condition and society itself, no small feat.
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