Photograph Reviews

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.
May 24, 2019
There's a good deal of heart, art, sympathy, and substance here, which is why's it's all the more frustrating that "Photograph" fails to develop.
May 17, 2019
It may be that the stories in movies are all the same. But it can be lovely when a movie like this one finds a different way to tell them.
May 17, 2019
It's a movie that takes its own sweet time getting to a conclusion that will surprise no one, but it has a stillness, an evocativeness, that expresses far more than its rather paltry plot.
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May 16, 2019
The action - if that's what you call two people wandering around Mumbai - unfolds with the slow, intimate rhythms of classic Indian cinema, lightly juiced with the goofy high spirits and populist common touch of Bollywood.
May 16, 2019
Miloni and Rafi's shy romance becomes sweet because of, not despite, the languid pace of its development.
May 16, 2019
Patient viewers who enjoy deeply felt films that take their sweet (in a good way) time to tell a small, human and relatable story should find writer-director Ritesh Batra's... "Photograph" a lovely, charming and gently transporting journey.
May 16, 2019
If the story is familiar, the storytelling can be immersive - Batra shades in the leads and their worlds with a human specificity that makes "Photograph" compelling in a slice-of-life way, particularly regarding class in India.
May 14, 2019
What's consistent about Photograph is the way it maintains the delicacy of a particularly fine short story, complete with some ghostly supporting characters and plenty of ellipses where more conventional movies would amp up the exclamation points.
May 14, 2019
Sometimes, less isn't more, but - as in this case - not quite enough.
January 28, 2019
A quiet charmer.
Top Critic
January 28, 2019
A winsome diversion.