The Hindu

The Hindu is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Namrata Joshi, Rahul Desai
Rating Title/Year Author
De De Pyaar De (2019) Kennith Rosario The film's craft adds to its staleness and anachronistic feel. As much as the film wants to be an iconoclast, it reinstates the same conservatism it pretends to take down. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Deborah Cornelious Despite its weak story, Pokémon Detective Pikachu entertains with great visuals and a hilarious protagonist. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
Student of the Year 2 (2019) Namrata Joshi Despite the fresh, young faces at the centre, a staleness looms large over SOTY2. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
UglyDolls (2019) Kennith Rosario All good intentions come to naught with a messy narrative and garish visuals in Ugly Dolls. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Blank (2019) Namrata Joshi Blank eventually doesn't rise above being a stilted "bad Muslim" narrative. It's yet another film that plays on Islamophobia... EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
A Dog's Way Home (2019) Kennith Rosario The calculative narrative regurgitates old tropes of Hollywood's canine films... EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Deborah Cornelious The series may be over but the Avengers' magic will live on. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Deborah Cornelious ...tragically predictable and boring. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
Jersey (2019) Sangeetha Devi Dundoo Gowtam Tinnanuri presents an endearing sports drama backed by strong performances. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
Kalank (2019) Namrata Joshi The excesses - be it the protracted length, the over-the-top lines, the wordplay, use of metaphors or the constant repartee between lovers - bore rather fast. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
The Tashkent Files (2019) Kennith Rosario With no conviction and utter confusion, the film is evidently more drama than reality. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Majili (2019) Sangeetha Devi Dundoo Shiva Nirvana gets Naga Chaitanya to put forth his career-best performance. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Deborah Cornelious It paves the way for a future franchise that will be just as enjoyable, if not more, as the rest of the DC offering. Just fix the CGI first, please. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Us (2019) Kennith Rosario The slasher-horror aspect of Us, by no means, is groundbreaking or innovative. But one would do the film great disservice by simply viewing it as a genre film. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) Namrata Joshi Trying to find too much logic here is totally futile. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
Notebook (2019) Namrata Joshi A breathtaking setting and some adorable children can't rescue the flavourless romance that is Notebook. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Super Deluxe (2019) Srivathsan Nadadhur If Super Deluxe is what you get from a filmmaker who was in exile, then you don't mind waiting a few years from now till he comes up with his next eccentric film. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Dumbo (2019) Deborah Cornelious Where Dumbo unravels at the seams is its very poorly constructed narrative. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
Lucifer (2019) S. R. Praveen Lucifer is almost a diehard Mohanlal fan's fantasy come true, but unfortunately it fails to rise above that. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
To Let (2019) Srivathsan Nadadhur To Let is a careful manifestation of art cinema. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Kesari (2019) Namrata Joshi It would have, perhaps, worked with good casting and performances supporting the main lead. However, in the one-man show, none of the other characters or actors turn out memorable. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
() Namrata Joshi Emotions keep pace with the action, but the energy and jocular tone, the wit and eccentricity, are never compromised on. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Wonder Park (2019) Kennith Rosario It's a pity that a film, which puts imagination on a pedestal and incessantly advocates for it, presents visuals that are anachronistic and shoddy. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Badla (2019) Namrata Joshi The big reveal gets painfully crummy, its central contrivance utterly implausible. In fact, the entire chain of events is hard to believe in and leaves you asking questions aplenty. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Sathru (2019) Srinivasa Ramanujam There are many pleasant surprises in Shatru - the pacing is apt, the action choreography is well done and the background music keeps you hooked to the on-screen proceedings. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Sonchiraiya (2019) Namrata Joshi Sonchiriya is a rare bird, the metaphorical redemption that everyone is seeking. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Luka Chuppi (2019) Namrata Joshi Luka Chuppi is led by the least charismatic set of young actors. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
Mithai (2019) Y. Sunita Chowdhary Watching Mithai is like eating a sugarfree sweet. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
Total Dhamaal (2019) Namrata Joshi Old school slapstick, tepid gags, brazen stereotyping, digs at women... EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
The Girl on the Train (2016) Deborah Cornelious With its striking cinematography and apt soundtrack, the film manages to transport the cold from New York on-screen into your bones. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Deborah Cornelious Never Go Back falls short of being a cohesive effort: the action is never exciting enough, the characters are not three-dimensional and even the forced drama doesn't elicit any empathy from the audience. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Doctor Strange (2016) Deborah Cornelious Doctor Strange is a subverted superhero film with plenty to look and laugh at. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Deborah Cornelious Its shortcomings notwithstanding, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is thoroughly enigmatic and essential to be experienced on the big screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
3/5 Moana (2016) Deborah Cornelious In Moana, a formula continues - of striving to be gender neutral - but it's one that successfully entertains and delights. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
1/5 Assassin's Creed (2016) Deborah Cornelious The premise of the film is pretty much the same as the game. Its execution however, lacks the finesse, intrigue and excitement the series is renowned for. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Allied (2016) Deborah Cornelious In the end, Allied is a huge waste of anyone's time. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/5 La La Land (2016) Deborah Cornelious Go watch La La Land because as clichéd as it sounds, there's something in it for everyone. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
3/5 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) Deborah Cornelious The only requisite for The Final Chapter is to sit back and watch the gore and action unfold accompanied by equally aggressive music. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
The Great Wall (2016) Deborah Cornelious In the end, The Great Wall takes itself too seriously, forgetting that its monsters are bad CGI-rendered frogs. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
The Space Between Us (2017) Deborah Cornelious An attempt at capturing the thrill of young love has gone yawningly awry. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
The Bye Bye Man (2017) Deborah Cornelious How a film as ridiculous as The Bye Bye Man saw the light of day is beyond this writer. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Deborah Cornelious John Wick Chapter 2 is as entertaining as its previous instalment, albeit with more dead bodies and if it was possible, bloodier massacres. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Moonlight (2016) Deborah Cornelious Moonlight is a visually stunning film made with restrained finesse and hidden themes you'll find only if you look hard enough. If you don't catch it, you'll regret missing out on one of the best films of the year. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Patriots Day (2016) Deborah Cornelious ...you'll end up leaving Patriot's Day feeling buoyant after seeing how the city of Boston reacted to the bombings. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Jackie (2016) Deborah Cornelious The haunting statement encapsulates the former First Lady's struggle with isolation and bereavement. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Beauty and the Beast (2017) Deborah Cornelious Even if you haven't seen the animated original, the 2017 remake will leave you reminiscing about childhood. That nostalgia and buoyant feeling is alone worth watching Beauty and the Beast. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Kong: Skull Island (2017) Deborah Cornelious Kong Skull Island is a visual treat for the most part. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) Deborah Cornelious With its 126-minute run time, The Zookeeper's Wife is long, sometimes unnecessarily so. A Holocaust film can be more than a tear-jerker, but this one doesn't even try to do anything else. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Going in Style (2017) Deborah Cornelious A slick bank heist film with a fun star cast [that] fails miserably all the way. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Colossal (2016) Deborah Cornelious The multi-genre film is more than all its weird parts. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019