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DNA India is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Rucha Sharma, Udita Jhunjhunwala
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Rucha Sharma Brie Larson as Captain Marvel is amazing from the get-go. She embodies the character in the way she carries herself, the confidence, the poise is infectious. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3/5 Triple Frontier (2019) Rucha Sharma Director [JC] Chandor, in his projects so far, has explored how humans deal with their relationship with the money. Triple Frontier is no exception. This aspect is the strongest character in this intense movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
2/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Rucha Sharma [Saoirse] Ronan and [Margot] Robbie try their best within the poor outline set by director Josie Rourke. It's the story and its helmer that fail them EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Rucha Sharma Alita: Battle Angel is worth your penny if you are looking for a good, action-packed, entertaining spectacle. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Rucha Sharma The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part limits itself by being predictable and not growing up as it should have. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3/5 Isn't It Romantic (2019) Rucha Sharma Isn't It Romantic is an adequate homage to the meta-send-up genre. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Rucha Sharma Geek or not, a great movie experience should not be missed. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one such experience. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Rucha Sharma It may be a watered down tale of one of the most 'mercurial' lives lived on earth, but it is also a beautiful tribute to the life lived only for performance. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Rucha Sharma The Crimes of Grindelwald's strength lies in the character dynamics. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Rucha Sharma The best part of this feature film is the gathering of princesses. This is where Disney goes where nobody thought of them reaching. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 Creed II (2018) Rucha Sharma There is no fresh thought in Creed II. But it is a movie in the Rocky Universe that will fetch it box office numbers. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 First Man (2018) Rucha Sharma A masterclass in restrained filmmaking that should not be missed. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 A Star Is Born (2018) Rucha Sharma Director [Bradley] Cooper knows what he needs to get out of Gaga and what power she has when she is near a microphone. Gaga also surprises by matching Cooper pound for a pound as they share the frame. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 Halloween (2018) Rucha Sharma This is one Halloween treat you don't want to miss. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 Searching (2018) Rucha Sharma This novel way of narration exceeds expectations and delivers a good thriller worth your time. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 The Nun (2018) Rucha Sharma The Nun has more noise than scare for fans of fright. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 Venom (2018) Rucha Sharma Venom as a CGI creature is brilliant to watch, especially when he makes those formidable shields and weapons... But these bits and pieces are not enough to keep one interested through the length of the movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Rucha Sharma Songs were the strength of Mamma Mia in 2008, they are doubly so now. So take two hours of your life to sing your heart out and watch beautiful people in sunny places. Escape. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 Christopher Robin (2018) Rucha Sharma You don't want to miss the innocence and warmth of this story. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Rucha Sharma The action fails to seamlessly entwine with the comedy. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 Skyscraper (2018) Rucha Sharma Dwayne Johnson is the rock of this shabby structure. He shoulders the responsibility of holding the screen on his own, but there is only so much you can do when situations are played on the loop. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3/5 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Rucha Sharma The animation of these characters draws from cliched definition and twists it to bring out laughs. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 Isle of Dogs (2018) Rucha Sharma One can interpret the movie to be about deportation, political scapegoating, and what have you. But in the end, it's a story about dogs loving their masters and Wes Anderson delivers a beautiful spectacle. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 Incredibles 2 (2018) Rucha Sharma In this era of superhero movies, Incredibles 2 outshines tentpole films with a familial charm and brilliant animation. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
2.5/5 Ocean's 8 (2018) Rucha Sharma A bland story can give only so much wiggle room even when you have Oscar-winning stars leading the film. Watch it once, or wait for streaming or Blu- Ray's to come out. You are not missing much. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
3.5/5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Rucha Sharma It makes you chuckle, it scares, it entertains. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
3.5/5 Deadpool 2 (2018) Rucha Sharma Viewers will come out of laughing after watching Deadpool 2, but won't take home significant memories associated with the two hours spent in the theatre. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
3.5/5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Rucha Sharma The last half an hour of the movie is spectacular in every way. Twists and turns hit you full speed and a massive cliffhanger leaves you wanting. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
2.5/5 Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Rucha Sharma The story hints at the perils of automating war weapons. It also points fingers at the drone situation being dealt with all over the world these days. But it is still shallow enough to not prompt deep thoughts. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
4.5/5 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) Rucha Sharma [Martin] McDonagh's story of a hurt, fierce and determined mother avoids being a run-of-the-mill revenge drama thanks to savage, dark and in-your-face humour. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
4.5/5 Black Panther (2018) Rucha Sharma Black Panther is the superhero movie you've been waiting for. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
4/5 Darkest Hour (2017) Rucha Sharma It's [Gary] Oldman and his masterpiece of a performance that takes the movie to a whole new level. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
4.5/5 Phantom Thread (2017) Rucha Sharma Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a performance worthy of bidding goodbye to his film career. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3.5/5 Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018) Meena Iyer The soundtrack by Anu Malik, Rochak Kohli and Sachet-Parampara is pleasant; if one song makes you swing, the other offers solace. You also get to experience the magic of Tehri... EDIT
Posted Sep 21, 2018
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) Sarita A Tanwar This one seems heavily borrowed, diluting the overall impact. The biggest letdown is that despite all the focus on relationships, the film lacks the capacity to choke you with emotion. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2018
3/5 Omertà (2018) Meena Iyer Hansal keeps the length perfect, at a little over an hour-and-a-half. However, his writing just about passes muster. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2018
Love Games (2016) Sarita A Tanwar If you love games, stay away. After watching this one, you wouldn't come close to even board games. EDIT
Posted Mar 16, 2018
Shortkut - The Con Is On (2009) Aniruddha Guha Akshaye Khanna gets nothing much to do while Amrita Rao hardly looks 'hot' (she is meant to be that in the film). When Chunky Pandey is cast in the role of an 'acting guru', you know something is wrong. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2018
4/5 Padmaavat (2018) Meena Iyer Padmaavat is definitely worth a watch, for its scale, story-telling and stellar performances from the lead. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2018
2/5 Hunterrr (2015) Sarita A Tanwar It all seems set in some fantastical space, one you just don't buy in the end. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2018
4/5 The Lunchbox (2013) Harshada Rege Debutant director Ritesh Batra has a firm grip over the narrative. The director brings alive an era when love letters played a crucial role...something that people who are busy romancing over SMSes won't know about. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2017
Aashiqui 2 (2013) Tushar Joshi Aashiqui 2's music is the only silver lining on this really dark cloud. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014) Sarita A Tanwar The second half gets a bit heavy and stretched. But the climax saves the film. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
Gunday (2014) Sarita A Tanwar Ranveer's restraint is ably matched by Arjun's hyper intensity. Irrfan Khan as the cop is a delight. The dialogues deserve a special mention. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/5 Ram-Leela (2013) Sarita A Tanwar This is a film by a true romantic, who is brimming with crazy passion. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2017
5/5 Sholay (1975) Sarita A Tanwar When Sholay first hit the screens in 1975, it was pegged as the greatest story ever told and the greatest star cast ever assembled. 39 years later, nothing has changed. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 Argo (2012) Daniel Pinto With witty zingers flying around more than bullets, Argo, at some points, feels like the funniest non-satirical political film out there. EDIT
Posted Feb 26, 2017
4/5 Spotlight (2015) Bryan Durham This film deserves to be watched solely for the performances by the ensemble cast and for daring to telling a tale of courage and the pursuit of truth, no matter what the consequences. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 Suicide Squad (2016) Bryan Durham It has its flaws, but nothing you can't ignore. And it has Will, Margot and Viola. And it's all about loving your villains, after all. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2017
4/5 Ship of Theseus (2012) Tushar Joshi Like the ship itself, the film breaks you down from within, part by part as you leave the theatre with images and sounds reverberating in your head making you uneasy. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2017