Saurabh Gaikwad's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

August: Osage County
½

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts! _/\_

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
½

Yet again Cumberbatch overshadows Martin Freeman!

Red 2
Red 2(2013)
½

Guilty pleasure!

Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine(2013)
½

wouldnt be surprised if Cate gets an Oscar for this role!

Apocalypse Now Redux
½

The Best Vietnam War based movie! Coppola and Marlon Brando, *A Standing Ovation!*

Trance
Trance(2013)

An excellent psychological thriller!

Django Unchained

As expected! A typical Tarantino movie!

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)
½

Sensational, terrific, mind-blowing! David Fincher and Brad Pitt's best collaboration!

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)

Having not read the book, all I can say is the movie works with superb visuals and serene background score! It is beautiful storytelling with Ang Lee's steady hand at direction. And ultimately it tests your faith with its twist ending...! One of the year's best movies!!

Moonrise Kingdom
½

Wes Anderson at his best...!

Aiyyaa
Aiyyaa(2012)
½

Rani Mukerji, WHY?!??!??

Gangs of Wasseypur
½

Delicious Revenge drama with fabulous musical score although tad self-indulgent! Nonetheless, Anurag Kashyap, you are a game changer!

Ted
Ted(2012)
½

Buddy comedy with a twist! Enjoyable!

Argo
Argo(2012)

Ben Affleck's steady direction coupled with the fab ensemble makes this an exciting thriller!

Skyfall
Skyfall(2012)

Clearly one of the best there! Wish Javier Bardem had more screen time!!! He was terrific!!! Although Casino Royale remains my favourite Dan Craig Bond movie.

Looper
Looper(2012)

A rare combination of good action and brainy sci-fi! Loved it!

Prometheus
Prometheus(2012)

Prometheus is a terrific movie! Provides ample amount of scares, drama and entertainment! Stunning visuals and cinematography. Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender do total justice to their roles. Edge-of-the-seat stuff!

Equilibrium
Equilibrium(2002)

Groundbreaking action sequences

American Beauty

Sam Mendes and Kevin Spacey together. Need I say more?

Revolutionary Road

Sam Mendes, Leo and Kate do brilliant jobs in their respective departments and what we get is a brilliant film!

Up in the Air

Smart movie and smart acting!

Warrior
Warrior(2011)
½

A cliched yet effective boxing cum family drama.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
½

David Fincher adapts the first tale in the Millennium series with his typical Fincher-esque touch with daring act by Noomi Rapace! Daniel Craig sleepwalks in his role.

The Artist
The Artist(2011)

Silence does speak louder than words! A bygone era brought to life! Don't miss it!

Kahaani
Kahaani(2012)
½

'Kahaani', thanks to not just the fabulous Vidya Balan but also the brilliant direction of Sujoy Ghosh and clever story with a brilliant climax, is a baap thriller! Don't miss it!!

The Descendants
½

George Clooney gives an amazing performance!

Hugo
Hugo(2011)

Scorsese ventures into an uncharted (for him) territory and proves he can do any job with finesse..!

The Deer Hunter
½

Another Vietnam War based movie. Great stuff!

Schindler's List

A Classic from the master filmmaker Spielberg!

Kramer vs. Kramer
½

Dustin Hoffman and Merryl Streep! *Applause*

Vicky Donor
Vicky Donor(2012)
½

One of the best Hindi movies of this year!

Paan Singh Tomar

A brave effort and class act from the ever so talented Irrfan Khan!

Marvel's The Avengers

Utterly underwhelmed! Disappointing!

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)

Sci-fi plus found footage drama!

Leaving Las Vegas

Nicolas Cage gives his Oscar-worthy performance! A gut-wrenching tale of an alcoholic.

Chasing Amy
Chasing Amy(1997)

Wittiest dialogues and weird scenarios make this a fantastic watch!

Gone Baby Gone
½

Ben Affleck, the director! Hats off!

Trainspotting

Danny Boyle's Best Film Till Date. Period!

Noroi the Curse
½

J-horror at its best!

Carnage
Carnage(2011)
½

Ultra-talented star cast and Roman Polanski at the helm! Watch it!

Reign Over Me
½

Adam Sandler should do more such sensible movies.

Punch-Drunk Love
½

A rare Adam Sandler performance!

Udaan
Udaan(2010)

Refreshing! One of the best hindi movies!

A Dangerous Method
½

Fassbender, Knightley and Mortenson put up a fabulous show.. Top-notch acting!

Morning Glory

For Rachel McAdams fans only..

Frailty
Frailty(2002)

Could have been a lot better..

Arjun the Warrior Prince

It is definitely one step closer to Hollywood animation. Great storytelling and fantastic music were just icing on the cake!

Men in Black III

Fans will enjoy this summer popcorn fare.

Panic Room
Panic Room(2002)
½

We expect more from you, Mr Fincher!

Drive
Drive(2011)

Ryan Gosling is an actor to be reckoned with... He is the future superstar! With his calm histrionics, a haunting background score and brilliant direction, this film didn't receive the attention it should have..!

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver(1976)

Robert DeNiro and Scorcese! And yet another Landmark film...

I Am Kalam
I Am Kalam(2010)
½

Feel-good sugary treatment and earnest acting make this a good watch!

Scarface
Scarface(1983)

God Al Pacino, Maestro Ennio Morricone and Brian De Palma came together to make this landmark film! Arguably Pacino's best Performance! A Cult-classic!

Shanghai
Shanghai(2012)

Shanghai is a brilliant political thriller buoyed by stellar performances from Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin but the real hero of the movie proves to be Dibaker Banerjee for his stupendous direction! A must-watch

American History X

Edward Norton's best performance till date!

Lucky Number Slevin
½

Tarantino-ish in treatment, nonetheless is entertaining!

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Shane Black n Robert Downey Jr. Class Act!

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Supremely Powerful... Jack Nicholson simply one of the best actors ever...

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
½

Thoroughly Entertaining! Top notch direction. Fantastic onscreen camaraderie between the leads. A Holmes-worthy nemesis. Zimmer's expected orchestral prowess. One hell of a ride. Truly edge of the seat. AND rightfully *THE MOVIE OF THE YEAR*!! Guy Ritchie, A Standing Ovation for you!!

Snatch
Snatch(2001)
½

Brad Pitt and Alan Ford!! RESPECT>>>

Layer Cake
Layer Cake(2005)
½

classy classy Daniel Craig..

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
½

waitin for the Fincher version...

500 Days of Summer
½

One of the most realistic, brutal yet covertly schmaltzy... Summer Finn is one character u will just fall in love with!!! truly incredible storytelling...!

Little Children
½

had it nt been for the underwhelming climax, this would have gone into my favourites..!

Match Point
Match Point(2005)

Conclusion: woody allen movies are too over-rated!

That Girl in Yellow Boots
½

It is in-your-face shocking, characteristic of Anurag Kashyap films. Although not his best feature, it is a must-watch for his fans. Dark, bleak and disturbing aptly describe the storyline. Definitely NOT for the faint-hearted!

Contagion
Contagion(2011)
½

could have been a lot better!

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

It was a slightly above average Reboot of the legendary series. There are some great moments in it, no doubt but in the end they are let down by its blatant predictability. Maybe my expectations were too high! Hoping for a better sequel!

Paul
Paul(2011)
½

one of its kind comedy.

Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit(2003)
½

one of the most brilliant, spirit-uplifting movie!

Due Date
Due Date(2010)

watch it for the leads.

Limitless
Limitless(2011)
½

Quite a stylish film.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon
½

Superb VFX compensates for a weak script..! action lovers will love it!

JFK
JFK(1991)

One word- Extraordinary!

Cars 2
Cars 2(2011)

It was fun, no doubt.. But *the soul* which all Pixar movies boast of was completely missing.. A One-Time Watch!

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel

A fun *imagineer-y* movie..! If u r a fan of time-travel movies, u'll like it..!

X-Men: First Class

The prequel does its job- everything falls in place! For me it's the best in the series alongwith X-2 of course!!

Kung Fu Panda 2

Brilliant!! too good!!!! the scene where Po finally achieves his INNER PEACE was sooo satisfying that it got me INNER PEACE!!

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

slightly better than first, it's more gritty, firmer storytelling n an engrossing watch! a must-must see! u can definitely relate to its story although it is a Brazilian movie cos the scenario is similar in India as well.

Tropa de Elite (The Elite Squad)

a heavy action crime drama! a must watch!!

Jerry Maguire
½

Brilliant movie!! Awesome performances from Cruise, Gooding Jr n Zellweger!

The Hangover Part II

what were they even thinkin??

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
½

though not as good as the first three, it is still a worthwhile watch!!

The Mechanic
The Mechanic(2011)
½

wish the 1st half was as interesting as the 2nd..