Aladin - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?) - though if you like neat graphics, try the theaters
quick review:

A fun movie for kids and very likely the accompanying adults will not get bored either. Yeah-yeah-yeah, it's the same ol' story, same ol' chosen one saving the world. But it's done very well visually. If only some more energy was spent on the writing.



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39 reviewers have given Aladin an average rating of 1.0/5.0 (?)

4 yays
27 nays
8 so-so

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So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...What makes ‘Aladin’ a must watch is the special effects and set designs.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...But mercy! Even as the film trots to its climax…slam!...a song is squeezed in? ... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...silly enough to delight children, and just sinister enough so grownups won’t be bored... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...the three wishes are just wasted by Aladin, without any excitement build up or entertainment factor for the viewers. ... full review

So-So by Katherine Matthews, Bolly Spice ...If I have any quibbles with Aladin, they are less to do with the story itself, and more to do with the film's pacing and how the story actually plays itself out... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Wish 2: Producers should act more responsibly. They shouldn't be mere moneybags, but have creative control too;... full review

Thumbs down by Anand Vaishnav, Buzz18 ...Post interval and several songs later the action finally begins.... full review

Thumbs up desi hits almost walk away with an aftertaste of charm overload.... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...In the first half you wish for the interval, in the second half you wish for the film to end, and when the film still doesn't end, you once again wish for it to end.... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, DNA ...The mystery, fantasy world is overrun by a juvenile love story.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, ... Amitabh Bachchan is over-eager, but not half as much as his make-up man is. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...Jacqueline waltzes through her part with the grace of a gazelle. She has the looks and the talent to make a mark... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...And then senseless special effects after special effects for special effects’ sake starts.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...First-timer Jacqueline Fernandes is easy on the eye and appears confident, but has precious little to do. ... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, IBOS ...Mr Bachchan brings in that special and unique blend of tongue-in-cheek wit and childlike chutzpah to his supernatural role.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...neither the mood of the film right nor its momentum.... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, ...Ritesh Deshmukh does all he can but is ultimately forgettable... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Ghosh has a vibrant vision in depicting scenes where the Genie opens doors to Aladin’s dreams.... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...The movie gets too predictable too soon, and just when you gear up for the last action filled battle, the director disappoints you with a lame ending.... full review

Thumbs down mag4you ...Riteish fits the character, as envisaged perhaps and because he is so capable of those expressions. But, there's no real imagination in his role.... full review

Thumbs down by Bryan Durham, MiD DAY ...Aladin seems like a collage of some interesting scenes put together to make a movie. ... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...that the effects weren't exactly exciting and hence didn't do much to help create a fantasy world. ... full review

Thumbs up by Darshit, Movies Music and Me ...It takes out child from within you. Child who want to dance to peppy tunes of Vishal Shekhar. Music sounds better while watching it on screen. Cause all are situational songs... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Now ...plot contortions and confusions would hardly matter if Ghosh were able to enchant us. ... full review

So-So by Joginder Tuteja, Now ... The entire past about Aladin and the Genius gets a little confusing.... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now ...but soon after Genius makes an appearance, the movie begins to drag.... full review

So-So by Kenny Basumatary, Passion for Cinema ...Jacqueline Fernandes is very beautiful, but – nothing personal – it’ll take at least one more film to see if she’s more than just another assembly line beauty queen... full review

Thumbs down by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...After an impressive start the movie dips with the entry of the Genie.... full review

Thumbs up real bollywoood ...the hindi motion picture event of the decade…... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...A spate of songs, after every few minutes, doesn't help either. ... full review

So-So by Bhargav Saikia, Reviews Etc By Bhargav Saikia ... Sujoy Ghosh's ambitious fantasy film doesn't have a breathtaking story and it's nowhere near the best fantasy films I've ever seen. But oddly enough, I found Aladin entertaining.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Visual effects are arresting and well executed as against the excesses of Saawariya or the clumsy attempts of Drona and Love Story 2050.... full review

Thumbs down by K N Gupta, ...Sabu Cyril's art direction gives a fantasy feel to the hill-station town setting.... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...The city of Khwaish is picturesque. Though it’s near the China border, it has an Indo-European look and vibe because of its lit-up, cobbled streets and domed structures.... full review

Thumbs down by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Sahil Khan, who plays the character of Kasim, has enacted his part well. His bullying of Riteish Deshmukh seems convincing... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Aladin, Aladin, kahan hai tera sheen?... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ... Take away Amitabh Bachchan and Aladin would collapse like a pack of cards... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Throughout the film, Amitabh looks like a character, who has had an incomplete make-up session.... full review