All Is Well - External Reviews

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When you feel bad for the actors, you don't need to say any more about the film.

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28 reviewers have given All Is Well an average rating of 0.6/5.0 (?)

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5 so-so

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Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Rishi Kapoor redeems himself with some flashes of his usual brilliance while Abhishek Bachchan looks perennially pissed off though in keeping with the character. Asin does nothing of consequence and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub delivers little to write home about... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Oh My God! isn’t just the name of Shukla’s last film. It’s what you keep exclaiming during these couple of hours.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...In all, after some terribly unbearable 100 minutes, ALL IS WELL faintly manages to convey a valuable message in its climax reminding everyone to essentially take good care of their ageing parents providing them all the love and warmth in their final decades when they actually need it the most.... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, ALL IS WELL is a family entertainer that will effortlessly charm you and gently carve a place in your heart. It is time to get your extended family together and go for a picnic at a theatre near you.... full review

Thumbs down by Moumita Bhattacharjee, Bollywood Life ...The story is so dull you wish for the interval to come soon in the first half and the end in the second half. Shukla takes us to the late 90s and early 2000 when Punjabis were stereotyped as loud, brash and gaudy. Your ‘well’ness is in your hands. Watch it if you absolutely have to!... full review

So-So by Samiya Dinware, BookmyShow ...All Is Well is a road trip drama that will take you on a journey of emotions and humour. Though the film lacks in certain areas, it still makes an enjoyable watch for the whole family. So, this weekend plan a movie-date with your parents, and go watch All Is Well.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Perhaps because of the problems while making the film—Smriti Irani dropped out, and many scenes had to be reshot—there are gaps and continuity glitches in the film. Moreover, director Shukla is not sure if he wants to make comedy or a moral fable about family values. There may have been a good idea about dysfunctional families (a Hollywood staple) in there, but the way the film turns out, the viewer can only feel sorry for the actors—particularly Rishi Kapoor—who did not deserve to be Perhaps because of the problems while making the film—Smriti Irani dropped out, and many scenes had to be reshot—there are gaps and continuity glitches in the film. Moreover, director Shukla is not sure if he wants to make comedy or a moral fable about family values. There may have been a good idea about dysfunctional families (a Hollywood staple) in there, but the way the film turns out, the viewer can only feel sorry for the actors—particularly Rishi Kapoor—who did not deserve to be in this mess. this mess. ... full review

Thumbs down by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...A shoddy script with forced humour makes this a boring watch inspite of a strong star cast.... full review

Thumbs down by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini ...All is Not Well. lazy joke? well movie bhi kaafi recycled hai.... full review

Thumbs down by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini ...Will this be the last nail in Junior B's coffin? Looks like it,... full review

Thumbs down by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...All Is Well is nothing short of a ride to hell. If you want to stay well, stay away from it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Not that All Is Well is boring or offensive. It’s just so plain vanilla that for two hours you’re sitting in a chair waiting for something to shake you up. But that edge of the seat moment, just doesn’t arrive. You’re plonked firmly in the center and even Sonakshi Sinha’s gyrations in an item number do nothing to up your spirits. Miss this and you wouldn’t have missed an iota of entertainment.... full review

Thumbs down by Gayatri Gauri, FirstPost ...Growing up with parents who are constantly at each other’s throats isn’t easy. A child could deal with this situation by becoming an escapist who distances himself from the parents. But is that a solution? This is the premise — and a thoroughly interesting one — of Shukla’s All is Well. That’s the good part. And it ends there.... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...The script is total nonsense. The writing lacks vigor and the attempts at humor are pretty much decadent.... full review

Thumbs down by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...En fin, it might be best to just watch OMG! again to reinstate your faith in Umesh Shukla, and maybe forgive his indulgence in this one.... full review

Thumbs down by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Actors compete with each other in bad acting. All Is Well is a rudderless film, to say the least. It’s excruciatingly painful to watch this film. I still can’t believe that Oh My God was helmed by the same director.... full review

Thumbs down by Ananya Bhattacharya, india today ...All Is Well uses the tagline 'All Is NOT Well' while breaking for the intermission. That's what is the matter with the entire film. Watch it only if you have nothing better to do.... full review

Thumbs down by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi ...All Is Well was supposed to be an entertainer with a social message, unfortunately it fails at both. Generation gaps causing problems in relationships also need logic to it and that is where All Is Well completely misses the point.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...It’s sad to see director Umesh Shukla coming out with this, after the delightful OMG – Oh My God! (2012). And as for the writers (Sumit Arora and Niren Bhatt), if they had read up a bit more on Alzheimer’s, they would have perhaps written about this dreaded condition a bit more sensitively.... full review

Thumbs down by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...In conclusion, nothing is really well with All Is Well…... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Well the movie might not be as entertaining or enjoyable like director Umesh Shukla's last film 'Oh My God' nor does it have potential to match up to the brilliance of recently released films like 'Piku'. But, despite of having a half baked story line and dragging screenplay the movie has its own merits to cherish. The good music, fine performances, few comical and emotional moments makes this movie a neat and clean family drama for its targeted audience... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...For audiences that are disposed towards accepting the kind of climactic twists that All Is Well fabricates - the most ridiculous of which is saved for the very last - the film might pass muster as a one-time watch. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...At one point in All Is Well, Bachchan picks up Rishi Kapoor and carries him on his shoulders. This is the big 'moment' of the film, clearly, the Shravan Kumar moment which shows the prodigal son lifting the father. It is, however, a slow-motion mess, which is made further farcical by Rishi Kapoor, while hanging from Bachchan's left shoulder, trying to pat the younger actor's back a few times.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...It's perplexing how Umesh Shukla, who made the simple and entertaining OMG Oh My God!, could have come up with this sub-par deal. With comedy that's more likely to make you cry, all is well in the movie's finale, except the viewer's state. Avoid!... full review

Thumbs down by VISHAL MENON, The Hindu ...All is Well is the kind of film you want to show to that relative who assumes it’s easy to watch movies for a living.... full review

So-So by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India ...All Is Well lacks the cutting-edge sharpness or glittering depth of Umesh Shukla's OMG. With its old-world feel, it's not a cool cocktail but a teashop bun, dunked in sentimental tea. It could've been way better - but there's some sweetness too in this simple treat.... full review

Thumbs down Upper Stall ...A comic caper that fails to evoke a single laughter, even if it is in its own absurdity, is not a very successful one. The film’s journey has way to many pit stops and diversions, and the final destination comes at the cost of a ride that is devoid of even a single memorable moment.... full review

So-So by Ritika Handoo, ZEENEWS.COM ...Go and watch it only for the great actors who are in the film. All can be well, if you read this and then go for the 'masala' potboiler!... full review