Bang Bang - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Expectations met. Action-packed, lots of Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, passable stunt and close to no story.



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27 reviewers have given Bang Bang an average rating of 1.5/5.0 (?)

2 yays
13 nays
12 so-so

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So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...High on action, low on intelligence, Bang Bang is a film made watchable by Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Knight and Day, really, is the perfect film to remake in Bollywood, and the reworking comes with solid masala echoes at the start and finish. The action is also pretty good. I particularly enjoyed a stretch in the ocean, where Rajvir and Harleen come off like cavorting dolphins. But the film needed better location photography. It needed better writing.... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...Overall, the film's wide release during the long holiday should definitely work in its favour. Add to that, the popular starcast of the film will ensure that the movie sails through comfortably at the box-office. Another plus point to BANG BANG is that it has the least opposition from HAIDER at the box-office. So, if you are looking high-octane action scenes, sleek visuals, melodious music and if you love masala movies, then BANG BANG should definitely be your pick for this extended weekend... full review

So-So by Vinod Talreja, Bollywood Life ...Despite all the blemishes, Bang Bang is certainly worth a watch. Hrithik and Katrina will keep you entertained throughou... full review

So-So by Teena Elizabeth, BookmyShow ...If no logic and only fun infused with dhamakedaar action is your motto, then Bang Bang! is the perfect movie choice. And all you die-hard Hrithik fans, head to the nearest theatre and ogle at his finely chiseled body. Also, if Bollywood’s Barbie – Katrina is your favorite actress, do watch this film to enjoy her cute, innocent character. But remember to overlook the acting element. Else you might leave the cinema hall feeling disappointed. Go Bang Bang! this weekend. ... full review

Thumbs down Daily Bhaskar ...No logic here! Watch it if you want to see amazing action, or you are a fan of Hrithik Roshan.... full review

Thumbs down by Aneela Zeb Babar, Desi Martini ...Seriously I wanted more Bang for my buc... full review

So-So by Sidhant Shori, Desi Martini ...More like pew-pew... full review

So-So by Ameet Bhuvan, Desi Martini ...A story less film relying solely on star power looses fizz soon enough... full review

Thumbs down by Sarita A Tanwar, DNA ...Carry your ipod, put on your ear phones, enjoy the music and simply let your eyes feast on the Greek God on screen.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepanjana Pal , FirstPost ...This is clearly frustrating for Harleen because when she's injected with a truth serum soon after, all Harleen talks about is how Rajveer isn't attracted to her because she's boring. "You don't want me because I'm not exciting," she wails, while multiple bombs go off and men in black are shooting at her and Rajveer. The only way Rajveer can get her to shut up and focus on killing the bad guys is by getting her to straddle him, ask her to unzip his (calm down) jacket and reach for the guns he's carrying. He coos, "Tum bahut exciting ho, Harleen. Now shoot!... full review

Thumbs down by Kritika Deval , ...Danny Denzongpa, Jaaved Jaffrey and the rest of the cast do justice to roles that do not do justice to their experience. Whether it is a lighthearted potboiler you're looking for this weekend, or a hot couple turning the heat up - walk away, people! There's nothing to see here!... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...Paying public hai bhai saab, kuch toh izzat kar!... full review

Thumbs down by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Bang Bang is one such film, where the lead actor looks engrossed and too careful about creating a brand image. He believes whatever he is doing is going to be applauded by the audience. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rohit Khilnani , india today ...The makers have put in a lot of money. Is it wasted or well spent, only time will tell. I would suggest you save your hard earned money and watch Bang Bang on TV someday soon. Read more at: full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Bang Bang is a plain film that is mounted on a breathtaking canvas and remains steady at the superficial level only. Low on logic and more on frills and airs, the best thing about Bang Bang is Hrithik Roshan. He sincerely drives the film with his swagger and hot bod droolworthy looks, with Katrina aiding him with her cutesy innocence. But the lack of inventiveness in Bang Bang irks me. When I am done with ogling at the stunts and stars, I have nothing to remember it by... full review

So-So by Udita Jhunjhunwala Read more at: http://www.livem, Live Mint ...Fans of Katrina Kaif shall not be disappointed with her cutesy act (which she nails) and her jerky dance moves. But then there’s Roshan—freshly worked out, hair carefully set. He makes light of the action scenes with as much confidence as he glides across the dance floor. He alone puts the bang in ‘Bang Bang... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty Saha, MiD DAY ...Even amidst this brainless situation, Hrithik Roshan does a damn good job of fighting, dancing, acting and all the works. Here’s a hero, in the real sense of the word, who deserves a far more sensible film than this jumbled up, bordering-on-retarded movie. So did Danny Denzongpa, who can make the most senseless thing credible just by his presence. On that note, someone needs to tell Jaaved Jaaferi that moving your head like you woke up from the wrong side of the bed, doesn’t really make one look intense and evil. ... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Dum? Well, except for Hrithiks dances and thrilling action stunts there is absolutely not much dum in this weak remake of Hollywod film 'Knight and Day'. The movie lacks the excitement and entertaining factor required for such films and will still cash in over its brilliant marketing strategies and festive holidays attached to it. We cannot blame Hrithik for giving us a half baked film as he had mentioned earlier, only that 'Bang Bang' is on the lines of 'Dhoom 2', but we never knew it would be a line below it. Thus, on over all basis would re-term 'Bang Bang' as 'Bland Bland' version of 'Knight and Day'.... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...But do look out for brief appearances by Deepti Naval and Kanwaljit Singh and a solid-as-ever performance from Pavan Malhotra as a wily government agent who keeps getting in the hero’s way when the latter thinks he’s got things neatly wrapped up. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...To sum it up, Bang Bang is an amalgam of exotic locations, power-packed action and good looking actors. If that's enough good for you, if you are still looking for the story hit the next screen and watch Haider. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anish Mohanty , Planet Bollywood ...Notwithstanding the ordinary screenplay, Siddharth Anand’s terrific direction and some stylized action pieces make ‘Bang Bang!’ a very entertaining affair. The film raises the bar for action flicks in India and hopefully, the next big ticket action film that comes around will have a better screenplay. Till that happens, feast your eyes on ‘Bang Bang!’... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...This is a stupid, stupid film trying to be slick, a B-grade film made on an A-list budget.... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...But the film ends as badly as it started, saved by the lead actors-cavorting-in sexy wear song at the end credits. Most people hung around for that and left swooning about the beauty of the lead actors. If you're content doing that, plus enjoying a few over-the-top stunts, book your ticket.... full review

So-So by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...Full marks to the lead pair for not being overwhelmed by the commotion around them. Especially Hrithik, who knows the job at hand is silly, but never slips up... full review

So-So by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ...Overall, ‘Bang Bang’ is a complete let down. The film has nothing really to offer expect some breath-taking action sequences and a sizzling hot chemistry between Hrithik and Katrina.... full review

Thumbs down by Raajiv Masand, ZEENEWS.COM ...Director Siddharth Anand, the man who gave us such excruciating films as Tara Rum Pum and Anjaana Anjaani, applies the same pedestrian sensibilities to what could've been a slick enjoyable romp. ... full review