Black Friday - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

Is some good performances and a lot of technical finesse enough to make a good movie? I don't think it is - for a movie that falls into the 'reality' genre. The content needs a lot more depth than this one had. Also, I just didn't understand the purpose of the movie. Was it to tell people how bombs are made or to tell terrorists not to terrorise? I think such movies receive more attention than they deserve due to the controversy they create.



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16 reviewers have given Black Friday an average rating of 4.4/5.0 (?)

13 yays
1 nays
2 so-so

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Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ... Taking least possible cinematic liberty and retaining objectivity throughout the film, Anurag Kashyap tells a compelling and disturbing story in ‘Black Friday’... full review

Thumbs down by Prema K., ...the ’93 bomb blasts is hardly a slice of history that needs to be glorified or glamourized on screen.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ... It simply states the point and that too in a very objective fashion... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...Very detailed research done and they have covered every minute detail related to blast.... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...The docu-drama structure is so skillfully employed that you’re gripped.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The actual blast scenes are shot in such a languid style, exactly the way a bystander would have experienced it... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...Certain films are beyond box-office. You don't look at the balance sheet at the end of the day... full review

Thumbs up by Ashish Shakya, J.A.M ...Even minor characters leave a mark... full review

Thumbs up by Vaibhav, M TV ...he police interrogation scenes, the 10 min chase sequence with black humour, the landing of explosives - just about everything is done with minute attention to details.... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, Maharashtra Herald, Local newspaper ...He manages to somehow sensationalise everything and make heroes out of criminals...

So-So by Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews ...There's a lot of material covered in the film and its structure of flashbacks and flashbacks within flashbacks requires an audience to pay careful and close attention.... full review

Thumbs up by Ashok Nayak, Now ...Black Friday is reality cinema at its best... full review

Thumbs up by Vivek Kumar, Passion for Cinema ...A curisoisty, not because it was about a city I loved, but it was like reading an intersting visual book... full review

Thumbs up by Vijay Venkataramanan, Planet Bollywood ...The use of grainy stock and hand-held shots also add to the gritty tone of the film... full review

Thumbs up by Prithviraj Hegde, Rediff ...There are moments in the second half when the filmmaker seems to lose the vice-like grip by which he holds viewers but that's excusable since the film has to stay within the framework of its reality theme... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...the film moves like a taut thriller, without ideology colouring the sepia frames... full review