Blue - External Reviews

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

The typically banal formula of action and skin packed in with some mind boggling underwater sequence. It will leave you with a bad after taste of what could’ve been a treat! After a while, you might feel you re watching National Geographic packaged the ‘bollywood ishtyle.’

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37 reviewers have given Blue an average rating of 1.4/5.0 (?)

8 yays
24 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...Though the music as a stand alone, in my opinion, is one of Rahman’s most forgettable works, it works in the film, especially the background... full review

Thumbs up by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ... In this adrenaline burst of macho men, speedsters, and deep sea divers who swim with sharks, some glamour and titillation is thrown in in the shapely forms of the bikini-clad Lara Dutta and deadly-looking Katrina Kaif. ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Singh, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...climax simply leaves you confused and annoyed... full review

Thumbs up by Kara Baer, Bolly Spice ...There really isn't much acting required to drive the story forward since the stunts take precedence over plot but Zayed looks like a natural on his motorbike and Akshay, of course, is right at home swimming amidst the sharks... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...The marine life, which you may've watched on National Geographic Channel or Animal Planet, comes alive in all splendour at the start itself. ... full review

Thumbs down by Jaya Biswas, Buzz18 ...Perhaps director Anthony D'souza doesn’t believe in building up the mystery ... full review

Thumbs up desi hits ..."Blue" is a fresh fast film in a sea of romantic comedies... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Director D'souza needs to know that an action film needn't necessarily have close-up shots of a woman's cleavage and derrière repeatedly and pointless gun firing and chase sequences.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...Blue, a film that quite easily lends itself to some unfortunate puns involving the words "blue", "depth", "shipwreck" and "sink", comes apart primarily because there's simply no plot.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...BLUE is a picnic in the Bahamas for the cast and crew. I guess director Anthony D'Souza told the cast, "Just get in front of the camera and do whatever you want."... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...They call each other Sethji (Kumar) and Sarkarji (Dutt): uncomfortably numb Van Damme and Vin Diesel with croaking voices... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Neither slick nor fast-paced, this film lumbers in circles before crashing into a moronic finale ... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...In absence of a sane screenplay, the viewer is subjected to burnout action sequences and bike chases... full review

Thumbs down Indicine ...Not in the history of Bollywood has an actress managed to look so stunning in a Bikini.... full review

Thumbs down by Ashish Gharde, MH-31 Fun Unlimited ...Zayed Khan, a speed sigma – come on yaar, spare us the horror. He is not even the last choice when it comes to speed biking. ... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...Zayed displays spontaneity... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...A bad story is further affected by bad dialogues, again by Mayur Puri, and topple it with sad performances... full review

So-So by Darshit, Movies Music and Me ...Dear Akki, don't take your initials too seriously. 'You Are Not AK' Read scripts instead of Cheques.... full review

Thumbs down by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...the dialogue is absolutely flat and tedious... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...The film’s absolute lack of logic is compounded by the low IQ dialogue. In the middle of a murderous gun battl... full review

Thumbs up by Joginder Tuteja, Now Running.com ...Action is truly the USP of the film and keeps the momentum going for "Blue" due to which one doesn't quite miss the presence of a solid storyline.... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...with the viewers having almost forgotten about the adventure that leads to the treasure, the director gets to the point and the search begins... full review

Thumbs down by ~UH~, Passion for Cinema ...Akshay Kumar (nicknamed Sarkar) is simply hilarious. His dialogues, attitude, goatie, underwater antics- all makes him the head clown of this once in a blue moon venture.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhir Nair, Passion for Cinema ...Where all other wannabe directors find it difficult to get a producer even for a Rs. 10 Cr flick, this dude gets a whopping Rs. 100 Cr + for a script that has been written with the least amount of creativity.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Passion for Cinema ...Shots through champagne and wine glasses are hilariously retro... full review

So-So by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...Classic was what was expected of the movie, but classic it certainly isn't. Anthony didn’t really miss the bus, but caught a '1970 Ashok Leyland' rather than the latest one!... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...It’s a top notch and above all action flicks made in the Industry till date... full review

Thumbs down real bollywoood ...A really interesting premise shot beautifully but messed big time by unimaginative writing and lackluster direction is what Blue shall always be remembered as.... full review

So-So by Chandrama Pal, Rediff ...Sanjay Dutt -- who wears sunglasses the first thing when gunmen attack his house -- looks flabby and flabbergasted, and seems unsure of what to do with the sizzling Lara on his arms. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Such money and effort on finding the right location for shooting live sharks and getting a stellar cast; and both wasted. ... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Shukla, SmasHits.com ...Akshay should agree he's getting older by wearing that khichdi goatee; his close-ups show his aging muscles... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Lara has barely 8 scenes that give her no scope to perform and she is simply a glam doll who was paid to pour her hot figure in gorgeous bikinis and short dresses... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...A R Rahman’s music gel well with the mood of the flick.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...boasting of some great deep sea shots ( by Pete Zuccarini, cinematographer, Pirates of the Caribbean fame), stunning above sea level action sequences... full review

Thumbs down by Film Bear, Upper Stall ...The characters have no graph... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...‘Blue’ ends up as a ruined affair thereby wasting all the moolah its producers pumped in.... full review