Cocktail - External Reviews
A good chick flick is just the right amount of chewing gum for the brain. Light and breezy it is good while it lasts. Cocktail lasts till a little after interval when it starts moping and mulling. A promising start meets a generic, uninteresting end.
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36 reviewers have given Cocktail an average rating of 2.6/5.0 (?)
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Thumbs up by Resham Sengar, ZEENEWS.COM ...The storyline of the movie is gripping and will keep you hooked and booked. Talking about the songs, they are as foot tapping as they could get. “Tumhi Ho Bandhu” deserves a special mention here as it will make you get up from your seats and shake a leg as the song is played on the big screen.... full review
So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...What works in Cocktail is the film’s first half. It’s breezy, funny and laced with Saif’s roguish charm, Deepika’s raging dipsomania, and Diana’s winsome bashfulness. It’s in the second half that the plot goes haywire and despite all the scramble by Homi Adajania to cobble it together into a meaningful, touching piece of drama, Cocktail ends up being a good looking average film... full review
So-So Movie Talkies ...The story might be predictable and without any real surprises, but Adajania and his team get full marks as far as visual appeal goes. The cinematography, the styling and the way the songs have been shot are quite easy on the eyes. The film does have a fresh and colourful look and the music too is quite decent... full review
Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...I enjoyed watching both its performances and the treatment given to its predictable storyline before the intermission. But post that, the same narration turns so routine that it becomes really hard to even bear it for another hour or so.... full review
Thumbs down by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...All the gloss and sauce fail to make us feel for any of the characters because their transitions don’t pass muster. From the breezy first half, the film peters out into predictable situations, scenes that we have grown up watching. The pointless melodrama goes on and on, culminating in a resolution that is unbelievably cheesy. ... full review