Crook - External Reviews

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

When one proudly believes in the goodness of being bad, there's little left to say. The win-win situation - They were good both when the film started well and also when it ended ridiculously bad

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29 reviewers have given Crook an average rating of 0.6/5.0 (?)

3 yays
25 nays
1 so-so

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Thumbs down by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...Director Mohit Suri’s intention may have been noble but the off-handed way in which he has treated a sensitive subject like racism makes Crook look like a farce... full review

Thumbs down by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...Mohit Suri doesn’t display any sensibilities or compassion towards the racist attacks... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...he tends to focus on the [lackluster] romance between the lead pair, songs and [forced] comedy, while the core issue [racism] takes a complete backseat towards the first hour. ... full review

Thumbs down Cinemaa Online ...The Bhatts have a standard template for such situations. Grey shaded protagonist, idealistic heroine, a topical issue touched upon peripherally, ... full review

So-So desi hits ...The acting is bearable and the story has its highlights.... full review

Thumbs up by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...The first half is fast paced and director Mohit Suri packs in a lot in there... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...MENTAL TORTURE... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Emraan Hashmi doesn’t look like he cared what the film was about and what he was doing in it. ... full review

Thumbs down filmi cafe ...An elongated conversation in a strip club with women gyrating in the background... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...The movie has an undercurrent of bleakness all through, despite the fact that you know that all's going to be well in the end. ... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...Pritam's music is good with Mere Bina being the best. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...The white woman is the sex-starved, buxom blonde. Inevitably.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...The white woman is the sex-starved, buxom blonde. Inevitably.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Behind the guise of racism, Crook resorts to a very dated plot... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...The climax doesn’t work at all because writer Ankur Tewari blames Indians for the racist attacks on themselves. ... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...romance angle doesn't come out very well.... full review

Thumbs down by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...Much like street violence that breaks out suddenly and without reason, Crook too starts with a sudden rush of information with little build-up or background, an infuriating pattern of breathless exposition that then continues through the unevenly paced film.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...The Bhatts – Mukesh and Mahesh – have a long tradition of creating serviceable dramas with melodious music but Crook is hopelessly scramble... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...In trying to do a ferocious flag-waving trick over the complex issue of racism and colour prejudice, "Crook" ends up making the Australian population look like a bunch of psychotic killers bashing and burning the good desi boys who have gone Under to gain gyan. ... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running.com ...The attempt of the director to pass of South Africa as Australia is as silly as any Hollywood director's attempt it would be to pass off any south Asian country as India.... full review

Thumbs down by Patcy N , Rediff ...Newcomer Neha Sharma should have chosen anything but this film to make her Bollywood debut as the role and the heavy topic calls for a more experienced actor. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The film tries piggy-banking on the reports of racist attacks on Indians in Australia. But the story makes a big soup of this pertinent issue. In the end, as we watch the climax unfold, it’s almost funny. ... full review

Thumbs down by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Mohit Suri bases ‘Crook’ on his personal experience and also on media reports of racial attacks on Indians in Australia... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ... After watching Crook you wonder how such absurd movies are given the green light when talented script-writers struggle to find any takers... full review

Thumbs down by Roy, The Friday Freak ...Crook is that kind of movie where you begin to twitch your fingers within the first fifteen minutes... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...He depicts both of them -- the Indian and the Australian -- as equally racist and argues for introspection on both sides... full review

Thumbs down by flyingrodent, Upper Stall ...why this film was called Crook and what was Hashmi's character's sneakiest act, apart from fake documents (uncle's fault) and a bad family name (daddy's fault), beats me... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...there is no Australia bashing here. In fact, the film asks Indians to first look into themselves; check their acts and hold on a little before drawing battle lines... full review