Don 2 - External Reviews
Smart lines and slick camerawork turns into tiring witticism and regular big-budget technicalities because it is over-written and over-stylized. The few extra seconds taken to establish a scene with elegance give the crux of the scene away. This keeps this action-thriller from being crisp. Multiple, smart twists are pointless if you are going to chicken out in the climax.
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44 reviewers have given Don 2 an average rating of 2.6/5.0 (?)
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Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Farhan perhaps gets to fulfill his childhood dream of creating his own thriller franchise (shoddy as it may be). SRK gets to wear his megalomania on his sleeve. Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta get to travel the world for free without any pressure to act. Boman Irani gets to ham endlessly. Kunal Kapoor finally gets another role. And Om Puri gets reduced to unintentional comic relief.... full review
So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Had this been any other film we would've ignored the shortcomings and applauded the end. But since this is a film by the director who made Dil Chahta Hai and Lakshya not to mention the actor in Luck By Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, we can't forgive the slacking.... full review