Ek Tha Tiger - External Reviews

quick review:

An action romance which is less action, more romance. A little less buffoonery, a little more story. A little less Salman than we expect, a little more Katrina than we expect. Ek Tha Tiger ends up being a regular love story with a national angle and will in all likelihood be underwhelming for the fans.

Reviews

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44 reviewers have given Ek Tha Tiger an average rating of 3.1/5.0 (?)

23 yays
13 nays
8 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Ek Tha Tiger is neither here nor there. It’s neither this nor that. It’s not an all-out action film, nor is it a heart-wrenching romance.... full review

So-So by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...The first meetings between Tiger and Zoya are written well, but truth be told, a real spark of passion is missing between Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...that brings me to a conclusion about our Indian Cinema wherein talented directors such as Kabir Khan easily bow down in front of the STAR ENIGMA and make a film which really doesn’t seem to be representing their own vision of film-making.... full review

Thumbs down by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...Since the screenplay is not engaging enough, the loopholes in the story itself become more apparent. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...a high-octane thriller that works big time. ... full review

Thumbs up by Keyrun Rao, Bollywood Life ...The film talks about peace, love and friendship, all without being preachy or sanctimonious.... full review

Thumbs up Buzz in Town ...While witty and funny dialogues keep you entertained, fine cinematography adds to your movie experience.... full review

Thumbs up Daily Bhaskar ...Reviewing a Salman Khan film is like ironing a pair of jeans: really, what’s the point.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...No Salmangiri here; His 'sophisticated' and 'cool' look does not work... full review

Thumbs down by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Barely tolerable... full review

Thumbs up by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...Growling Kat, Roaring Tiger... full review

Thumbs up by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...S for Tiger... full review

So-So by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...Expected more but not all that bad!... full review

Thumbs up by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini ...Ek Hai Salman... full review

Thumbs up by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...Ek Tha Tiger is an action lover’s paradise. Seconds into the film, when you’ve not even settled well in your seat, there’s cigarette ash settling down on screen in slow motion. ... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...probably Hindi cinema’s best action film yet... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Meanwhile there are nagging memories of another cold turkey (oh, by the way, part of ETT was shot in Turkey) called The Tourist, featuring Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and no story.... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...This is a spy film and it needs a certain level of intelligent storytelling.... full review

Thumbs down by Trisha Gupta, FirstPost ... the least annoying Salman Khan movie in ages.... full review

Thumbs up by Kritika Deval, fullhyd.com ...Despite a few yawn-worthy moments here and there, the chase sequences, more than a few LOL lines, Salman's cool-as-a-cucumber spy act - all in slickly executed settings - make Ek Tha Tiger one helluvan entertainer. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...But with the Tiger in his den, Kabir manages to weave action with emotion to dish out an entertaining fare. ... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...when it comes to story line or mass entertainment it’s a huge let-down. ... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...It’s such a pleasure to see a Hindi film heroine not playing a damsel in distress. The action, choreographed by Markos Rounthwaite and Conrad E Palmisano, is spectacular. ... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...far from unwatchable ... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...So we have Salman jump, run race, shoot, scale and in between romance his girl across three gorgeous continents and that is supposed to suffice. Well.... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...so overwhelming is the Bhai’s past aura that serious keeps threatening to slide into silly, and the moment you give in to that in-between space, the film becomes something you can enjoy. Most of the time. ... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Until you realize that Ek Tha Tiger, largely, is a love story on the backdrop of an espionage thriller and not the other way round. Once we realize that, the romance track is never a hindrance... full review

So-So Indicine ...Ek Tha Tiger is for Salman Khan fans....As for the rest, it’s neither a intelligent film nor does it provide the necessary ‘thrill’. The story, eventually, turned out to be the biggest disappointment.... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Devi, koimoi ...The plot seems stretched; unexplained loops.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...An apology of a spy... full review

So-So by Janhvi Samant, MiD DAY ...Salman mostly sleepwalks through the entire film. The stunt man's omnipresent and the computer graphics to cover him up are really shoddy. ... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...a slick spy thriller with loads of stylish action... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...The first 20 minutes of Ek Tha Tiger makes for a case for the arrival of India’s action thriller of global standards; a huge a step up for a 100 crore-club aspirant... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...the failsafe formula appears as enduring as Salman’s eponymous secret agent who scours the world in search of enemies of the nation and dispatches them to the devil without breaking into a sweat. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Ek Tha Tiger despite its predictability and flaws is a decently made film and a sure shot winner at the box-office! Go watch the film. ... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...It could have been snappier, and the girl could have been much better, but the film should be applauded for giving us a non-sleepwalking Salman, and enough genuine bang for our buck.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...Snappy, snazzy & substantial action!... full review

Thumbs up by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ... it’s not a superhit film for me but I was entertained throughout and I think Salman should do more films like this.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Rest assured, this is the kind of film that doesn’t get into the high or low-brow argument. It’s a simple story, told with conviction and with enough star-value and action to keep everyone happy.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Director Kabir Khan succeeds in making a good entertainer as a masala thriller espionage story.... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...ETT is no Dabangg, Ready or Bodyguard. It's more evolved, less chalu( read entertaining.) Salman`isms' are rationed... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...While slightly more deserving than it’s predecessors, it’s lack of character almost makes you wish for their campiness and over the top flavor... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...Sadly, forcing a love story in it makes this concoction too lethal to consume.... full review

Thumbs down by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ...thoroughly disappointing... full review