Game - External Reviews

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

Game was supposed to be a thriller. One which makes you sit on the edge of your seat and bite, whatever is left of, your nails from the cricket matches. It's none of that and more. It's sluggish and I have quite a few nasty things to say about its 'style'.



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40 reviewers have given Game an average rating of 0.6/5.0 (?)

3 yays
34 nays
3 so-so

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Thumbs down by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Moreover, the inclusion of a surprise back story in the dying hours of the plot -- apparently to justify the motive behind the murder -- and the introduction of new characters is the lamest trick in detective fiction.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...As Confucius says, when a movie does little by way of entertaining you, you’ve got to find ways of amusing yourself.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...pale, boring and even funny in front of today's TV Crime thrillers such as C.S.I. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anjum Shabbir, Bolly Spice ...I'll give him one more shot with his second film Delhi Belly; before I decide to write him off or not.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Disappointing!... full review

Thumbs down Bollywood Mantra ...Abhinay Deo fails to tell the story interestingly. It fails to convince his viewers. The screenplay written by Althea Delmas Kaushal has many loopholes. ... full review

Thumbs down by Gautam Chintamani, Buzz in Town lame that by time you trudge to this whodunit’s end you are left wondering who’s the bigger idiot--the viewer or the people who made this nonsense?... full review

Thumbs down by Payal Khanna, Desi Martini ...Movie could have been better, but if filled with inappropriate sub-plots by the debutant director Abhinay Deo. ... full review

Thumbs down by Yusuf, Desi Martini ...No Game here...only shame!... full review

Thumbs down by Smita, Desi Martini ...The audience is the loser in this Game... full review

Thumbs down by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...Watch tomorrows final game. Even if you are not a cricket fan that game would be more entertaining than this one. Compared to this Race is a classic.... full review

Thumbs down by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...A Game Not Worth Playing... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...The makers may want you to believe that story is moving fast, but nothing really happens for the longest time.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...gets more and more convoluted in the name of plot twists in the second half... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Game is the first film by adman Abhinay Deo, and it must be a dream to work with budgets that allow shooting in exotic locations, plus a large cast and no expenses spared on action sequences. How come nobody read the script and asked, like an exasperated character in the film does, “What the hell is going on?”... full review

So-So by Sukanya Venkatraghvan, Filmfare ...Game is a decent watch. It’s not a great watch.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, ...Game is no Sydney Sheldon, but keep your expectations mild, and it is an engaging flick in its own right.... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, ...The first rule of a suspense thriller is that it should be succinct. Debutant director Abhinay Deo breaks it by having copious songs and some irrelevant sub-plots which add no value.... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, ...Abhishek Bachchan looks cool due with his style and appearances. Check him out in the chase scene where he outshines everyone. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...t's a game. It's not over yet, we're repeatedly told. We know. It won't ever get over. There's a third-rate twist at every corner.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...We all want to see gorgeous scenery. Eye candy, both male and female, never hurt, either. Combining these elements in a murder mystery can have palatable results. But not here, no.... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...This Game will have no winners whatsoever.... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...Ranaut tries hard to bring gravitas to her part, but you keep waiting for that one scene where she will take her hands out of her pockets, get drunk and screech: “B*****d!” ... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...Dias is utterly wasted in a debut where she echoes the producers sentiments in a line she keeps repeating -- "Stay with me!" ... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Boman Irani tries his fiery best playing the Thai PM-in-waiting, but it seems even he doesn’t buy it.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...There is a wonderfully done chase sequence on the roof-tops in Turkey and the aquamarine seas in Greece are gorgeous. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...The characters, specially Abhishek Bachchan's, get sufficient breathing space in a script that favours flirting with fate.... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now ...Let's just say it is more like a very ordinary cricket match, which does not hold interest for anyone except die-hard cricket fans. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...Watch this for the terrific performances of Bachchan, Kher and Ranaut, the fantastic screenplay and its technical brilliance! ... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...with time and options, viewers have smartened up and will not fall for every pretty carrot dangled its way.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...The film also suffers because it tries to juggle several half-baked themes all at once. ... full review

So-So by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...They’ve tried to make it like an Abbas-Mastaan movie, filled with interesting twists but all we got to see was annoying sub-plots throughout!... full review

Thumbs down by Monica Chopra, Sify Movies ...Then you have characters justifying the film’s title by mouthing silly dialogues like 'And the Game begins' and 'It’s not over' when nothing of great significance is happening.... full review

Thumbs down by K N Gupta, ...It might well be a sheer waste of industry's top artists - Javed Akhtar's lyrics, Shankar Ehsaan Loy's music and an otherwise good producer Farhan Akhtar.... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Sarah Jane Dias has little to do except looking good. She plays a streetwalker and looks sufficiently desirable and sexy.... full review

Thumbs down by K K Rai, STARDUST ...A below average fare.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The film predominantly suffers from a lack-lustre script (Althea Delmas Kaushal) which often borders on the corny.... full review

Thumbs down by The Thirdman, Upper Stall ...If any departments deserve a pat on the back, it is the production design and the cinematography. The film is lavishly mounted, the locales, particularly Greece and Istanbul, breathtaking. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India .... Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, cumulatively, fail to drum up even a single memorable song... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Jimmy Shergill and Shahana Goswami try to hold the fort but with a lose script like that, they can’t do much. ... full review