Housefull - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

We are happy. We are just a bunch of 'mango' people who are happy to be in a theater after a long hiatus. So happy are we that there is at least something to watch, to draw us to the halls, that we don't mind the "open head; keep brain aside in safety; close head; watch film" drill. Yeah-yeah-yeah the comedy is not bad, or let's just say it's better than what one would expect from this team. And it’s the sight of an oasis in a desert. And thirsty we were.



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44 reviewers have given Housefull an average rating of 2.0/5.0 (?)

15 yays
24 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs up by GZP, BollyPlus ...Lara Dutta and Deepika both look lovely and act well. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...The actors are top notch and so are their performances. Wish the script would've been equally super.... full review

Thumbs up by Filmi Girl, Filmi Girl ...Akshay seemed a bit tired at times but he gamely danced, climbed stuff, and dishoom-ed a monkey ... full review

Thumbs up by Making Things Happen, ...The female leads were wasted... full review

Thumbs up by Jaya Biswas, IBN Live ...Housefull comes as a breath of fresh air after a series of below average films that released this season... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Jiah Khan’s character doesn’t work and is infact one of the reasons why the pace slackens considerably in the first half.... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...The Akshay-Riteish chemistry is brilliant ... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Lara, Riteish and Boman...The comic timing and chemistry between the trio is excellent. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...sometimes the actors seem to enjoy the comedy of energetic error more than we do.... full review

Thumbs up by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...Akshay Kumar is back in terrific form, evoking huge laughter with his poker faced humour. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Post-interval the movie does picks up. ... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Akshay Kumar’s loser act, wherein he rarely laughs but manages to create a hilarious situation for the audiences to tickle their funny bone, is certainly a winner in the film.... full review

Thumbs up The Friday Freak ...t has the mistaken identities, taken on identities, white lies, danger, sexual innuendo, and of course, pots full of laughter.... full review

Thumbs up by Fakir Hassen, TONIGHT ...the last quarter of the film is a riot that will leave everyone in the cinema with a bellyache from laughing... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...With his deadpan expressions and slapstick humour, Akshay once again proves that he is simply the best when it comes to comedies.... full review

So-So by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...The story is about pretences, and how in the name of saving one's face and reputation, lies lead to bigger lies, stemming from wanting to impress family members... full review

So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice’s all about wives, real or fake... full review

So-So by Abhijit Ranade, MH-31 Fun Unlimited ...Though the storyline is very clichéd and the jokes all predictable, some parts in the film really tickle your funny bone.... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now ...The girls have nothing much to show except skin.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Nevertheless, it makes you laugh, provided you don't go looking for artistry and intelligence. ... full review

Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...Jiah Khan who is seen for the first time since ‘Ghajini’ is yet to get her dialogues right.... full review

Thumbs down by Beth, Beth Loves Bollywood ...what should we make of Heyy Baby and Housefull being set elsewhere than India?... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...our filmmakers confuse no-brainer entertainment with no-brainer filmmaking... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...not able to hold the viewer consistently.... full review

Thumbs down by Steven Baker, Bolly Spice ...a brief moment of hoopla and hilarity is ruined by trying to cut corners on a supposed blow the budget release... full review

Thumbs down by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online ...Tasteless racist jokes (on Gujaratis, Italians, Blacks etc.)... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...The film’s posters, part of an obnoxiously hyperactive marketing campaign, said ‘The Heyy Baby Team Reloads’. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, ... The theme is "confusion", as though there never is another premise for comedy.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ... The gags are situational and hilarious at times. On other occasions, they do draaaaaaag! ... full review

Thumbs down Gyanguru ...Handling madcap comedies isn’t easy and excess of humour can lead to a disaster and that’s what the case with Housefull. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Merely a gag-order is in motion here: one shaggy dog story follows another; sometimes related, many a times not. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...For director Sajid Khan, an otherwise intelligent individual, three women rising out of the water wearing itsy bitsy bikinis may be ultimate heaven, but there's only so much the physical can do for you.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Shankar Ehsaan Loy come up with a peppy and foot-tapping musical score.... full review

Thumbs down by Kshitij Mehta, J.A.M ...So we all know that one has to put aside logic while watching a film of this kind, but to just take the audience for granted & go on with stupid shenanigans in the name of humour is just plain criminal. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...In my book, Nadiadwala is the king of bad trash... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Akshay Kumar, is exhaustingly inconsistent. Read more at: full review

Thumbs down by filmbear, Pacem In Terris ...There is nothing right with the film despite it having not one original idea.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Passion for Cinema ...Afflicted perhaps by delusions of grandeur, Khan actually believes he is an entertainer! ... full review

Thumbs down by Himanshu Bhutani, Passion for Cinema ... In a comedy film, I would think entertainment means laughter and “loads of” it. The director promised it, but was it delivered? I think not. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...serving us essentially a Priyadarshan farce, only replacing Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav and Asrani with people who look good in bikinis. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Khan claims this film is a tribute to directors like Manmohan Desai and Hrishikesh Mukherjee, but I cannot think of a worse way to pay tribute... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...All the characters seem to exist in a void, where they speak and think in the same manner. ... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...all gloss, no substance.... full review

Thumbs down by Pratim D Gupta, The Telegraph ...Not just Boman’s Gujarati Pappa, the rest of your cast and crew are sleepwalking too... full review