John Day - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?)
quick review:

Too many themes, too little meat.

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34 reviewers have given John Day an average rating of 1.0/5.0 (?)

2 yays
22 nays
10 so-so

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Thumbs down annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Director Ahishor Solomon is clearly well-intentioned and not without talent, but he fails to bring it all together into a compelling,... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...JOHN DAY - An unimpressive attempt to make an engaging off beat crime thriller wasting two talented names.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, JOHN DAY is a razor-sharp thriller with an engaging screenplay, high-voltage drama and sterling performances as its aces. A film like JOHN DAY is a leap in the right direction. It reinforces your faith and trust in qualitative films and deserves to be supported. Strongly recommended... full review

So-So by IANS, Bollywood Life ...For a film about losers John Day proves to be a paradoxically profitable movie-viewing experience for the audience... full review

So-So by Shadab Hasnain, BookmyShow ...A decent attempt to make a thriller breathing with corruption, revenge and morality.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Naseeruddin Shah lends his usual acting muscle to a part that doesn’t deserve it, but Randeep Hooda with his grimaces, twitches and slow drawl is a major irritant. John Day tries to be gritty and noir-ish, but just ends up tedious. The only plus point being, no songs and no item number.... full review

So-So by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...No two or three ways about it: 'John Day' can’t be described as an admirable work. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...JohnDay is a boring and tedious thriller. Even Naseerudin Shah's acting couldn't save this futile film.... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...A muddled affair, John Day seems lost in its own maze of self-indulgence... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...John Day is a half-baked effort with sporadic moments of brilliance and leaves you with an aftertaste of what could have been. See it strictly for its performances.... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost ...Imagine I Saw the Devil with the fun stripped out, or The Horseman without actual choice, characters, or consequences. That is what John Day is.... full review

So-So by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ... This film does display a lot of promise unfortunately it’s never realized!... full review

So-So by Swayamsrestha Kar, fullhyd.com ...John Day is watchable only for the lead actors. But then, that is not enough. Oh how sadly is it not enough!... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Every Word of God is linked to a liberating truth. ''Only the truth will set you free. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The film then is sloppy and contrived; it's an unoriginal and uninspiring thriller that's let down by flabby writing.... full review

Thumbs down by Suhani Singh, india today ... More than an "edge of the seat thriller" as the tagline says, this is a tiring one.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta , indian express ...Tarantino got there before they did. Much before.... full review

Thumbs down by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...The thrilling story goes haywire as the screenplay fails to cement its fiber. A few dialogues are aplomb but the frustrating show is so exhausting that you might spare yourself this horror film.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...The film, deliberately or otherwise, has been given a morose, humourless feel to it. The motive must be to make it dark and edgy but it soon turns out to be nothing but a dull and tedious affair... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Experience John Day, it will be worth more than the price of admission.... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Dum? Well except for few scenes by Naseeruddin Shah there is absolutely no dum in this mindless and boring thriller.... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...John Day claims to be an "edge of the seat thriller" on its poster. Considering the makers didn't set out to make one in the first place, one wonders how convinced they were about their own effort... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha (IANS), NDTV ...film about losers John Day proves to be a paradoxically profitable movie-viewing experience for the audience... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Despite potentially appearing to be a great, racy thriller, John Day ends up being a yawn-fest you just want to get over with. Wouldn't miss a thing if you skip this one. ... full review

So-So by Stutee Ghosh, Planet Bollywood ...While John Day makes a brave attempt at trying to break free from hackneyed Bollywood concepts and treatments that stubbornly refuse to grow up into something more dynamic it still is a half hearted effort. Go for it if you must but with very low expectations... full review

Thumbs down by Paloma Sharma, Rediff ...John Day isn't the dark, twisted thriller it was meant to be... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Despite that, the film remains an average thriller. The fundamental plot doesn’t have meat, but the performances and a few gripping moments get you by. ... full review

So-So by Moumita Bhattacharjee, Star Blockbuster ... If you are a Naseeruddin Shah fan, watch the movie even though it is nowhere close to A Wednesday (2008), made by one of the same producers. But don’t blame him for that. A film is a team effort; you can’t expect even a legend like Naseer to shoulder the film alone.... full review

Thumbs down by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...John Day is inspired by the Spanish film Box 507. As a result, the picture is not clear!... full review

So-So by Subhash K. Jha, The Telegraph ... For a film about losers `John Day` proves to be a paradoxically profitable movie-viewing experience for the audience.... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Times of India ...John Day claims to be an "edge of the seat thriller" on its poster. Considering the makers didn't set out to make one in the first place, one wonders how convinced they were about their own effort... full review