Knock out - External Reviews

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

Never has the background music been so loud that I wanted to run out of the theater because my ears could take it no more. Had I been able to get over that, I might've enjoyed the film for what it was trying to say. Even so, how it said the message and the baggage of righteousness it carried would have been a hindrance.



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28 reviewers have given Knock out an average rating of 1.1/5.0 (?)

3 yays
19 nays
6 so-so

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Thumbs up by Lipika Varma, AOL INDIA ...'Knock Out' is indeed a fast paced thriller which keeps one on the edge of their seat throughout the two-hour duration of the film.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...dialogues are downright embarrassing... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...the moment I witnessed its clear unaccepted and unacknowledged link with PHONEBOOTH, the movie lost all its meaning and importance of being an Irfan Khan, Sanjay Dutt or Mani Shankar film.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...The middle of the second hour stagnates, albeit for a few minutes... full review

Thumbs down by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online ...I would rather talk about the utter absurdity of the film’s premise & consistency (or the lack of it) and the immature message... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...After a while, the game gets tedious, and the background to it all, increasingly bizarre... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Indian viewers don't find faceless voices engrossing either. Then again, which Indian star would agree to play a faceless voice in the first place?... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare instantly reminisce of the times you watched your schoolmates perform English skits on stage... full review

Thumbs down filmi cafe ...One could have overlooked the inspirations and improbabilities had Mani Shankar’s hold on the thriller been gripping. ... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, ...Knock Out keeps it thrilling for a good part, but digresses into childish fantasy as it gets closer to its logical conclusion.... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Sabnani, ...Sanjay Dutt is the only saving grace of the film. He performs his role earnestly. Irrfan hams.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Cops don’t ask for reinforcements. They stand around helpless... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...I can't decide what's worse - that they plagiarized a film entirely, or that they couldn't even make a good film despite that!... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... Irrfan Khan’s act is as twisted as his hairstyle. He screams, shouts, dances, hams and does everything other than acting. ... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...will be knocked out of theaters before long... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...Kangana Ranaut, does not have much to do in this movie, which is mainly about these two men, but she is competent and does her job well.... full review

Thumbs down by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...Sanjay Dutt just growls menacingly through the film, which I guess is enough for him, Irrfan manages to get some life and humour in his part, Kangna has a limited role while Grover is still good at being bad. ... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Poor Irrfan, wearing strange curls, mostly cowers in the booth while Sanjay Dutt, playing the super-smart sniper, handles high-tech weaponry and moves up and down buildings with the ease of Spider-Man.... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now ..."Phone Booth" be damned. "Knock Out" goes into places that the supposed source of inspiration can't even dream about. ... full review

So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now ...might turn to be an interesting fare for one who has not seen Phone Booth. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...The idea of black money can sound exciting on paper but for bringing out such a sensitive topic on screen you have to applaud him... full review

Thumbs down by Patcy N, Rediff ...Journalist, especially crime reporters, do not wear tube tops and stilletoes while on the field... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...succeeds in targeting at the biggest evil of corruption, but fails in maintaining the same tempo until the end of the movie... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...One thing that surprises in the first half is the fact that Ajay Devgn plays a second fiddle to Akshaye Khanna.... full review

So-So by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Kangna Ranaut, the sizzling hot oomph queen of bollywood who plays the character of a television journalist, comes out with a good performance. ... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Gulshan Grover's dirty politician act which does evoke a sense of deja vu. ... full review

Thumbs down by filmbear, Upper Stall ...If only he’d be inspired to present it using his own grey cells and not a DVD, there is no doubt he’d have ended up with a critically acclaimed film... full review