Luck - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

A few good action pieces & slick execution of a different-interesting plot isn't bad. But there's no way to duck the god-awful dialogues. And just as "Love isn't good enough for survival", just style doesn't a good film make.

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30 reviewers have given Luck an average rating of 1.3/5.0 (?)

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Thumbs down by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...does have a new story for Hindi films.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, aslibaat.com ...Shah, obviously, doesn’t like foreigners. They die before you can go hai hai. ... full review

So-So by Manish Gajjar, BBC ...Director Soham Shah’s thriller scores highly on the brilliantly executed stunts against the stunning Namibian backdrop... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...with every other utterance bearing fortune-cookie philosophy about the phenomenon of luck... full review

Thumbs up by Roshni Mulchandani, Bolly Spice ...Luck is every Bollywood action fans dream come true... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...LUCK may not be high on story, but the concept and at least four stylised thrilling sequences make a big difference.... full review

So-So by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ...Soham’s skill in visualizing a film is top class but he fails to add more ingredients to his script.... full review

Thumbs down by Anand Vaishnav, Buzz18 ...Despite a sketchy role, Imran manages to stand up against a line up of veteran actors. ... full review

Thumbs up desi hits ...Rensil D’Silva’s script has hit the bulls-eye as he manages to weave together a slick action thriller and a full-on entertainer. ... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, DNA ...Shruti Haasan has a long way to go and much to learn, especially in dialogue delivery.... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Shah also happily steals dialogues from action films of the 1980s and 1990s, which used to be a rage among frontbenchers. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...there's more bak-bak than dishoom-dishoom, even though it pretends to be an action-adventure. ... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...The opening and ending action sequences by Allan Amin are convincingly choreographed but the intermediate stunts appear too artificial. ... full review

Thumbs down by Satish S, J.A.M ...We've seen enough brainless action thrillers, but nothing I assure you, falls so flat on its face.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...Soham lacks in more than one quarter with "Luck", and the much publicized "shark tank" act looks faker than even the most outdated part of "Jaws"... full review

Thumbs down by Mr. Inketi, Mr. Inketis Weblog ...Sanjay Dutt repeats his bhai act for the nth time, but still the masses like him enough to throw out an applause ... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Ravi Kissen is nicely hammy as a vicious serial killer ... full review

Thumbs down by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ... unintentionally hilarious 'punchlines' that masquerade as smart dialogue. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...Particularly riveting is Imran Khan's introductory episode where in a Harshad Mehta-like scam the boy's life and finances come undone because of his father's economic misadventures.... full review

Thumbs down by PFCDesktop, Passion for Cinema ...Biren Mohanti the editor and Amar Mohile the background scorer seem to have done more work than Soham Shah the director.... full review

Thumbs down by ~UH~, Passion for Cinema ...Honestly, the first half of the movie is taut with the production quality no less than any Hollywood action flick. But post interval the typical Hindi cinema masalas starts pouring in... full review

Thumbs down by Padmaja Thakore, Passion for Cinema ...The very idea of luck is amorphous and undefined. If it just means cheating death, Imraan would not be on the initial list. ... full review

So-So by Irene Nexica, Planet Bollywood ...It would help if the characters were developed with enough depth that we actually care what happens to them... full review

Thumbs up by Gohar Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...The sequence of revolver, the jump from the helicopter, the underwater scene with the sharks and the train scene in the climax – are the sequences, which will remain in your memory... full review

Thumbs down by Great Bong, Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind ...A disco Pathan-suit wearing Mussa (Sanjay Dutt) whose luck is evidenced by his surviving running across railway tracks blindfolded during office hours and in walking free after getting booked under TADA.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen , Rediff ...Several of you are curious about debutant Shruti Haasan, and all I can say is that Kamal's daughter deserved a better launch vehicle... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...The pace isn’t fast enough for a thriller... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...What's even more tiresome is the screenplay which relentlessly tries to define luck in a zillion ways and punctuates the end of every conversation with Good Luck! ... full review

Thumbs down by The Thirdman, Upper Stall ... The script gives the actors no scope and neither are they able to rise above the script.... full review