Maximum - External Reviews

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

The business and underworld of the Indian police department is showcased with style and great performances. But it still feels same-ol' same-ol', just the jobs of the people doing it is the same.



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25 reviewers have given Maximum an average rating of 0.9/5.0 (?)

2 yays
18 nays
5 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna M.M.Vetticad , annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Maximum needed a more imaginative title. That single word does little to convey the quiet grimness of this violent-yet-mellow film that has stayed with me since I saw it. ... full review

Thumbs up Buzz in Town ...'Maximum' is a minimum-fuss crime drama where the characters are so austere in their emotions they somehow seem to be constantly shadow-dancing with their conscience.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...On the whole, MAXIMUM has an attention-grabbing premise, but lacks the meat in its screenplay to leave much of an impact. ... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...For a film about two policemen practically competing against each other in notching up encounter kills, Maximum is too much conversation, and too little action... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...The film is too busy pushing up the body count to care about a conundrum that really counts. But all said and done, Maximum isn’t a washout – not by a long chalk. It is well crafted and superbly acte... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, Times of India ...Maximum shows minimum originality thereby making it a plain average attempt... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Director Kabeer Kaushik, has a good force of actors here and a gripping premise, but he doesn't quite lead the way... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks uninteresting script lacking the much required pace, one majorly feels like being “Not Served” in the end while walking out of the theater.... full review

Thumbs down by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...end its all a mumbo-jumbo of incessant gunfire where the person who gets shot the most is the audience.... full review

Thumbs down by Mehul Suri, Desi Martini ...Lame performances and an even lamer script held together by a clear lack of vision.... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...The story is predictable, the screenplay lacklustre and the characters undercooked... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Understated treatment and tolerable length notwithstanding, Kabeer Kaushik's Maximum is an excruciating watch. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, ...Maximum is one of those movies that try to be classy but lack the capability to. There's intention, there's a plot, and there's the big setup, but somehow, things don't come together the way the really good filmmakers make them.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...there are lots of loopholes in MAXIMUM. The intent was to make a slick cop caper. Sadly, nothing works, not even the item number.... full review

Thumbs down by Roshni Devi, ...Maximum just beats around the bush for a long time and is not really an enjoyable fair.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...There is little character delineation or growth. It’s all about being gritty and cool... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...It’s all too grim and dull, and we don’t even get characters worth caring for.... full review

Thumbs down by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Maximum fails to be the dirty cop saga it had promised to be. What we get instead is talk and more boring talk... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...'Maximum' turns out to be a dampener. Not because it doesn’t have interesting actors. Nor because it doesn’t have interesting situations. But because it comes off merely as 'Sehar' redux, minus its power.... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...The script is a mess, and the film depends more on stylized shots and plenty of posturing... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...Fans of Sonu Sood might enjoy the movie, but apart from that, Maximum really has nothing much to offer…... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Maximum has minimum entertainment and maximum mediocrity... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Maximum features good actors lazily reeling off lines that go nowhere... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...a film that comes in a decade too late. Avoidable. ... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...While the actors try real hard to put together a good show, it’s the convoluted characters that end up making the film monotonous.... full review