Mickey Virus - External Reviews

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

A comic thriller that wants to do all the right things but misses as many times as it makes its mark.



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23 reviewers have given Mickey Virus an average rating of 2.2/5.0 (?)

3 yays
6 nays
14 so-so

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Thumbs up by Rashma Shetty Bali , Bollywood Life ...Manish Paul makes an impressive entry into Bollywood ... full review

Thumbs up by IANS, In.com ...This is an oddball of a movie that tries to make sense of the senseless whirligig of urban internet-driven lifestyles. What the 'hack'! Just go out there and have fun.... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...For the crisp writing, humour and Manish Paul’s antics this one’s worth your time.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ... On the whole, MICKEY VIRUS is a well-made, engrossing thriller that should be liked by the youngsters. ... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Mickey Virus will appeal to Manish Paul fans who want to see him in a different role other than a TV show host... full review

So-So by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare ...The film dawdles between being a comedy and a heist film and could have done with a tauter screenplay and tighter editing... full review

So-So by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost ...Still, the movie is watchable for those looking for something easy-breezy, and Manish Paul is affable and has a good energy about him... full review

So-So by Neha Mathur, fullhyd.com ...The music is mediocre, as is the film itself, which never really takes off from being just-an-amusing-movie to something truly novel. While Mickey Virus tries to portray the seedy side of the hacking world, its representation is crude as are its CGI effects... full review

So-So by Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times ... Click Here Hindustan Times | LiveMint | LiveHindustan | More Delhi - [ Min 19°C / Max 31°C ] | city weather rss site Advertisement HindustanTimes Sat,26 Oct 2013 Entertainment NEWS VIEWS BUSINESS CRICKET Entertainment tech autos Travel BOOKS PHOTOS VIDEOS BLOGS ePAPER ESTATES Deals JOBS MATRIMONIAL HOTELS Home Celebs Tabloid Movies Reviews Sex & Relationships Art Fashion TV Photos Videos Bollywood Movie review: Mickey Virus is for Manish Paul fans Sweta Kaushal, Hindustantimes.com New Delhi, October 25, 2013 Email to Author First Published: 16:34 IST(25/10/2013) Last Updated: 17:57 IST(25/10/2013) Share Share on facebookShare on linkedinShare on googleShare on emailmore. 4 comments Email print Manish Paul makes his Bollywood debut with Saurabh Verma's Mickey Virus. Paul plays a lazy but expert hacker in the film. Take a look. more photos » Manish Paul's Bollywood debut Mickey Virus hits theatres today. With Salman Khan endorsing the movie on his show Bigg Boss, enough publicity was done for a small budget film, hence raising epxectations. Does the movie live up to the expectations? Not really. Critics feel that the plotline related stories Mickey Virus turns HT House viral Mickey Virus is a do-or-die film for me: director Saurabh Varma is too loose for retaining the viewers' interest. Film critic Sanjukta Sharma writes for Livemint, "The humour has no edge and the performances are awkwardly exaggerated." Tusshar Joshi writes for DNA, "Despite a strong support from the cast, the core material of the film is weak. The actual hacking and the way the portals and CGI screens look is very juvenile." Critic Saibal Chatterjee (NDTV) thinks that the film, which marks the debut of both the lead actors - Elli and Manish - as well as the writer-director Saurabh Varma, is rather commendable for a debut. "In the cast, too, are two first-timers who pass muster - Manish Paul and Elli Avram," Saibal adds. Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express writes, "What I liked about this bunch is that they are not trying too hard, and except for a couple of exaggerations, seem just right for their milieu. They are all appropriately named : apart from Manish Paul's cocky layabout Mickey the Virus, there is Gupta as Chutney, the lone girl in the group but holding her own, Kakkar as Floppy, and Kumar as Pancho. And Nitesh Pandey, as the Professor, who knows everything." Mickey Virus can, nonetheless, be watched for the actors. The Jhalak- Dikhhla Jaa fame host has fared well in his debut. Apart from the lead, character actors Varun Badola, Manish chaudhary, too have impressed with their performances... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Mickey Virus isn't unwatchable, but at 2 hours and 15 minutes, it certainly overstays its welcome, offering little by way of laughs or thrills. Read more at: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/mickey-virus-review-its-a-concept-in-search-of-a-plot/430518-47-84.html?utm_source=ref_article... full review

So-So by Faheem Ruhani, india today ... Mickey Virus is not a bug you would want to get rid off easily. Go get infected! ... full review

So-So by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Mickey Virus is quite a breather from the low IQ comedies we are subjected to on many Fridays. A tauter script, with more humor and a steamier story could have helped this film in rising above being merely a moderate entertainer... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Manish makes an earnest and confident debut on the big screen. Pooja as his mischievous buddy is pretty impressive. Elli stands out like a sore thumb with her poor acting skills. It is Badola who gets some of the best lines and also comes up with a pretty impressive performance. Nitesh Pandey who plays the all-knowing smart-assed professor could have been much better.... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...In short you don't need an anti-virus to get cured by this harmless virus which infects moderately... full review

So-So by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Director Saurabh Varma seems a lot more comfortable in this space that doesn't depend on cheesy VFX. Even without a massive budget, it is sleek for most part.... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...Varun Badola as an inspector who has gunpowder allergy provides the film's best moments. Despite the many virus attacks that the screenplay faces, Mickey Virus is a passable film... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ... This virus won't crash your system. Watch it! ... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Mickey Virus”… Saying it with passwords ... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...One twist too many and I was still wondering where this was headed. After the film got over, I was wondering whether watching this whole concoction was worth it. Well, the straight answer is that it isn’t. This is when time could be easily passed by doing something more productiv... full review

Thumbs down by Hardeep Singh Chakkiwaala , Desi Martini ... it doesn’t even impressed with an IT-Dumb guy like me with whatever they have shown. A Hacker would probably laugh it off.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Before interval, the script changes gear. There is more drama and then a lengthy explanation of how, when, why and who. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Mickey Virus if stripped of all tripe treatment had the scope to be a thoroughly entertaining film but falls short and ends up disappointing the audience. ... full review

Thumbs down by Paloma Sharma, Rediff ...with weak direction, even the best of stories cannot be told well. This 130-minute venture takes too long to set the tone of things and could definitely use a shorter, tighter script... full review