Mission Istanbul - External Reviews

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

This mission is filled with convenient coincidences & sprinkled with Apoorva Lakhia style gore. It pretends to be smart in the beginning and loses interest in that too post-interval.



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23 reviewers have given Mission Istanbul an average rating of 0.4/5.0 (?)

1 yays
20 nays
2 so-so

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Thumbs down by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...To put it mildly, ‘Mission Istanbul’ is the murder of cinema. put it mildly, ‘Mission Istanbul’ is the murder of cinema.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...instantly disposable action thrillers that loses credibility from the get-go... full review

Thumbs down by Daliya Daspurkayastha, Bollywood Mantra ...Nothing extraordinary can be spoken regarding the performances of the main protagonists.... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, Business of Cinema ...The marvellously shoddy movie seems to have been made with one thought in mind. If it’s an action movie it has to be only about action.... full review

Thumbs down by Yasser Usmaan, DearCinema ...The camerawork is just average... full review

Thumbs down by Deep, Deep's Home ...Anna dies.. hero cries.. the new guy tries..... full review

Thumbs down by Deepti Lamba, Desicritics ...Despite all the high tech talk of computers and all why didn't they use YouTube to let the world know the truth?... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, DNA ...the filmmaker has been merciless in zipping through events in the first hour.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com ...you are really willing to forgive Lakhia for getting you out on this Mission is when the George Bush look-alike brings the house down.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Abba, I do get a sneaking suspicion that you didn’t like this Istaan bhool..was that you making odd, angry noises in the auditorium?... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Ten minutes into Mission Istaanbul and any hopes you might have had of watching a smart, realistic thriller, come crashing down... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Mission Istanbul is written on self-prescription, directed as per the convention and has action to exaggeration.... full review

Thumbs up by Harshita Kohli, indya.com ...will definitely find takers amongst the men considering the hard hitting and bone breaking action... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...But yes, the action is of top notch quality, no two ways about that.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Why do all the Turks speak fluent Hindi? We don't know but that's the least of this film's problems... full review

Thumbs down by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ...This one's a Turkey if there ever was one, and to relish it, you've got to be in the mood for Christmas.... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...There are also flashes of humour in the story, miraculously woven into the stern fabric of terrorism.... full review

Thumbs down by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...discovered unconventional love for action stunts.... full review

Thumbs down by Elvis D'Silva, Rediff ... chase and action sequences are cut together so haphazardly that future generations of film students could write several inconclusive theses about why anyone would keep backing their escape vehicle into a van they've already got past... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Slowly but surely the continuous music makes you beg for some aural relief.... full review

Thumbs down by Lasyapriya Sundaram, Times Now ...Zayed can’t act to save his life.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...there isn't much that Vivek's long hair and Zayed's serious be-spectacled look can do to save the film... full review