Murder 2 - External Reviews

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quick review:

The uncomfortable feeling which makes you jump in your seat - that is Murder 2's success. It's one of those films where you come out with only the villain and what he is capable of. If you can handle creepy, sexual violence, go for it. It is sure to provide "that" kind of a thrill.



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44 reviewers have given Murder 2 an average rating of 2.3/5.0 (?)

14 yays
17 nays
13 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...a cleverly handled erotic crime thriller with a villain so sneaky that he’s definitely worth your time. ... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...The serial killer outshines the serial kisser!... full review

So-So Best Of Bollywood ...Murder 2 has a bad story that is compensated to an extent with some fine acting by Prashant Narayanan... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...No Ratings as it’s an Unofficial Rip-Off which ruins the magic of watching its Original.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Director Mohit Suri reignites the flicker that he illustrated in his early films. He's a skilled, competent storyteller and this film reiterates the fact yet again.... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Mantra ...The Bhatt Camp has delivered a thrilling crime story.... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...If Emraan plus Jacqueline under the name 'Murder 2' don't arise your interest enough, then the story will surely do the trick.... full review

Thumbs down by Danish Bagdadi, Desi Martini ...Doesn't Quite have the Edge... full review

Thumbs down by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...A Murder Gone Sour... full review

Thumbs up by Ankur, Desi Martini ...Astonishingly well made... full review

So-So by Rony D'costa, Desi Martini ...Worth a 100/- buck... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...loses steam midway ... full review

Thumbs up by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...darker and sleazier... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...To be fair, Hashmi has done better than this, but because Narayanan swallows up the film, he complicates the issue.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...there is no great excitement in watching a mad pervert torturing women, unless they are titillated too—like Dheeraj—by their screams, chopped body parts and blood.... full review

So-So by Rahul Gangwani, Filmfare ...Prashant Narayanan steals the show with his badass act. His effortlessly wicked performance makes him the real lead of the film.... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, ...Call it genius or just pure instinct, but the Bhatts have cast, as a cross-dresser/eunuch, the only person who could have been Amrapurkar's successor - Prashant Narayanan, in an understated, yet loud, role that makes his previous roles pale in comparison.... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, ...Emraan Hashmi suits the role perfectly. Actually, the role suits him. It's a typical bad-boy-with-a-good-heart role... full review

Thumbs up by Akhtar Sayyed, ...SULAGNA PANIGRAHI; this girl is fantastic performer. As Reshma, her performance is commendable infront of Prashant.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...South Korean films, those in the know will tell you, have of late seriously rewritten the grammar of blood, gore and hammer 'n' sickle violence at the cinemas. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...Dialogues are hilariously melodramatic... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, india today ...But what will keep ‘Murder 2’ in our memories is its thoroughly deranged villain, who dices, slices, chops and carves his victims with an interesting choice of weapon, and relishes every second of his gory rampage through the film. ... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Jacqueline Fernandez doesn’t get much scope except to expose her body and to cry. She looks very hot and will be loved by the male audiences.... full review

Thumbs up by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...Kept out of the publicity to maintain an element of surprise, Narayanan is sinister, purely evil and magnificently deviant, raising the level of this film by several notches... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Though Prashant is pretty convincing in his menacing role, for God-knows-what-reason his character likes to dress up as a woman, when he is in the mood to kill and chop up bodies of call girls and sex workers... full review

Thumbs up Mixed Bag ...The praiseworthy part about the screenplay is that unlike most of the Indian thrillers, the scheme of the story remains clear-cut throughout the movie.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...Jacqueline Fernandez wallows in an ill-defined role, though, thankfully, she doesn't make quite a hash of it.... full review

So-So by Abhishek Gurbani, My Take on Flicks ...Watch it if you're a Emraan Hashmi fan or you have a taste for gory movies.One time watch.... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...But Narayanan demonstrates how a gifted actor can rise above the script by sheer dint of his own intelligence and skill.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Now ...Mohit Suri remains in command of the murky material and traumatized characters. ... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Murder 2 works in parts. It is edgy and spine chilling in some parts but faulty in others. ... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...refrains from writing a regular review for the disaster that is Murder 2... full review

So-So by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...The bad guy makes it good... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Review and views uncensored ...Lucklessly, the second-half of Murder 2, continues to slips downhill... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Sulagna Panigrahi (one of the victims) is impressive in the brief role. ... full review

Thumbs down by K N Gupta, ...The story isn’t smart or sensible... full review

Thumbs up by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...Mohit Suri’s latest film is well-made, very dark, and disturbing... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...A good fare.... full review

So-So by P S Arjun, The Cine Segye ...Emraan Hashmi is ok, but up-to his best. And his get-up (God knows, WHY!) is bad in taste. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...Dear makers, there are more honourable ways to make a living than robbery. And Murder.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...But any sluggishness in pace is made up by the performances. ... full review

So-So by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...But if you could SOMEHOW overlook the fact that we may have peaked collectively as an industry as far as lack of originality is concerned, this could make for an interesting watch... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...Mahesh Bhatt presents (a squirt of paan). A Vikram Bhatt production (a spew of ketchup). A Mohit Suri film (a splash of red curry). ... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...‘Murder 2’ boasts of a fresh story, great plot and new star cast... full review