Murder 3 - External Reviews

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

Murder 3 has a drawn-out set-up. It draws up to 90 minutes. That's when the real story begins. The last 30-40 minutes of disclosure might just make it worth a DVD/TV watch.

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41 reviewers have given Murder 3 an average rating of 1.8/5.0 (?)

8 yays
19 nays
14 so-so

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So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...Murder 3 may not be a perfect thriller, but it’s taut enough to keep one interested throughout its run time. ... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...To tell you the truth, I even saw few couples moving out of the theater at interval and I personally requested all of them to stay. One of those couples obliged to my request and then especially came forward to say thanks in the end, for not letting them leave the movie in the mid way.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...A film-maker is only as good as the story he tells and Vishesh seems to have done his homework well. What he creates in MURDER 3 is creditable, contemporary, besides working on the look and sound of the film as much as its content. ... full review

Thumbs down by Reza Noorani, Bollywood Life ...With a bad screenplay, and not much better music or acting, it is the story that comes to the rescue of Murder 3... full review

So-So by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...Thrills, suspense & good performances. One of the better Bhatt camp films.... full review

Thumbs up by IANS, Buzz in Town ...In terms of visual and emotional fluency and in connecting the supernatural content to a compelling context, 'Murder 3' moves far ahead of the first and second instalments of the franchise. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Maybe the new Bhatt on the block should pick a better film to remake next time.... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...As far as the filmy twists are concerned, they play an instrumental role in building up tension, suspense and expectation of things to come. ... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...The Vishesh Films banner, associated with top-class music soundtracks, doesn’t deliver anything to sing home about. Raju Singh’s background riffs are at least easy on the ear buds.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...The Murder franchise (if it can be called a franchise) worked with the audience because of three things. An interesting plot, eroticism but mainly Emraan Hashmi. Murder 3 offers none of these... full review

Thumbs down by Danish Bagdadi, Desi Martini ...The plot is an excuse to fit in some lame duck songs, crummy dialogues, bland narrative and loads of faux erotica... full review

Thumbs down by Roy D'Costa, Desi Martini ...Vishesh Bhatt makes a forgettable debut and the only good part about his direction is that he doesn't make the film last more than 2 hours.... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...Not bad enough to kill the Director but justifies grievous hurt by a blunt instrument. ... full review

So-So by Ravina Rawal, FirstPost ...There’s also a pretty good twist conceptually in the second half, but it isn’t executed with enough tact or sincerity to make it a truly gripping story.... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...Pritam’s music adds much needed soul but the overall experience is less than satisfactory. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ravi Kandala, fullhyd.com ...The film has a slow and abrupt first half, with songs that come and go for no reason except to bring the leads to bed. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...if Vishesh can break away from that mould too, giving newer music directors a chance, we just might see the Bhatt banners coming up with content and concepts that surprise us. ... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ... As for the ‘Murder’ franchisee, this movie lacks big time on music and erotic moments. But, once you bear these pains the relief comes with total satisfying results in the second half.... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...With a little more imagination, Murder 3 could have been deliciously dark. I'm pinning my hopes on Murder 4.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The clunky film doesn't work as an edge-of-your seat thriller ... full review

So-So by Swati Deogire, In.com ...It doesn't boast of a crime scene, catchy tunes or even remarkable performances.... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...There is also Rajesh Shringarpure playing a spoil-sport police officer but little said about him better.... full review

Thumbs down by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Randeep Hooda survives a bad hairstyle to deliver some screen presence, something that wholly goes missing from what Aditi Rao Hydari's on-the-edge role demanded.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ... This third 'Murder', an official remake of South American thriller 'The Hidden Face', has all the Vishesh ingredients, but they've been ordered clumsily : just one mildly spooky moment, and lines that are fall-down-funny, belying what's meant to be a tense build-up. ... full review

Thumbs up by Joginder Tuteja, Indicine ...just about everything appears not just haphazard but even half baked. ... full review

So-So by Roshni Devi, koimoi ...Murder 3 is the official remake of the Colombian thriller, The Hidden Face. Arturo Infante and Hatem Khraiche’s story gets just about satisfactory justice in the pens of Mahesh Bhatt and Amit Masurkar ... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...A stale formula gets another Bhatt makeover... full review

Thumbs down by Shakti Shetty, MiD DAY ...The film is more of a love triangle than a hardcore thriller as it makes the original Spanish film look like a masterpiece. ... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Murder 3 is not just another Murder film, which promises a lot of skin-show. There's good content, thankfully!... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Murder 3 is the kind of movie that aims for mediocrity, because this is apparently what appeases a majority audience and what makes tickets sell. If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...The rest is mayhem that turns worse for the duo with each turn of the screw. ... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Murder 3 only draws the title from its predecessors and not the nail biting chill or edgy suspense. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...some badly-acted thrills... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...The story is good and so also its apt handling by director Vishesh, particularly as a debutant.... full review

Thumbs down by Roshmila Bhattacharya, Star Blockbuster ...Murder 3 proves that Emraan Hashmi was the ‘face’ and ‘soul’ of this franchise... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...The only murder in Murder 3 is that of its story and the patience of the audience.... full review

So-So by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...Sayeed Quadri’s lines backed by Pritam’s tunes lend him a few ounces to hold our attention.... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Randeep smoothly builds tension with his silent and mysterious performance. Aditi's deranged act and traumatic breakdown at betrayal is impressive.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, Times of India ...dead-sure entertaining!... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Bali, Upper Stall ...3 totally inept lead performances ... full review

So-So by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM ...Randeep Hooda as the wildlife/fashion photographer could have done much, much better with a different hairstyle... full review