Partner - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

David Dhawan comedies are beyond me. At first, it felt good to get away from the daily drudgery that life is and submit myself to the histrionics. But, a few very good laughs in exchange for an arbitrary bunch of stories thrown around a Hollywood chick-flick are not good enough. It is difficult to retain interest when you can mouth out the punch line for more than half the jokes. And even more difficult when the attempts at wise-cracks stop too.

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27 reviewers have given Partner an average rating of 3.1/5.0 (?)

16 yays
9 nays
2 so-so

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Thumbs down by Amodini, Amodini's Movie Reviews ...even for the master of the absurd, the illogical, the non-sensical this one is a new low.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...The ladies don’t have much to do in this film.... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The funniest bits are those that reflect the kind of rambling, free-association madness this director is so good at (and these portions have nothing to do with Hitch)... full review

So-So Bollyvista.com ...Salman Khan performs like he is expected to... like a star!... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...The camerawork, cinematography and editing all come together to make one helluva film that holds your attention.... full review

Thumbs down by Angel Rani, Deccan Herald ...Govinda is his high-decible self... full review

Thumbs up by Oz, Desi Train ...I laughed, I cried out laughing, because what Hitch failed to deliver, Partner was spot on - the amazing comedy and the fantastic chemistry between Govinda and Salman Khan... full review

Thumbs down by Naomi Datta, DNA ...This is a disjointed, sluggish effort with unnecessary tracks... full review

Thumbs up by Indu Mirani, DNA ...if only he could let go of his toilet humour.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...t’s not exactly a no-brainer as the script runs through the film holding the scenes together... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times ...Sajid-Wajid’s music is bouncy, cinematography is of falooda colours, the ladies are decorative lamps... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...But truth is the director's been slipping up lately...Look at some of his most successful films - Coolie No 1, Hero No 1, Judwaa - even if they were madcap movies, each had a very distinct plot and the actors performed within the framework of the plot.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...it's not for certain critics [looking for art cinema in a masala entertainer] whose star ratings are a much bigger joke than the one David Dhawan pulls off with élan... full review

Thumbs up by Gautam Buragohain, indiatimes ...He has used his tried and tested formula from his past movies...we are more than willing to interrupt our disbelief and defy the logic... full review

Thumbs down by Kaushik Chatterji, J.A.M ...To say that the soundtrack was annoying would be the understatement of the year... full review

Thumbs up by Vaibhav Wankhede, M TV ...Govinda with his legendary comic timing is back in terrific form, reminding you of his good ol' RAJA BABU days... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...What really makes this film work is the onscreen chemistry between Salman and Govinda... full review

Thumbs down by Sunil Chaudhary, MovieWalah ...I walked out during the intermission...third time in my life that I've done that.... full review

Thumbs up by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...Lara Dutta paired opposite Salman Khan is confident and dazzling.... full review

Thumbs up by Patro, Now Running.com ...The way the movie has been adapted to the Indian context is remarkable.... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...The actresses are surprisingly spirited and upfront.... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...Katrina shows her dentist’s efforts in showering a bunch of smiles spread all over the film. Nevertheless, she is gorgeous as always.... full review

Thumbs up by Syed Firdaus Ashraf, Rediff ...The one-liners are hilarious, and very original.... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Shukla, SmasHits.com ...it takes a lot of guts to make two people of such a stature bring under one roof and treat both of them as the first lead of the film... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... Partner tries to find humour in silly rhymes, lowbrow gay gigs and unnecessary songs and jigs... full review

Thumbs up by Saakshi Juneja, To Each Its Own ...You will be outrageously entertained ONLY if you worship masala films.... full review

Thumbs down Upper Stall ...at least the film should entertain and have a style of its own and flow along smoothly taking you with the ride... full review