Players - External Reviews

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

A bunch of non-actors pull off heists in the remake of The Italian Job. And there are new twists of course! It's an Abbas-Mustan film after all! And yet it is not as bad as the promos look.

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41 reviewers have given Players an average rating of 0.9/5.0 (?)

2 yays
28 nays
11 so-so

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So-So by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ...Those involving Bipasha Basu worked since the actress is known for being sultry although one can tell of her losing some weight and curves, while Sonam Kapoor seemed to have bulked up a little (for the better rather than being painfully pencil thin) but for her dances to be a little bit awkward when she was supposed to be sensual.... full review

Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...I wish it hadn’t lazily glossed over the intricacies of the plots hatched by Charlie Mascarenhas (Abhishek Bachchan) and his troopers. I wish the directors had dumped Pritam’s tuneless songs. I wish some of the acting and dialogues had been better. But the truth is that despite all this, the pace of Players is such that I enjoyed it. ... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...a bunch of non-actors, the esteemed coterie of Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol and Sikander Kher competing among themselves to see who hams less and fluffs least... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Bobby Deol, Omi Vaidya & Sikander Kher do not contribute anything significant in the film and are simply wasted... full review

Thumbs down by Shalu Dhyani, Bolly Spice ...Players is a good opportunity gone waste.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Pritam's music is, to put it bluntly, a minus point. ... full review

Thumbs down by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...If you have not seen the Italian Job and you loved ‘Race’, then you might just be able to enjoy this.... full review

Thumbs down by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...everything about the movie looked good and shouted attitude and oomph.... full review

Thumbs down by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...the only 2 stars who shine in this film are old warhorse Johnny Lever & Omi Vaidya. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...Players has some of the worst dialogues written in recent cinematic history, coupled with the most wooden cast ever.... full review

So-So by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...Should you watch it? - Yes (in the theatre with a bunch of friends) Why? Like I mentioned above Players is a bad film that entertains. ... full review

Thumbs down by Yusuf Poonawala, Desi Martini ...Besides a poor script and dialogue by Rohit Jugraj and Sudip Sharma, their screenplay is the deal breaker. Everything happens for the sake of convenience and too easily. ... full review

Thumbs down by Ankur Pathak, Desi Martini ...Players another heist-soup from the now-foreseeable style of director-brothers Abbas-Mustan has such an incompetent narrative, the actors in the motion picture react with an unintentionally true expression: Being Clueless. ... full review

Thumbs down by Smita, Desi Martini ...I have not seen that one but can bet my last plunging Rupee that it does not have thieves who give an excuse of setting up an orphanage to rob huge amounts of gold. It is this obstinacy of so many mainstream film makers to stick so closely to the formula that it makes a travesty of even the best plot. A crime thriller based on a moralistic premise is doomed from the start.... full review

Thumbs down by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...This is B-movie paradise... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...All talk, lots of action, no fun.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...Omi Vaidya the miscast Punjabi make-up artist... full review

So-So by Nupur Barua, fullhyd.com ...The anorexic Sonam Kapoor in revealing clothes and Gothic make-up cannot dance, period. The less said about her insipid role, the better. She is too "Aisha" to be an intellectual hacker. ... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...PLAYERS is a slick treat of high adrenaline action scenes that rates up there with the best in Bollywood.... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...Abhishek Bachchan has done plenty of films with conning / robbery as its main theme and out here he manages to do a decent job, though the charm of his last film ‘Dum Maro Dum’ is missing.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ......Which is good to know. But you still don’t get the point. Well, hold on then, the banalities have merely begun; you’ll stop questioning soon...... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...The only different thing that catches the attention, sometimes charmingly, mostly embarrassingly is Sonam Kapoor’s experimental grunge look that the lady chose with little care but carries off with flair.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ... What is Bobby Deol doing in the movie? No time for such existential questions. I was too distracted by Sonam Kapoor's wandering eye makeup and changeable hair.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...Even if you haven’t seen the other two films, 'Players’ comes off as a dismal first for Abbas-Mustan, with a flat script, flatter action scenes, and the flattest bunch of actors, all milling about in one film. ... full review

Thumbs down by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Abhishek Bachchan and Bobby Deol, especially, seem to be under the mistaken belief that uttering dialogues in a very sober and serious way, with absolutely no smile or emotion on the face, is akin to good acting. But it only makes them look limited as actors.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deol and Kher are studies in stunted, contrived performances.... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Bipasha looks sizzling hot, while Sonam fails to impress.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...The bad plot points in the film are only accentuated by the even more terrible acting.... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Good films are about bringing new ideas to viewers, and Players is antithetical in this respect. In the remake, the writers substitute what little logic was there to begin with, with songs and add deliberate cheesiness to make the film more accessible for the masses... full review

So-So by Stutee Ghosh, Planet Bollywood ...While the actors, dialogue writers, editors and director duo draw flack for their horrid job, the cinematography and the manner in which the Russian landscape has been depicted and a couple of action sequences (although few and far between) hold us to the movie.... full review

Thumbs down Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind ...Indeed. What a feast. Full of cheese.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...The keywords of this plot are simple: grand-scale gold robbery, fellowship of a highly-skilled team, successful execution, traitor in the gang, payback and a Mini Cooper-packed climax. ... full review

So-So by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...It’s all one-note, except for Neil Nitin Mukesh who is marginally better than the others. ... full review

So-So by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ...Painfully long but entertaining... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The Players race to the job... full review

So-So by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Bobby Deol, who plays the part of a magician and helps the players with his illusionist techniques in the heist, has largely been sidelined in the flick. He hardly gets any scope to showcase his histrionic ability.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...Abeyaar, what is it to you? Ok, fine, we bought the rights, happy? But for the money we paid, we will remake both Italian Jobs in the same movie even if we just paid for one and set it everywhere but Italy. We will do unmentionable things to it right in front of your eyes and you can't complain we stole a film. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Your Bollywood ventures end up like cold cuts - stylishly done - are so different from piping hot goulash. ... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...- Bipasha Basu shows considerably more talent when she acts from the face down. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, yahoo! India ...Game Over... full review

So-So by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Omi Vaidya is frustrating sometimes with his ‘3 Idiots’ accent... full review