Prince - External Reviews

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quick review:

The question shouldn't be, "Is it good or not?" it should be, "How bad is it?" Action we saw in yesteryears, dialogue we have been listening to from earlier than that. The lameness of a story and its execution, of course, has been taken to a new level.

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36 reviewers have given Prince an average rating of 1.2/5.0 (?)

4 yays
23 nays
9 so-so

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So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...The action scenes are made believable with the help of good VFX.... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...There’s more fun to be had when you learn that Prince’s memory has actually been stolen and stored on a chip in a coin ... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...What has happened to this once-promising actor? This is a film where the megalomaniac villain has a metal hand, for crying out loud, and seeks to modify the world’s memory through a computer chip. ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...As the movie started, it gave me the feeling that it’s sure going to be another example of all gloss and no content. And the same was proved in its later reels... full review

So-So by Amrita Tanna, Bolly Spice ...Although the first look draws the audience in, unfortunately the action sequences and expensive effects simply do not cut it.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...One of the advantages of having a GenNext director is, he's ready to take risks, ready to tread the untrodden path, ready to go where no one has been before. But there's a disadvantage too: Visuals and technique take precedence, while story takes a backseat... full review

Thumbs down by Raashi Malhotra, BookmyShow ...The stunts are far from slick and the plot is plain confused. There is no flow and the ‘twists’ seem to be thrown in randomly, just like the songs.... full review

Thumbs down by The Narcissist, Cinemaa Online ...There are solid heist thrillers and then there’s Prince. Erstwhile classics like Ronin, Italian Job etc. should be ready to move over, for Prince has arrived.... full review

Thumbs down by Max DaVinci, Dappan Koothu ...No matter how mind blowing the narrative is, the name Kookie Gulati must definitely set your spidey senses into a tizz. That is however not the case if your name is Vivek Oberoi because you’ve already lost your mojo to a buck-hunterlost your mojo to a buck-hunter in public... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...Prince is a brave attempt to bring the likes of not just Spiderman, Superman and Batman, but also Newton, Einstein and C V Raman to the theatres to the average Indian person.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D' Souza, Glamsham.com ...Such a fine actor reduced to now doing acrobats!... full review

Thumbs down by Saurin, Gomolo.in ...Sadly, Oberoi has drooping shoulders and Prince will drop down and vanish without a trace. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...The makers could’ve handed over part of that cheque to John Woo as well, the director of Paycheck (2003). The supple inspirations are obvious... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...There's an assembly line of villains including one with a mechanical arm, another wearing enough gold chains to give Bappi Lahiri a complex, and finally a heavily-tattooed femme fatale in S&M gear. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com ...Most of the film is good enough that way - dumb, but not boring. But does it have to be so witless, so stupid, so openly contemptuous of the very audience it's supposed to be pandering to? Not by a long shot.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The best part of the film is the spectacular outdoors that we get to see when Prince is diving off roofs, and dropping off steep heights.... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Prince is marred with perfunctory performances, standard stunt sequences (Allan Amin), repetitive cinematography shots (Vishnu Rao) and corny dialogues (Mayur Puri). ... full review

So-So Indicine ...Director Kookie Gulati has successfully ensured each scene looks grand, atleast the 40 odd crores don’t seem wasted. ... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, MiD DAY ...There are enough gadgets, gizmos, car chases and high altitude drops to keep the tempo going. Apart from the action sequences, it's the special effects that work in the film's favour.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...after the first hour, he finds it tough to keep viewer interest alive.q... full review

Thumbs down by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...Vivek Oberoi is sharp in his role, Nandana Sen looks hot but Prince stays well short of being a king, despite the fancy gadgets involved.... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...three leading ladies, all of whom are equally uninspiring. Though I should make a special mention here of Nandana Sen wearing tattoos, thick eyeliner and very obvious push-up bras. ... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...masala pot-boiler that defines nothing with too many cinematic liberties, cliched scenes and silly dialogues... ... full review

Thumbs down by Gaurang, Passion for Cinema ...My one track mind wondered why Prince’s night romps with the chicks couldn’t be seen. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...I’m extremely happy to say that just like Tips’ last super-hit action thriller Race (2008), Prince also has a lot to offer , thus making this an intelligent, well-packaged movie.... full review

Thumbs down by GreatBong, Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind ...the final blows are given by Vivek or is it Vivi-eeeek Oberoi’s holding-his-head-and-careening-to-and-fro attempts to act, which makes even Sanjay “Aati Naheen” Kapoor as the cop look understated and measured.... full review

Thumbs up by Sampurn, real bollywoood ...Slickly shot, this debut directorial venture of Kookie Gulati has been made on par with many popular International action thrillers. ... full review

Thumbs down by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...The action director is Allan Amin who is considered to be one of the best. But the fight scenes are repetitive. Something one has seen in some film or the other over the last decade.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...he's often led than leading, and the filmmakers seem to want to experiment with the concept of the unshakable action hero. Sadly, even the vulnerability doesn't come through, and you don't empathize with the character and his conflict. ... full review

Thumbs down by Janhvi Patel, StarBoxOffice ...I stepped out for a few minutes in the second half and hadn’t missed anything much by the time I returned. ... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...it is through Vivek’s character that the film is able to give itself a Hollywood look from the very start.... full review

So-So by The Friday Freak, The Friday Freak ...the chase sequences are very good and future Bollywood filmmakers should take a lesson from this movie about what is possible, even by Bollywood.... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Too many questions taking their toll on the chip packet in your hands. It ain't crunchy anymore, unless you are strictly an action buff who can rest content with Vivek Oberoi repeatedly yelling, ``It's showtime!" before kicking ass, time and again. ... full review

Thumbs down by FlyingRodent, Upper Stall ...$: It has a very convoluted, confusing, meandering and pointless plot. Did anyone even try to put together a screenplay before filming???... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...Kookie Gulati’s vision for the magnificent and the opulent is quite visible and the high action sequences offer a rare visual treat. ... full review