Raaz 3 - External Reviews

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A few, predictable, spooky scenes apart, there is nothing new about Vikram Bhatt's latest horror flick, Raaz 3. It's the same old unintentional comedy found in a lazily made horror film.

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40 reviewers have given Raaz 3 an average rating of 1.4/5.0 (?)

5 yays
23 nays
12 so-so

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So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...I wish, however, that Vikram Bhatt had not resorted to so many clichés and stereotypes in his film. ... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...Kudos to Bipasha Basu for giving herself fully to this role like a possessed woman. Her character breathes malice for her rival.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Manish Chaudhari as the Evil Spirit doesn’t get much scope but he still excels in his few scenes.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Cinematography [Pravin Bhatt] is top notch and forms one of the high points of this enterprise. ... full review

Thumbs down by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ... Vikram Bhatt is going through that phase which Ram Gopal Varma was seen in, a few years back. Making one horror film after another which is as light as air, has no matter at all. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar ...If only comedies could produce the kind of laughs this horror of horrors often does... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohammed, Deccan Chronicle ...Magazines, which present film trophies annually, should rejoice though…because all stars pretend that they don’t care a flying fig for awards. Be that as it may, if the Bhatts and writer Shagufta Rafique are to be believed, losing out an award is serious business. ... full review

So-So by Smita, Desi Martini ...Scary in parts but not enough to give you a sleepless night... full review

So-So by Kshitij, Desi Martini ...Passable as a decent 3-D watch... full review

Thumbs down by Ameetbhuvan, Desi Martini ...This one is so bad , it aint funny anymore... full review

So-So by Shabana Ansari, DNA ...And a few things — Bipasha’s crazed act, Emraan’s understated histrionics and Esha’s vulnerability — work in the film’s favour. ... full review

So-So by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...Emraan gets to kiss both the girls for long amounts of time, say “chu****pa” at one point, and fight off a creepy-looking monster in the film's climax. In other words, his fans should be sufficiently pleased. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta make a lovely couple traumatised by horrors in the film. Esha especially does more than a capable job.... full review

Thumbs down by Trisha Gupta, FirstPost ... the bare bones of the plot are left to rattle around in a film badly bloated by depressingly predictable characters and truly terrible dialogue. ... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...If you are looking for mystery and chills then you are going to be sorely disappointed.... full review

Thumbs down by Kritika Deval, fullhyd.com ...The few things that make the movie watchable are the performances as the movie progresses, and a couple of truly unnerving moments... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...The story has no depth.... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...Vikram Bhatt has been improving with every film of his, especially in the 3D part. Out here it’s his 3D part and his main forte Horror genre he excels out. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times ...more likely to scare you away than scare you. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The first half of 'Raaz 3' has a few inspired bits, particularly Bipasha's chilling encounter with the spirit who empowers her to carry out her sabotage, and Emraan's moral dilemma over participating in Bipasha's conspiracy to destroy an innocent rival... full review

Thumbs down by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...As long as Raaz 3 sticks to Sanjana’s nightmares, it remains a terrifying and even traumatic experience. Some of the episodes are grisly and some psychologically impactful. Beyond that (and even within that) an immature treatment renders it all useless.... full review

Thumbs down by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Esha reveals a few raw edges. Emraan looks bored.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...the little bit of frisson that the film managed to garner vanishes, maybe in that self-same place.... full review

So-So Indicine ...Raaz 3 is one of the better films to come out of the Bhatt camp in recent times.... full review

Thumbs down by Roshni Devi, koimoi ...Raaz 3 is supposed to be a God vs. Bipasha Basu. Or something of that sorts. To be honest, it wasn’t a fair fight to begin with.... full review

Thumbs down by Janhavi Samant, MiD DAY ...Bipasha ends up just as an overdose of cleavage and legs, without enough flesh to the character.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ... post interval, the movie-goer is bound to lose interest as the plots drags on without much intention of speeding up.... full review

Thumbs up by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...The basic plot of the movie is nicely chosen to arouse an interest among the moviegoers, and thankfully the makers had also effectively presented it in an impressive manner.... full review

Thumbs down by IANS, MSN Entertainment ...Here Satan in a soggy suit is played Manish Chaudhary who tries to make sense of the mumbo jumbo. It must have taken a demoniacal degree of self-control for the actor not to giggle when his characters challenges Shanaya... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...once again he makes a lengthy horror film testing audiences' patience no end.... full review

Thumbs down by Preeti Arora, Rediff ...There is a serious dearth of anything creative, genuine or even mildly engaging in Raaz 3.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Bipasha Basu tries a bit too hard to act crazy, but it’s nonetheless effective... full review

So-So by Ruchi Mehta, Roochster ... Emraan Hashmi as the hero was good.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...The music doesn't meet the usual high expectations from the Bhatts. However, 'Rafta Rafta' and 'Deewana Kar Raha Hain' will be remembered by the audience even outside the theater. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia chopra, Star Blockbuster ...Another thing that dampens the finale is the convenient wrappingup of the story and a hypermoralistic message.... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ... Esha Gupta compared to her debut film shows improvement but still has a long way to go.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...the leading ladies flaunt lingerie as if the film is one huge ad for Victoria’s Secret.... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...The music, however, is disappointing for a Bhatt film, with songs used as patches between insignificant scenes.... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...The real heroes are the dialogue writers, who do gives us moments of unintentional hilarity especially when Hashmi looks at a childhood photo of Gupta's... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...Songs like ‘Rafta Rafta’ and ‘Deewana Kar Raha Hain’ will be hummed, sung and whistled by many people and for a long time to come. Bipasha in the title track is hot enough to fire your brains out. ... full review