Robot - External Reviews

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?) - OR go to the theater, if you are going to watch it anyway
quick review:

Nope. Not for me. Sure, slaughter me here in the virtual world for admitting that I'm not even remotely associated with the Rajni-cult. But, I CANNOT understand what those who belong there would like about this film. It's the Robot being a robot. Rajnikanth was nowhere in sight. I'm talking to my hand, I know. Never mind. You go enjoy whatever does it for you.

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38 reviewers have given Robot an average rating of 4.6/5.0 (?)

33 yays
1 nays
4 so-so

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Thumbs up by Stefan S, A Nutshell Review ... Clocking in at 170 minutes, there were a few redundant scenes here that could have been done away as it didn't move the narrative forward, like the scene involving Chetti communicating with mosquitoes... full review

Thumbs up by Sanskriti Media, AOL INDIA ...The movie directed by Shankar has a gripping plot and ensures that you are on the edge of your seat at all time. ... full review

Thumbs up by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...Even if you don’t swear by the mega star’s demi-god status, you’ll still be sitting on the edge of your seat.... full review

So-So by Beth, Beth Loves Bollywood ...It's a long way from my favorite Rahman soundtrack, even though each song had interesting and creative elements, if not to my particular taste, and the songs looked really good.... full review

Thumbs up by Githa Vanan, Bolly Spice ...The penultimate 25 minute sequence depicted briefly in the trailers is a true testament to it. Visually captivating, the effort and money behind each scene is evident. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...this Robot is Superman + Spiderman + Terminator + Godzilla, all rolled into one... full review

Thumbs up by Mohammad Kotawala, BookmyShow ...Besides the breathtaking action and graphics, you have to watch it for brilliant performances. ... full review

So-So by Bollyfan, Cinemaa Online ...The icing on the cake was the spontaneous humor in the film.... full review

Thumbs up desi hits ...A.R. Rahman is a musical genius who created yet another great soundtrack.... full review

Thumbs up by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...The robot runs sideways on a train, talks to mosquitoes when he’s in ‘Mosquito mode’ [hilarious] and develops ‘feelings’.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...A perfectly sensible thought that seems lost on a film that has dubiously macho aspirations seeped in repulsive patriarchal values. ... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...We know that a person running faster than trains, making cars jump and fighting hundreds of people together can seem like a serious suspension of disbelief. But, that’s the idea and it’s fantastic... full review

Thumbs up filmi cafe ...Picking up the best technical talent across the globe that has worked on films such as Jurassic Park, I Robot and Avatar, Shankar has managed to deliver an Indian film that can stand on par technically with the best of Hollywood films in this genre.... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ... Robot slowly spirals into meaningless tripe, when Chitti turns bad goaded by the evil scientist Bohra... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham.com ...If one Rajnikanth is good for you, this has 100s of him at one point. ... full review

Thumbs up by Aakash Barvalia, Gomolo.in ...Plus the exotic location covered in the entire movie, especially in all the outdoor songs, are very attractive, beautiful and pleasant.... full review

Thumbs up by Mayank Shekhar, Hindustan Times ...Each crore spent over every minute of this movie shows, if you watch it for the spectacle alone... full review

Thumbs up by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...We know Rajni is the rational, thinking scientist, because he reads Freakonomics and Stephen Hawking... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...he almost creates a superhuman alter-ego in compelling contrast to the vulnerable scientist, like he did with the split-personality protagonist in Anniyan... full review

Thumbs up by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...The Tamil film-going audience would definitely not complain but the Hindi film-going public might find the track of the evil Chitti a bit too long and a little boring too.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma , Live Mint ...His agility and the joy he exudes immersing himself in his trademark gimmicks are, to say the least, entertaining. ... full review

Thumbs up by Aditya Morarka, MH-31 Fun Unlimited ...The movie starts with the flashing words “SUPERSTAR RAJNI” and after the movie I was wondering that it should be changed to “GOD RAJNI”.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Shankar packs the film with all kinds of gags as well, as the robot has this entire dialogue with a mosquito... full review

Thumbs up by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...A R Rahman’s music is singularly unmemorable. ... full review

Thumbs up by Satyen K. Bordoloi, Now Running.com ...The allegedly 'poorer' cousin of Bollywood, the south Indian film industry, has been growing leaps and bounds in the special effects department.... full review

Thumbs up by Viju, Passion for Cinema ...The other hero of the movie is cameraman Ratnavelu. In capturing the wonderful locales of Machu Pichu in Kilimanjaro and in the locales that come in ‘Kadhal Anukkal’ song, he’s done a really stunning job.... full review

Thumbs up by Sethumadhavan, Passion for Cinema ...Santhanam and Karunas do not really add any value and their attempts at comedy fall flat.... full review

Thumbs up by Krishnakumar Padmanabhan, Rediff ...they may not be Avatar good, but they will definitely hold their own when compared with regular Hollywood action movies.... full review

Thumbs up by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...critic-proof film... full review

Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Seeds and Deeds ... The dialogues (Hindi) have been done well and they manage to keep the comic element alive, wherever necessary... full review

So-So by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...The love interest, for example, conveniently beautiful, air-headed, and in constant need of rescue, can’t even sit for an exam without his help. She also exclaims “cheee” every time the word sex is mentioned in any context. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...As far as the performances are concerned, Aishwarya plays her reel character brilliantly . Her chemistry with Rajni is well known. ... full review

Thumbs up by Jayadev Calamur, StarBoxOffice ...Rahman’s score is impressive, but he’s known to do better than that. The Hindi lyrics in some of the songs are funny. ... full review

Thumbs up by K K Rai, STARDUST ...Rajnikanth pairing with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (remember Rajni is in his sixties) does not look odd and they carry off romantic sequences very well in the film. ... full review

Thumbs up The Friday Freak ...Another aspect that irritates you is the typical insinuation that artificial technology gets everything done by speed.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...an unadulterated tribute to the charisma of Indian cinema's ageless superstar, Rajnikanth.... full review

Thumbs up by Spicezee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...for once, his conception as a robot gives Rajni the logic, to lack logic. ... full review