Rockstar - External Reviews

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

Rockstar...underwhelming. Ranbir Kapoor portrays the pathos suffered in an epic, romantic tragedy. Unfortunately, that and of course Rahman's music are the only things that are epic about Rockstar. Other than that, it is an abrupt collage of images of awesomely shot rock shows and an attempt of a man and woman trying to find a place for their morals which the rest of the world finds misplaced. Underwhelming - is the word that keeps coming back to me ever since I left the theater.

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36 reviewers have given Rockstar an average rating of 2.8/5.0 (?)

13 yays
9 nays
14 so-so

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So-So A Nutshell Review ...The unassuming post interval sequences, non-crisp editing and screenplay are the drawbacks.... full review

Thumbs down by Anna M.M.Vetticad , annavetticadgoes2themovies ...Nargis is pretty, but her studied acting style required a firmer directorial hand. ... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...'Rockstar' is a beautiful melody gone wrong!... full review

So-So Best Of Bollywood ...If you love Rahman and Ranbir Kapoor, you can watch the film but not with much expectations.... full review

Thumbs up by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...Practically nothing in Rockstar is done the way its story synopsis would appear to demand, and this blithe abandonment of convention is what makes this love story sing. ... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...t rises above the level of entertainment and is like a smashing mirror on our face making us realize our own filthy self.... full review

Thumbs up by Rumnique Nannar, Bolly Spice ...The music and background by A.R Rahman is wonderful... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...The film suffers immensely due to a disorderly screenplay... full review

Thumbs up by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ...Mesmerizing and heart-touching, evokes similar sentiments as those of Jordan. ... full review

So-So by Charu A Mahesh, Buzz in Town ...Rockstar might not be the film of the year as we were expecting it to be, but it definitely deserves a watch only for Ranbir and Rahman!... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...Ranbir Kapoor proves himself to be the apt choice for the role. He carries the entire film on his shoulders.... full review

Thumbs down by Nandita Dutta, DearCinema ...Rockstar just fails to create the magic of a love story... full review

Thumbs down by Mansi , Everything Movies ...Ranbir rocks...Rockstar doesn't!... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, Film Impressions ...Rockstar is a boring, disappointing film, saved only by the rigour Ranbir Kapoor... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...RANBIR IS A ROCK STAR AND ROCKSTAR IS RANBIR... full review

So-So by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...The film’s strengths are AR Rahman’s music, Ranbir Kapoor’s performance and director Imtiaz Ali’s vision.... full review

Thumbs up Free Press Journal ...This is a film that scores highly on all counts.... full review

Thumbs up by Samrat Sharma, Fully Hyderabad ...Rockstar is a smart, well-crafted film... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Debut Nargis Fakhri is impressive.... full review

So-So by Mona , Gomolo.in ...ARR - bas ek 'Tum Ho'...... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...As for Rock genre lovers, the movie raises the bar and delivers a different side to it which I would term as a Starry Romance.... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...'Rockstar' deserves a watch... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai , india today ...Imtiaz Ali has discovered his baroque side and it is a terrible thing to behold. ... full review

So-So by Komal Nahta, koimoi ...Watch it for the great performance of Ranbir Kapoor.... full review

So-So by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...Imtiaz Ali’s rock star is just an embittered lover... full review

So-So by Visitant Tally, Mixed Bag ...The movie, nevertheless, has most of the elements to keep you hooked to the screen.... full review

Thumbs down Movie Talkies ...'Rockstar': Ranbir's Iconic Triumph, Imtiaz's Hit-And-Miss... full review

Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...With his role, Ranbir Kapoor firmly establishes himself as one of Hindi cinema's finest. Ever.... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Rockstar may not be one of the finest attempts but is definitely worth a watch for its pleasing first half and the ace performance of Ranbir Kapoor. ... full review

Thumbs up by Raja Sen, Rediff ...Rockstar is a simple, unspectacular tale, sometimes even predictable... full review

Thumbs down Roochster ...Rockstar is really disappointing as a movie even though Ranbir Kapoor's packed performance.... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...On the whole, Imtiaz Ali deserves a big applause, both for writing the script and brilliantly directing it. ... full review

Thumbs up StarBoxOffice ...Rockstar is a must-watch!... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...The vocals by Mohit Chauhan, the lyrics by Irshad Kamil and the music by AR Rahman are stuff classics are made of.... full review

Thumbs down by Reel Reptile , Upper Stall ...A minus point of the drama is that comic and light moments are few and far between.... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...‘Rockstar’ is soul-stirring journey ... full review