Rocky Handsome - External Reviews

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

Action choreographers do their job best. The rest couldn't be bothered.



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33 reviewers have given Rocky Handsome an average rating of 1.3/5.0 (?)

4 yays
20 nays
9 so-so

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Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice ...Child actor Diya Chalwad’s sunshine-girl act is over-done... full review

Thumbs up Bollywood Hungama ...Despite the film having a simple plot, it has been garnished with engrossing drama and action stunningly. ... full review

Thumbs up by Mehak Khurana, Desi Martini ...Shruti Haasan in her brief role is impressive and the anti-heroes have done a pretty decent job! ... full review

Thumbs up by Atka Ahmad Farooqui, India Entertainment ...Shanker Raman’s breathtaking cinematography is a highlight of the film and as usual police is a mute spectator while the killing machine John takes away all the fun.... full review

So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...In the role of his brother is an actor desperately trying to blend menace with eccentricity and falling flat in the attempt. ... full review

So-So Deccan Chronicle ...Shruti Haasan has a special appearance in the film but looks like it was only during the editing of the film that the makers realized that her role has nothing to offer.... full review

So-So by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini ...Handsome he is. But that's about it.... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, DNA ...meant for hard-core action fans... full review

So-So by Zehra Abbas, ...Rocky Handsome certainly scores high on atmosphere and feel, thanks to the work of cinematographer Shanker Raman. ... full review

So-So by Shubha Saha-Shetty, MiD DAY ...More duels between Rocky and Atilla would have been a treat to watch. ... full review

So-So by Jaidve Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Only for John Abraham loyalists... full review

So-So by Renuka Vyavahare, Times of India ...Nishikant's decision to play the mafia ganglord Kevin Pereira doesn't help the film either. ... full review

So-So by Raghav Jaitly, ZEENEWS.COM ...Director Nishikant Kamat was not at all a bad choice for the antagonist and he decently takes his character forward as per demand of the script... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...A thoroughly underwhelming remake ... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...ROCKY HANDSOME has neither anything like ROCKY nor its HANDSOME enough to be given a chance spending your hard earned money and time. ... full review

Thumbs down by Tushar Joshi, Bollywood Life ...Despite an earnest performance by John Abraham, the action flick FAILS to hold our interest!... full review

Thumbs down by Krish Sripada, Desi Martini ...Drab, pretentious attempt at an action thriller!... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...In his attempt to leave plenty of room for a sequel, Kamat allows the back story about Kabir’s wife’s murder as a mystery to be solved at a later date.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, as imaginative and as naive as RGV KI AAG... full review

Thumbs down by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times ...Shanker Raman’s breathtaking cinematography or Sharad Kelkar’s supporting hands are not expected to rescue an average film... full review

Thumbs down by Suprateek Chatterjee, Huffington Post ...Brawn Abraham is hardly known for his acting chops, but this may be a new low.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...John Abraham performs these portions convincingly. He’s in beast mode for the bulk of the film, and there’s a strange thrill in watching him dispatch the bad guys systematically.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...But really who cares about such specifics in a film which is determined to plumb all depths when it comes to grisly violence ... full review

Thumbs down by Abhijit Badgujar, koimoi ...It would be a sin not to mention the 8 yr old girl Baby Diya Chalwad. She is the soul of the movie who runs the show.... full review

Thumbs down by Lata Jha, Live Mint ...look stylish but lacks emotional heft... full review

Thumbs down by Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror ...Handsome spends the rest of the film getting his wardrobe of black suits soiled, as he slashes and slays one gangster after another in search of Naomi. ... full review

Thumbs down by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...This 'nowhere man' seems intent on a slow, unsteady walk back to where he has come from. Nowhere. That pretty much sums up the film.... full review

Thumbs down by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...It takes concrete storytelling not style to camouflage John Abraham's limitations.... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...Kamat’s ability to turn a good original film into a credible remake was suspect even in his last film “Drishyam”, but “Rocky Handsome” is solid proof that Bollywood can ruin even the most straightforward of remakes... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Rocky Handsome doesn’t work neither as an emotional drama nor an action flick.... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu ...However this isn’t the winsome, uber cute, tug at your heartstrings, Bajrangi Bhaijaan kind of bonding. The friendship with the little girl doesn’t quite strike a chord. ... full review

Thumbs down by Pratim D Gupta, The Telegraph ...Jazbaa last year and now this, the Korean roots in Bollywood seem to be running low on (kim)chi.... full review

Thumbs down by Rummana, yahoo! India ...By Bollywood standards it’s not really a long film but the bloodbath seems to stretch on forever.... full review