Shootout At Wadala - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?)
quick review:

A gang-war is a gang-war is a gang-war. If there was anything else it was too loud to register.

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35 reviewers have given Shootout At Wadala an average rating of 2.1/5.0 (?)

7 yays
13 nays
15 so-so

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So-So by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...To be fair though, the song and its lewdness do have a context – realistically speaking, would the real Manya and his favoured prostitutes have bothered with aesthetics? Unlikely.... full review

So-So by Nikhil Kumar, Apun Ka Choice ...it certainly is worth giving a shot if you fancy John Abraham’s transformation into a rugged, beefy gangster and Sanjay Gupta’s brand of stylized action. ... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...There’s something odd about gangsters with a six pack. How do they maintain it if they’re on the run from the police? ... ... It’s impossible not to have these thoughts seeing John Abraham play Manya Surve in Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout at Wadala, which is set in the late 1970s and the early 1980s, a time when a gym meant a skipping rope and a set of barbells... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...Becomes bearable just because of John Abraham and Anil Kapoor. ... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Gupta is known for extracting inspiring performances! Leading the pack is, without doubt, John Abraham, who makes the character of Manya Surve come alive on screen. ... full review

Thumbs up by Dhiren Trivedi, Bollywood Life ...A paisa-vasool entertainer!... full review

So-So by Shadab Hasnain, BookmyShow ...This is not to say that the film did not have its share of brilliance, ceratinly there are few scnese which are quite admirable.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...Shootout at Wadala will work wonders for John Abraham. He easily eclipses better actors than himself, by his magnetic presence. Even if he doesn’t win acting awards, his work in this film, will take his career to a higher plane.... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar, Daily Bhaskar ...All of this could still make sense to me if I cared enough or at all for the main character Manya on whom the whole movie is based. But why should anyone bother? These characters are all hit-men who love to “play with items” and even “rape if the item is good”.... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...Gratifyingly, Sanjay Gupta doesn’t glorify Manya Surve. He is presented as someone whose life spiralled out of control, more of a doomed figure than a wonder hero. ... full review

So-So by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Then there is the male chauvinism. Dabanggs and other potboilers have all had item songs, which objectify women and show men as lustful predators; here it’s overdone to the point where it just doesn’t bode well for anyone... full review

So-So by Manu Agarwal, Desi Martini ...Glammed up and stripped down ... full review

Thumbs up by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Wadala works because it shamelessly epitomizes its genre and has no qualms about being what it is - an over the top action drama. ... full review

So-So by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare ...The film is touted as a John Abraham actioner but it’s Anil Kapoor who aces up as the surprise hero... full review

Thumbs down by Deepanjana Pal, FirstPost ...mostly mindless and occasionally fun... full review

Thumbs down Free Press Journal ...Sunny Leone, Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Chowdhry make the item songs delectable while Kangna looks pretty reprising an act similar to the one in ‘Gangster.’ ... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The bloodshed leaves you cold... full review

So-So by Swati Deogire, In.com ...Even with a booty-licious performance by Sunny Leone, ‘Shootout At Wadala’ disappoints more than it entertains. We recommend that you wait for the TV premiere.... full review

So-So by Vivek, India Entertainment ...What definitely takes away from the film, are the whole justification scenes, whether it is about religion, beliefs and also characterization.... full review

So-So by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Anil Kapoor's top cop is a delight to watch, scoring with sheer screen presence. Manoj Bajpai's role bearing shades of Dawood Ibrahim's brother is a prime attraction. Sonu Sood continues evolving with each new role.... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...The weak link in the film is the lead. John Abraham flaunts the most impressive musculature amongst the current crop of Bollywood heroes (he has his own shirtless moment with each gleaming well defined pack visible from a distance), but not the acting chops... full review

So-So by Zayden, Indicine ...If you keep your expectations in check and wish to be entertained, then you will be entertained... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Manoj Bajpai and Sonu Sood bloom through their characters competently. Tusshar Kapoor plays his stint praiseworthily... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ...A gangster movie marred by bad writing and insipid dialogues... full review

So-So by Shakti Shetty, MiD DAY ...If it weren’t for the anti-hero’s early innocence, this tale could have been easily written off. So, yes, it has something new to offer and something to whistle for but as usual, it should have been far better than it turned out. ... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...If you like your films with larger than life characters, slick action and the kind of dialogues that makes the front row whistle with wicked gusto, SAW is definitely your cup of tea.... full review

So-So by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...t's just like an extension of blown out version of all the Mumbai gangster films we have seen in recent past.... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...Sanjay Gupta's trademark overuse of DI and wide lenses frames scenes that make a mockery of the idea of an honest biopic... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...The dialogues are hard-hitting in parts, but occasionally go overboard with the cuss words. Expletives have really lost their ability to shock – in Shootout at Wadala they raise a few laughs. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ... lacks innovation and courtesy the long run time and jarring songs ends up disappointing the audience. ... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...What you also think is how the censor board could also pass such abrasive and unabashed usage of expletives that only appear highly forced while coming out of actors’ mouth.... full review

Thumbs down by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...By no means is this an accurate account of events or can be taken seriously as a piece of docu drama. Shootout at Wadala is pulpy, kitschy, Bollywood masala that makes no bones about its intentions: To titillate. If that’s your idea of entertainment, go for it.... full review

Thumbs up by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...SAW ultimately belongs to Gupta, who stays true to the genre and makes a welcome return to the credible lot of Bollywood directors. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mr Care, Upper Stall ...Long winded with not much to say, the film leaves you with a few new curses of your own thrown right back at the makers. ... full review

Thumbs up by Ananya Bhattacharya, ZEENEWS.COM ...Let go of all your snobbish inhibitions. Go watch ‘Shootout At Wadala’ at a single screen theatre this weekend… you won’t be disappointed.... full review