Tezz - External Reviews

wogma rating: Switch channels if it's on cable (?)
quick review:

A must miss. Sloppy visual effects, lamest lines of all, a bizarre plot which wishes that I empathize with an anti-hero who threatens to blast trains don't make a couple of good chase sequences worth it. And you meet some of the most unplanned terrorists on the way.

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31 reviewers have given Tezz an average rating of 1.1/5.0 (?)

4 yays
21 nays
6 so-so

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Thumbs down Apun Ka Choice ...It troughs when the film meanders into unnecessary melodrama, trying to provide an emotive thread to the plot. The climax, too, is a bit outstretched and even leaves a room for the sequel.... full review

Thumbs down by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...The plot of TEZZ has no novelty and neither has its execution which looked quite promising in its promos.... full review

Thumbs up by Anjum Shabbir, Bolly Spice ...Tezz is nothing new for western audiences, who will have seen a raft of similar films from Hollywood, but from a Bollywood perspective this will come as fresh and thrilling.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...TEZZ is a good looking thriller filmed with expertise. Loaded with an ingenious premise, thrilling moments and action, Priyadarshan has curved it into a tremendously well-executed motion picture.... full review

So-So by Malvika Rao, BookmyShow ...if you’re in for the action and style, you might find this fun and enjoyable. But don’t bother looking for a story or any kind of logic in the film. ... full review

So-So Buzz in Town ...Not quite edge-of-the-seat, the thrills in Tezz are engaging enough to keep us watching.... full review

So-So Daily Bhaskar ...Fascinating first half, power-packed performances, classy cinematography and VFX, hard-hitting dialogues, direction are strong points. Weak storyline, music, editing are the drawbacks.... full review

Thumbs down by Blessy Chettiar, DNA ...May be Priyadarshan should stick to mindless comedies, so we can be sure we’re in safe territory. You won’t be missing much if you skipped Tezz.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...you could pass your time in Tezz playing 'spot the reference'. I found specific elements from the following Hollywood films -- Speed, Unstoppable, Fugitive, Breaking And Entering, and a host of others from which stray plot points.... full review

Thumbs down by Samrat Sharma, Fully Hyderabad ...This is one boring film. Not that you'd get any sleep in the theater, oh no. Tezz is louder than your local religious festival gone crazy, and the camera is schizophrenic enough that blinking means missing at least 2 scenes.... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham Editorial, Glamsham.com ...It's breezy and Tezz, as the name suggests. Priyadarshan, best known for comedies, gets his cast off the blocks in a jiffy, and there's action right from the word go.... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, Gomolo.in ...While watching the film you will be confused whether you are watching a action film or a dramatic film or a potboiler, but I guess towards the end the audience might not even bother to find out as most of them might be busy taking their nap and that too with Tezzzz…... full review

Thumbs down by Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times ...Tezz is an unapologetic, unacknowledged copy of the 1975 Japanese film The Bullet Train. Director Priyadarshan and writer Robin Bhatt liberally lift the plot and entire sequences from the film.... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...From leather jackets and trench coats to dark glasses and monkey caps…if only half the budget spent on the trendy wardrobe of the actors in this film had been utilized to hammer out a more sensible script, perhaps Tezz might have been a less stupid film.... full review

So-So by Vivek, India Entertainment ...The film is snappy and doesn’t rely a lot on dialogues, which is a good thing because whenever it does, it becomes a tedious, loud and self-important imitation.... full review

Thumbs down india today ...a film that is surprisingly slow for a film called Tezz Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/tezz-movie-review/1/186306.html... full review

Thumbs down by Mrigank Dhaniwala, koimoi ...Watch if you want to see an Indian copy of many Hollywood train-bombing films.... full review

Thumbs down by Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint ...Like most films featuring sundry foreign actors, Tezz also showcases a range of hammy performers with accents that vary from British to American.... full review

Thumbs down by Shaheen Parkar, MiD DAY ...For a thriller that created more buzz for an item number than for its action, you know what to expect.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...though the chase sequences are capable enough to keep viewers on the edge of their seats, the effect of the thrilling parts in the movie is somewhat marred by songs that intrude in the middle of the excitement.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...Tezz can be seen for Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn and also for the Bollywoodishness of it. For the ones disinterested in these elements, Tezz isn't the film for you. ... full review

Thumbs down by Stutee Ghosh , Planet Bollywood ...while most of the scenes hold a lot of meat and the dialogues are firebrand, there’s some scenes which are terribly tacky and dated what you wonder why was it even needed.... full review

So-So by Shaikh Ayaz, Rediff ...If you discount some serious flaws and judge it purely on its entertainment quality, there is enough movement in the narrative and to Priyadarshan's credit, he ensures the momentum doesn't drop. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Anil and Ajay give us earnest, intense performances. But what's the use if the rest of the film is marred by an absurd plot, sketchy storytelling, and abrupt editing. ... full review

Thumbs down by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...Tezz can only work among hardcore Bollywood buffs who haven’t seen the Hollywood hits it’s copied from.... full review

Thumbs down by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...Set out to make a thriller, good old Priyadarshan delivers an unintentional comedy which is neither sharp nor sensible.... full review

Thumbs down by Priyanka Roy , The Telegraph ...The only thing going for Tezz is that it is true to its name: it’s just about two hours long. But when a film is as foolish as this, even those 120 minutes can seem like a week. Especially when the background score goes: Tezz… tezz… tezz… tezz… everyone tezz!... full review

Thumbs down by Srijana Mitra Das , Times of India ...Despite slick action and stunning scenes - bullets ramming underwater into a sunlit stream, a violet flower-bush before a cop-car - Tezz loses speed often.... full review

Thumbs down by Rahul Desai aka Reel Reptile, Upper Stall ...Eventually, the only thing the writers got right after much soul-searching was their decision to have 'zz' in the title. We can add the rest. ... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...Deficiencies apart, the chase sequences in the film are brilliantly shot, and the cinematographer deserves a round of standing ovation.... full review