Wanted - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch if you have nothing better to do (?) - Unless you are in the "I love Sallu" sect
quick review:

The post Salman cost is then spent on action. What then remains is for the rest of the cast and crew. And I wouldn't be surprised if the script was a donation by an unskilled well-wisher.

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33 reviewers have given Wanted an average rating of 2.8/5.0 (?)

14 yays
10 nays
9 so-so

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Thumbs up by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...Wanted has been edited pretty stylishly and shot elaborately.... full review

So-So by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...given that ‘Wanted’ is no cerebral challenge to its viewers, but just a harmless, full-on masala entertainer, a viewer can flush these flaws down with cola and corns.... full review

Thumbs down by Khalid Mohamed, aslibaat.com ...Muscles Khan is enmeshed in gang rivalry, breaks into Travolta steps at a dance fiesta dominated by Ukrainian blondes... full review

Thumbs up by Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice ...Original writer Puri Jaganath is credited for the third time for his sensational script and if Puri is getting a bit from every blockbuster made out of his script, he's surely a rich man by now and even more so with Wanted now anticipated to carry on the Pokiri legacy. ... full review

Thumbs up by Jaya Biswas, Buzz18 ...when someone like Prabhu Deva himself has choreographed it, nothing but the best is expected. ... full review

So-So by Aniruddha Guha, DNA ...who in spite of a shaky script, makes the drama watchable with the help of well-executed action sequences and extracts a performance from Salman... full review

So-So by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...For the most part, though, Wanted is deflated. And the portrayal of the hero plays a good role in that.... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D' Souza, Glamsham.com ...Wanted: A tighter script. Wanted: Better editing. Wanted: A smooth flow of scenes. ... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...A shrewd, old-fashioned entertainer that plays to the galleries, Wanted is exaggerated and formulaic, but relies squarely on the charm of its leading man to pull off its over-the-top tone. ... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...That's the only decent part, where both Salman and Ayesha Takia have clearly lost weight and are looking smashing... full review

So-So india.com ...A little more blood and you'd never know if you're watching a movie or playing God of War.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...takes you back to those days when popular cinema reigned supreme, when the sole motive of the film-maker was to entertain.... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Prabhudheva’s passion for choreography comes live onscreen as four dance directors (Raju Sundaram, Vaibhavi Merchant, Rajiv Surti) make Salman groove like never before... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...No story, no logic. There is a twist in the tale, which does surprise but as the performances, action sequences and visuals dominate, the writing is below average.... full review

Thumbs up by Amrita, Indiequill ...it’ll give you a couple of hours of satisfying dishoom-dishoom and its best shot at eye candy.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...Where the film goes slightly wrong is in the screenplay. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mr. Inketi, Mr. Inketis Weblog ...Salman Khan looks so ultra handsome in the Salim get-up that I wish he did such a period film. ... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...Women are routinely brutalized in Wanted. ... full review

So-So by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...Wanted is a mixed bag; the action sequences are great and so are the performances but the runtime, music, half-baked love angle and a lot more ensures it falls way short of expectations.... full review

So-So by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...This is a made-to-order film for Salman... full review

Thumbs down by RK, Passion for Cinema ...Film may boast upon Mahesh Manjrekar’s performance which should be his most natural and appealing kind of performance till date ... full review

Thumbs up by Ankit Ojha, Planet Bollywood ...Vijayan Master’s well-choreographed action sequences really provide the required impact that should be given to the audience, with each stunt given a perfect look and feel. ... full review

Thumbs up by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...First to begin with the music of the movie isn’t that great and songs except ‘Jalwa’ and ‘Love Me’ fail to make any impact... full review

Thumbs down by Great Bong, Random Thoughts of a Demented Mind ...“Wanted” is as non-nonsensical as your “Ghajini” but with none of the six-pack “inspired by Memento” pretentiousness... full review

So-So by Esha Razdan, real bollywoood ...No refreshing treat for ears, as far as stereotypical dialogues go.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen, Rediff ...And then there's Ayesha Takia playing The Girl, a painfully braindead shrieker masochistically drawn towards our hitman hero. ... full review

Thumbs down SearchIndia.com ...Ayesha, like most of her Bollywood peers, wouldn’t be able to spell acting if her life depended on it.... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Admittedly, despite being over-age for such a role, Khan exudes a roguish charm. He may not even make an attempt to act, but has immense screen presence.... full review

Thumbs up by Samiya Shakir, StarBoxOffice ...I can already imagine the catcalls and the whistles at what is the mind-blowing climax of the film... full review

Thumbs up by Avijit Ghosh, Times of India ...Smartly lensed, the movie has riveting fight sequences by action director Vijayan.... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...The screenplay is a series of set pieces – comedy, romance and action in turns, but most of these set pieces themselves don’t work. ... full review

Thumbs up by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...comes with perfect cinematic ingredients... full review