Water - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

A good plot and excellent acting gets marred by a not-so-tight script. The interdependecies between the characters are not sketched out in detail. And overall, the movie does not make an impact.

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20 reviewers have given Water an average rating of 4/5.0 (?)

15 yays
3 nays
2 so-so

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Thumbs down by Tasha Robinson, A. V. Club ...their romance is unthinkable. Still, it proceeds so smoothly and blandly that it never becomes personal or engaging... full review

Thumbs up by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...Even John Abraham is more expressive than he normally is in Bollywood movies... full review

Thumbs up by Judy Silva, Bollyvista.com ...It's a film that is not to be missed... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...See it not as a sermon; see it as a solemn urge to alert us of the hypocrisy that still prevails... full review

Thumbs up by Manasi Paresh Kumar, Deccan Herald ...The beauty of this movie is that it refrains from preaching and satisfies itself to being a narrative.... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...perfect from all point of view... full review

Thumbs down by Owen Gleiberman, EW.com ...movie takes the form of a lackluster women's-prison picture... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Glamsham.com ...They're all played by actors who know what needs to be done, and how to bridge that gap between delusional reality and illusional artistry... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...It's clearly a film that's pandering to the West, serving up a romanticised, exoticised India... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...The director handles the complex relationships with dexterity.... full review

Thumbs up by Abhijit Mhamunkar, indya.com ...Symbolizing the film's title, Deepa makes wonderful use of water during important moments in the film in the form of rain and river... full review

Thumbs up by Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews ...Mehta has directed one of the most moving films of the year... full review

Thumbs up by GaRaM, Now Running.com ...Deepa Mehta's well-etched screenplay and strongly defined characters makes you live every scene, every moment in the film.... full review

Thumbs down by Asmit, Passion for Cinema ...I find myself hanging In an empty fireball Is this what they think Is dark, handsome and tall?... full review

Thumbs up by Ron Ahluwalia, Planet Bollywood ...This is the perfect end to what could be called the perfect trilogy... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, SantaBanta.com ...It’s masterful how director Deepa Mehta manages to dwell on all these stories within stories, entwining them into one.... full review

Thumbs up SearchIndia.com ...We tried hard to find flaws in Water but drew a blank... full review

Thumbs up by Pankaj Shukla, SmasHits.com ...'Water' can boast of some of the very brilliant technical aspects as well.... full review

So-So by Naomi Datta, Times Now ... this is an efficient film, but not a particularly riveting film.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... It's completely low key, restrained, almost elegant in grief and pathos.... full review