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You kind-of know where the plot is going but you still want to know how you get there. That has value in itself though it doesn't really demand your seat to be on the edge.Read more
Fox is the writer-director's angst against unethical lawyers and could extend to any profession that is meant to help the common man but is most likely used to save the minority - rich. An awesome concept that could lead to a social awakening and all that jazz, but that's not the intention here. It saves us the lectures and turns it into a story which unfortunately is far-fetched and leaves some important questions unanswered.
While Fox has one of the best cliffhangers at interval, the film is still largely predictable. And that is a little because of the way it's written and more because of the costumes, make-up, background music, camerawork, etc. And that is a huge bummer.
There are some parts of the writing which work, like the going is not easy for the protagonists. They are as flabbergasted by the turn of events as the audience and trying whatever they can. But, it also has the usual lapses in character sketches where a smart character very conveniently turns naïve.
Arjun Rampal (Arjun Kapoor) plays a self-absorbed lawyer. Though Kapoor's dilemma in the beginning comes a little too quick, Rampal convincingly looks both agitated and at peace when Kapoor needs to be. There's nothing very new for Sunny Deol (Crime Branch officer, Yashwant Deshmukh) to do, so he goes through the drill mustering up all the interest he can.
Sagarika Ghatge (Arjun's girlfriend, Urvashi) and Udita Goswami (a leading publisher, Sophie) have token roles and are made to arrive and depart from the screen at will. That both Sophie and Urvashi are required to wear as revealing clothes as possible irrespective of whether they are at work or in a police station, tells us why they are in this script.
Sure, Fox is not completely smart or well-thought out, but a murder suspense that doesn't have money and 100% revenge as the killer's motivation deserves some plus points.
- meeta, a part of the audience
Thumbs up, by Prarthna Tiwari, Bolly Spice : ...Fox is one of those "makes you think "movies that deals with morals, powers, passion and crime.... full review
So-So, by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express : ...with his hero not twitching a muscle, he perhaps decided that at least the camera should be allowed to get away with a scenery-chewing masala-movie performance.... full review
So-So, by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes : ...The basic concept of the film is fairly imaginative but could have been more riveting if supported by smarter writing and slicker direction, both credited to Deepak Tijori... full review
So-So, by Joginder Tuteja, Now Running.com : ... What mars the narrative though is that the production values are below average for a project that has stars like Sunny and Arjun.... full review
So-So, by Esha Razdan, real bollywoood : ...Nigam Bomzan’s cinematography gets full marks... full review
So-So, by Sameer Dagga, StarBoxOffice : ...As the story continues, the plot struggles to keep pace. It has multiple layers, each in turn adding to the confusion. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA : ...Another annoying part about ‘Fox’ is its camera work. ... full review
Thumbs down, Apun Ka Choice : ...'Fox’ does pack in a few interesting sequences.... full review
Thumbs down, by Khalid Mohamed, aslibaat.com : ...Technically passable, the music is ditto. The direction could have done with much more style and snap.... full review
Thumbs down, by Martin D'souza, Glamsham.com : ...That is bad make-up which the director tries to hide with long shots.... full review
Thumbs down, by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com : ...Performances are borderline passable as Arjun Rampal tries his level best to keep a straight face in this silly movie... full review
Thumbs down, by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM : ... the conclusion lacks fizz. ... full review
Thumbs down, Indicine : ...Dont ever watch it, not even on TV.... full review
Thumbs down, Movie Talkies : ...On the face of it, 'Fox' has a fairly decent story. But in the hands of Tijori, most of the suspense and mystery element goes out of the window.... full review
Thumbs down, by Anupama Chopra, NDTV : ...The big reveal at the end is likely to draw more laughs than gasps. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Syed Firdaus Ashraf, Rediff : ...Run away... full review
Thumbs down, by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall : ...What made actors like Sunny Deol and Arjun Rampal take up this idiotic film, which is easily the nadir of their careers?... full review
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Arjun Kapoor (Arjun Rampal) aka Criminal's messiah is a criminal lawyer who is frustrated with his tag and wants to do the right thing. Will he be able to?
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This one is such a poor ripoff of the Cuba Gooding Jr. starrer, A Murder of Crows. But then...what more would one expect from Tijori saab?
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