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Another cookie-cutter film from the Bhatt stock house. Does making the protagonist invisible really change things much? He is still a spirit, right? He is still going to kill the bad guy for some or the other reason, right?
Just nothing rings above average about Mr. X's promos. Including the music.
- meeta, a part of the audience
A Bhatt film starring Emraan Hashmi can pique your interest only so much. After what we can call a typical start to a Bhatt-thriller, comes the typical death and inevitable resurrection/revival. The mumbo-jumbo is different, but outcome typical. What is atypical though is the resolution. It makes you sit up and notice, if you have been paying attention thus far, that is.
It doesn't help that the actors all seem to be going through the motions rather than emotions. It must be said though that the lead lady's character gets a bit more to do here than your typical film in this genre.
The story winds and unwinds way too much in the second half. It is almost as if the intriguing climax was the goal. The events leading up to it had to be convincing given the maze of characters and their motivations. So, whatever it took to get to that end given the constraints was done.
On the way you have some decent use of CGI, though I'd have liked to see it in 2D. The prosthetics are pretty awful, the kind that makes you laugh rather than gross you out.
At the end, I was a little surprised and a little disappointed. Given the dilemma and the conclusion thereof, the concept deserved better screenplay and writing. Should I be happy then that there seems to be a series on the way? ;)
- meeta, a part of the audience
So-So, Bollywood Hungama : ...Given the fact that all of Emraan Hashmi's films have at least one (smash) hit track in them, this film falters in that department as well. The film's music (Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari) lacks any hit or hummable songs. It's the film's background music (Raju Singh) that manages to hold the film. While the film's cinematography (Pravin Bhatt) is decent, its editing (Kuldeep Mehan) is average. ... full review
So-So, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...What Vikram Bhatt has done is that he’s set up a premise for a superhero movie franchise. Now, he needs to hire a better writer and work on the script like crazy before taking it forward in the next installment. We would love to have another homegrown superhero for sure…... full review
So-So, by Zehra Abbas, fullhyd.com : ...Today's audiences might get nostalgic about Mr. India and laugh indulgently at its flaws, but films like Mr. X, made in 2015, will be greeted only with derisive jeers. The Bhatt camp needs to up the quality of its future ventures if it wants to move away from the B-grade moniker.... full review
So-So, by Ananya Bhattacharya, india today : ...In all, Mr. X comes across as a decent one-time watch, if you choose to reflexively force-shut your ears to some of the soapy dialogues. An important takeaway from the film: Workplace romances are doomed, and will more often than not, get you into trouble. The story is very predictable, but there aren't really those moments when you feel why the film doesn't end. Two for the film, and a half extra for Hashmi. Watch it for Emraan Hashmi...baaki ki chinta chhodo.... full review
So-So, by Mohar Basu, Times of India : ...Despite flaws, in its 133 minutes of runtime, Bhatt churns out a quasi-gratifying film, which has all the necessary commercial ingredients - from romance to good music to thunderous action sequences... full review
So-So, by Ritika Handoo, Zee News : ...Mr X can take you back to your Mr India days, but only for the similarity between their film titles—if only criminals could be killed by going invisible! Book your tickets for Emraan Hashmi ala 3D style!... full review
Thumbs down, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...Hence it doesn’t matter whether they are enjoying or not the process of writing and making these films, the production houses are bound to keep supplying such kind of hurriedly made business products to the multiplexes in the name of cinema. And the plan will keep on working till ‘the consumer or the viewer’ wakes up from his sleep in the coming future... full review
Thumbs down, by Namrata Thakker, Bollywood Life : ...Buy a DVD of Anil Kapoor and Sridevi starrer Mr. India this weekend and watch it with your family because spending a single penny on Mr. X is a crime!... full review
Thumbs down, by Sushmita Murthy, Deccan Chronicle : ...Performances in the film are strictly okay. Emraan does a fair job of portraying his helpless character, but the story is so weak that it weighs him down with it. Amyra lends immense prettiness to the screen, but unfortunately that’s the best she does. As for Tanmay Bhatt, he’s probably got enough matter to joke about for many of his stand-up acts to come.... full review
Thumbs down, by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost : ...The songs are the standard Vishesh Film-flavour, which means they are irritating at best and generic at worst. There’s an underlying strain in the film of turning Mr X into a superhero and if this were a self-aware comedy, it would have worked fine with the exact same cast. Unfortunately Bhatt believes in rendering films with heart stopping seriousness. The net result is a film that’s awful enough to make you remember Tushar Kapoor’s gem Gaayab as a work of art.... full review
Thumbs down, by IANS, Free Press Journal : ...The character of the corrupt cop isn’t fully etched out, and so his motivations remain far too hazy to be convincing. That is the problem with Mr X as a whole. It is overly contrived, flouts logic at crucial junctures of the narrative, and fails to be gripping. And that is the least that a sci-fi drama should be.... full review
Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...One should not be mistaken for Arunodhay Singh's act of the bad cop as an extension of his role from MAIN TERA HERO. Same to same; Ditto! ... full review
Thumbs down, by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...Mr X is badly written, and we don't want to talk about acting. Emraan Hashmi appears bored, but Amyra Dastur looks improved in emotional scenes. But it is not enough to save the film. Mr X is a complete waste of time. And, before clicking on to another link, you would like to take note of this conversation. It takes place inside a bathroom.... full review
Thumbs down, by Shubhra Gupta, indian express : ...watched ‘Mr X’ in the 3 D version, hoping for some diversion. But there was none. Justrelentless awfulness in plot and execution and performance. The specialeffects are justabout allright and even those you’ve seen before.... full review
Thumbs down, Indicine : ...Conclusion: Mr. X is an all round failure in the story, visual effects and most importantly in the entertainment department. It is confusing on many levels, the science is sketchy and unconvincing. The acting is banal, the dialogues feel better suited for the 1990s and the music is a huge disappointment. The makers could have had a cult classic on their hands if they had taken an unusual route but by turning Mr. X into another masala film they missed something here. Stay invisible from the theaters this week.... full review
Thumbs down, by Surabhi Redkar, koimoi : ...Mr. X is just another Bhatt film. Driven by love and revenge, this superhero film is least on the superhero quotient and high on drama. This time for a family audience, I am not sure even kids who have now grown up watching Avengers and X Men would like this.... full review
Thumbs down, by Shaheen Parkar, MiD DAY : ...Bhatt’s recent outings have been in the genre of supernatural and 3D horror. This time, in his tech endeavour to create an invisible man, he appears to have overlooked the storyline. Wish he had paid attention to other details as well.... full review
Thumbs down, by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA : ...Dum??? Well, 'Mr.X' had a great opportunity of becoming a kid loving franchise film like 'Krissh', but ends up being a decent trashy product due to its weak screenplay and lethargic direction. It's not a bad watch, but it's not worth a watch either. Despite of having everything needed for such type of film, it lacks highly on the 'X'-factor and for that, one can blame it on the Bhatts radiated by the high influence of Hollywood films.... full review
Thumbs down, by Raja Sen, Rediff : ...Hashmi pops on and off screen with gimmicky background score flashes, and his invisibility is absolute, without any gradations or gradual dimming, as if the digital effects guys were given ten bucks and shown the eraser tool. ... full review
Thumbs down, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...But the central flaw with the film is Mr. X himself who never piques our interest and is as hollow inside as he is on the outside. Steer clear.... full review
yoyoMonusingh7: #Today i watch mr.x movie ....movie are outstanding
Surajma96570120: saw Mr.X just now what a acting SUPERB..
SunSandRain: Liked the flash ad of the movie Mr X. Creative thinking indeed.
Silent_Poetry_: watched Mr X in a houseful single screen theater....hashmi still has his mass following , he just needs the good script...film was above avg
shairilhashmi: Mr.x movie is fabulous / I love this movie
shabazahmedsj: Just watched Mr.x... Awesome thrilling Revenge Story.. @emraanhashmi Bhai mast as always & Completely in love ❤ with @AmyraDastur93
sajanpatel14: Mr.X is the super Hit.....
rjgkarthik: Mr X... Nice one to watch
PunuMrx: 2nd time dekhne ja raha hun #Mr_x Aur Bar bar dekhne jaunga @emraanhashmi lub uh
PrideAhmad: Enjoyed At cinepax cinema #Mr_X #Film #Love
poisionJacker: Just watched #mr x Awsm movie man http://twitter.com/poisionJacker/status/589383308619853824/photo/1
nadimhassanhera: Awesome movie #MrX3D @emraanhashmi @AmyraDastur93 Luv Mr X
mubeen_baber: Mr.x achi movie ha
MissKhushiSen: Hahahahahahaha that moment when @thetanmay makes an entry in Mr.X. Comedy film aur bhi comedy ho gayi.
larsonclary99: I love Mr.X superb film
KrishnaCullen: watched mr x movie is simply super especially visual effects made to seat in the theater vikram butt sirs direction is oustanding.
KaranEmraan: THANK YOU SO MUCH VIKRAM BHATT FOR MR.X 3D flim
jitin_topia: Saw #Mr. X superb movie & visual effects was osm
jawedkh48624285: Best film mr x @maheshnbhatt
Insomniac_Abhi: Mr X was nice
imcelinabadiang: Mr. X the second wow
gopalkrishnavj: watched Mr.x wow lovely acting by @AmyraDastur93 and fantastic performance and visuals...
gboss986: mohabbat aur Jung mai sab jaiz hai meri jaan... #Mr_X — feeling awesome
Gangsofcampnou: On irritating level Mr X have overtaken Ex.
faizan_emraan: I watch Mr.X. @emraanhashmi rocks in movie & good acting by @AmyraDastur93. 5/5 stars for my side2this movie. @MaheshNBhatt @TheVikramBhatt
doctor_mittal: Mr.X isn't paisa vasool... But if they have a series on him as a new super hero... Wud make a cud start!!
athulgsbond007: Mr . X is a super movie
AmyraDastur_FC: "@superdivyansh: #Mr.X Stunning Movie full paisa Vasool @emraanhashmi @AmyraDastur93 loved it thinking to watch it again #3D"
AmyraCraze: Saw MR X....Amazing movie.. @AmyraDastur93 you rock baby..u looked soooooo beautiful... Will surely watch the movie again...
amitmaurya615: awesome movie mr.x......
AamirBaangi: Mr. X Good Movie.. It is an movie about assassination and revenge, love, & justice
a47897635: I saw a movie mr. x thats superb , awsome
2Jaimismaniya: i just enjoy mr.X .. FeB pic..
Youujayyy: Mr. X wasnt that bad btw!
Nouzab: Mr X, the Hindi movie provides nothing new. But excellent VFX.
Bhukhan1000: Today Watched #Emraan_Hashmi's film #Mr_X. Just a Time a timepass movie.. Not bad but not Special... Really Loved... https://www.facebook.com/bhushan.pathak.31/posts/820038161417153
VerifiedBeer: Humanity Tip : Don't watch Mr X even for free. Thanks
TusharrJoshi: Mr X is a washout, but heard fabulous things about Emraan's Hamari Adhuri Kahaani. Can't write him off yet!
sumiitguptaa: Haven't seen a stupid movie like Mr. X for quite some time .. God save Bollywood #Bollywood
SuchiOjha: Watched Mr X. Biggest mistake of my life.
snabhi: Bokwaas Mr.X
shadymumbai: Instead of giving it a U/A certificate, censor board should've given Mr X a 'C' certificate. C for chutiya movie.
sethi_sourabh: Delete Mr.X from the planet.
SahdewSiwal: mr. x ...... movie . ... lgta h director ko aajkal sirf business se matlab h
rjanup: #MrX:1/5 Mirchis Mr.X is as logical as Sidhu's commentary & will nominated in Awards 4 Best Comedy Read review at https://www.facebook.com/rj.anup.uae/posts/971228099578542
pohDpanda: Mr. X biggest loopholes r not in story but in d picturization: mumbai suddenly becomes as clean,green nd posh as melbourne during d film :-p
manozksarma: Mr X...a typical Bhatt Camp product... disappointing... avoidable.. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205601096698353
manishbpl1: #MrX I have seen many very very bad movies in my life But this Mr X is baap of all
loveramgharia: i Just Hate #Mrx @MrXTheMovie @navdeepsingh007 #MR.X
KyaHaiBey: Watched Mr. X today. Was surprised to see @thetanmay. And trust me, he acts better that Arunoday Singh. The movie sucks though.
kuldeep7827: Hey bhagwan. . . . Kya Hathoda movie he Mr. X -_-
khiladi_lover: MR.X flop
i_m_Sonam: Mr.X can never match Mr.India :) @AnilKapoor
indori_tweets: Mr-X बकवास फ़िल्म
Imran_kaka: Just back home from - Mr. X !!! I still don't believe I went for such a movie... :/
iBollywoodism: Saw Mr.X. Even @thetanmay is a supporting actor in it with almost 25 minutes of screen time. U can guess how the movie would be! 1*/5.
HoneyConfig: Mr x = Bikni + kiss + chutiyapa + Aashiko ke gaane
ganeshnaravarya: last night i see one bad movie very very bad movie MR.X don't see that movie
FilmyAngle: #MrXreview ** MR. X only if you are a die-hard #EmraanHashmifan.
dhoke_abhishek: Don't watch #mr.x just because its in Hindi .watch #hollowman in Hindi. Its 1000 times more interesting.
ChickenBiryanii: #RahulReturns is more entertaining than Mr. X
BishalLaskar: Saw Mr. X tonight..stickly for emraan hasmi's fan..only love da 3d effect sceans otherwise its offer nothing..big FLOP at BO..1/5
BansalNewsbpl: 'Mr x' की कमजोर रफ्तार। इमरान हाशमी की 3D फिल्म ‘Mr x’ उम्मीदों पर खरी नही उतर पाई है। फिल्म ने बॉक्स ऑफिस पर अब... https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1407969099522554&id=1385568495095948
AshfaqSoudagar: Expected Mr.X will hit bulls eye with average 1st half n boring 2nd half stands out as flop.Bounce back with #HamariAdhuriKahani
AllwynFurtado: MR. X. is such an amazing movie that it reminded me of ankhen series on durdharshan. I mean shaktimaan had better special effects.
affable_sandy: #Mr.X #Mr.Bakwas
aashish6435: height of stupidity - Mr X - the film. Emraan should start acting in better movies b4 he becomes Mr X from the Bollywood itself.
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