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Review: Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

Genre: Action, Drama, History
Duration: 106 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 21-JUL-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4.25/5 (A Glorious Breathtaking Cinematic Triumph)

Plot:
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Overall Review:
Directed and written by Christopher Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight trilogy, Memento), DUNKIRK, being his first war/historical film, tells the story of one of the key events in World War II where 400,000 Allied soldiers were surrounded by Nazi German army on the titular beach in France...

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Review: Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Genre: Action, Crime, Music
Duration: 114 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 30-JUN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.75 / 5 (Vehicular Musical Getaway)

Plot:
After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Overall Review:
After departure from Marvel Studios ‘Ant-Man’, Edgar Wright pulls back with his latest action-packed production “Baby Driver” that tells the story of a getaway driver named “Baby”. The plot of the film is pretty straight forward, a direct homage to a specific genre of film, in this case, the heist movie. Film ticks from the opening scene itself; first car chase that sets the pace beautifully...

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Review: John Wick – Chapter 2

John Wick 2

John Wick 2

Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Duration: 122 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-FEB-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (A Gun-Fu Battle with lots of Action but No Sparks)

Plot:
After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life.

Overall Review:
John Wick: Chapter 2 is the second installment of the series (2014’s John Wick) that represents a seamless extension of the original film. All the things that made the first movie so compulsively watchable, at least for high-octane action fans, are once again in the forefront: stylized action sequences, minimal “down time”, and a dry sense of wit. Director Chad Stahelski maintains the tone of the first movie...

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Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie

Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Duration: 104 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 17-FEB-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (Fun Ride not to be missed!)

Plot:
There are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

Overall Review:
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE is a consistently hilarious, smart and actually rather moving animated comedy from the team that brought us THE LEGO MOVIE. Directed by Chris McKay, film stars Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes and Zach Galifianakis...

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Review: Raees

Raees

Raees

Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Duration: 143 Minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 25-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.50 on 5 ()

Plot:
Criticizing the prohibition of alcohol, prostitution and illegal drugs in Gujarat, this film unfolds the story of a cruel and clever bootlegger, whose business is challenged by a tough cop.

Overall Review:
The Badshah of Bollywood has arrived with his career’s best performance. Directed by Rahul Dholakia, the story of Raess revolves around a Gujarat based bootlegger named Raees Alam played by Shah Rukh Khan and police officer Majumdar played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The story is set in early 80’s to 90’s Gujarat when alcohol was banned in Gujarat...

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Review: XXX – The Return of the Xander Cage

XXX

XXX

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Duration: 107 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 13-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 2.25 on 5 (A Complete Let Down. Give it a SKIP)

Plot:
Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

Overall Review:
XXX: The Return of the Xander Cage is directed by DJ Caruso...

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Review: Allied

Allied

Allied

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Duration: 124 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 06-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 ()

Plot:
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Overall Review:
Allied is directed by Robert Zemeckis & stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard. Love and betrayal are the themes of this sweeping love story in which star power and intrigue keep us on tenterhooks throughout. To begin the first half of the movie is not too bad. It shows how the main characters meet and react to each other with the difficult task ahead of them...

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Review: Passengers

Passengers

Passengers

Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Duration: 116 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 06-JAN-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (A let down Fairy-Tale Romance set in Space)

Plot:
A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Overall Review:
Passengers is directed by Morten Tyldum and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishburne. The theme of the film is loneliness & the concept of the film is excellent & thought provoking but is wasted on a pretty generic, relatively bland and silly script. The film is predictable with part love, survival, space odyssey stories...

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Review: Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 115 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 04-NOV-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4 on 5 (Kickass Entertainment with an addition of new Super Hero in MCU League – WATCH IT only in IMAX 3D)

Plot:
A former neurosurgeon embarks on a journey of healing only to be drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Overall Review: 
The Marvel Cinematic Universe shines again with its 14th installment viz: Doctor Strange. Film is Stupendous, visually spellbinding, brilliantly acted and funny in most of the parts. Doctor Strange is one of the most interesting and strangest character from Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Director Scott Derrickson does a good job of directing and Ben Davis’s cinematography is great...

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Review: Shivaay

Shivaay

Shivaay

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Duration: 169 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 28-OCT-2016
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Plot:
Shivaay is a Himalayan mountaineer who is an innocent and yet is capable of transforming into a mean destroyer when he needs to protect his family.

PDF Verdict: Loosely adapted from English flick: Taken, Ajay Devgn’s 2nd bollywood film Shivaay fails miserably. With running time of 175 minutes, watch this film only if you have absolutely nothing else to do. Debutant Sayyeshaa Saigal tells Ajay in the climax: “I don’t know what to say. I am at a loss for words” and so was the case with me. As the punch line says: “THERE WILL BE DESTRUCTION THIS DIWALI”, it will be if you see this film...

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