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Review: Life

Life

Life

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Duration: 103 Minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 24-MAR-2017
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.5 on 5 (An Intense Sci-Fi Thriller)

Plot:
Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism – the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren’t always what they seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.

Overall Review:
Arrival, Gravity, The Martian, Interstellar and now “LIFE”, comes straight from the writing team behind DEADPOOL, and director Daniel Espi...

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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: 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: 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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Review: Pink

Pink

Pink

Genre: Drama, Thriller
Duration: 136 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 16-SEP-2016
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Plot:
“Pink” is a courtroom drama-thriller film, which is about Miss Arora (Taapsee Pannu) and her two roommates (Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang), who are molested by drunk friends. How lawyer Deepak (Amitabh Bachchan), who is suffering from bipolar disorder, fights these girls’ case forms the crux of the story.

Overall Review:
Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhary and presented by Shoojit Sircar, this court room thriller is set in Delhi. While first half of the films is at snail pace to establish the story and its characters, the second half is gripping and helps the film in reaching its crescendo. Film is embellished with powerful performances by Sr...

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Review: The Shallows

The Shallows

The Shallows

Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Duration: 86 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 16-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (Not the best … but far from the worst)

Plot:
In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

Overall Review:
The Shallows is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Blake Lively supported by Oscar Jaenada. The story is simple, pretty straightforward, believable and stylishly executed...

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Review: Don’t Breathe

Dont Breathe

Dont Breathe

Genre: Horror, Thriller
Duration: 88 minutes
Language: English
India Release Date: 02-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 4.25 on 5 (A Breathtaking Roller-Coaster Ride)
Plot:
Rocky, a young woman wanting to start a better life for her and her sister, agrees to take part in the robbery of a house owned by a wealthy blind man with her boyfriend Money and their friend Alex. But when the blind man turns out to be a serial killer, the group must find a way to escape his home before they become his newest victims.
Overall Review:
Directed by Fede Alvarez and co-written by Rodo Sayagues, at only 88 minutes, Don’t Breathe is an incredible intense thriller...
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Review: Rustom

Rustom

Rustom

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration: 150 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 12-AUG-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5 (An average flick that has nothing to offer except Akshay Kumar)

Plot:
Decorated officer. Devoted family man. Defending his honor. His name is RUSTOM.

Overall Review:
The duo Neeraj Pandey & Akshay Kumar is back after Special 26 and Baby. Rustom is a hat-trick movie for them. Movie is fictionalised version of the famous 1959 case of K.M. Nanavati that changed the face of the India judicial system. Akki plays Indian Naval Officer Rustom Pavri and has delivered marvelous performance on screen. In spite of having “Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi”, this courtroom drama fails miserably in technical department...

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