Machine Movie Review

Machine Movie Review

GONOGO Meter: 20%

AVERAGE CRITICS RATING: 1/5

Reviewer: Anupama Chopra

Rating: 1/5 Stars

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This isn’t just a bad film.  It’s incoherent, ridiculous and just flat-out nutty. Nothing onscreen makes any sense – least of all the hero – Mustafa Burmawalla who plays Ransh, the rich, race-car driving hero.  Yes, Machine is a launch vehicle for a son. Mustafa tries very hard.  But his acting skills are so severely limited and this narrative is so nonsensical, that he makes zero impact.

Reviewer: The Times Of India

Rating: 1/5 Stars

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The lack of any kind of subtlety is the most astounding thing here. If a boy is in love, he will write love letters in blood; if a girl is upset, she will sit by the river and sob endlessly; everything is spelled out (in cringe-worthy dialogue) and then underlined and highlighted, should people miss the point. Songs show up as if they’re following a schedule and can’t miss the deadline.
This machine has been put together without any manual and starts falling apart as soon as it is turned on.

Reviewer: Indian Express

Rating: 1.5/5 Stars

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You could play a spot-the-movie game through the 148 minutes which pan out in what can be called an Abbas-Mustan template: swanky cars zooming around tracks, rich fathers of good-looking daughters flagging off races, leading men spouting dialogues in pursuit of pretty women, tricky twists, and a plot with enough holes to drive trucks through.

Reviewer: Hindustan Times

Rating: 0/5 Stars

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27 years, 17 films, launch of potential stars, Abbas-Mustan have done it all. From Shah Rukh Khan’s career-defining Baazigar to Akshay Kumar’s first commercial success Khiladi, the duo have always left their mark. Sleek editing, countless twists and glossy texture comprise the trademark Abbas-Mustan style that ruled the suspense-thriller genre in Bollywood for so many years. Yet they failed miserably when it came to the launch of Mustafa, Abbas’ son. Not only this, Machine might be the worst film of their filmography. Abbas-Mustan disappoints like never before. Even machines will find it hard to enjoy Machine.

 

Reviewer: Yahoo.com

Rating: 0/5 Stars

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Like it or not, Abbas-Mustan need superstar names to make their thrillers-chillers-whatever work. They did get away by introducing  Kapil Sharma in Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon ( a hit yeah, but not my cup of poison). Like it or not, the bid to establish Mustafa as a star (who cares about acting?), find the duo at their lowest ebb, vending out roasted corn cliches even before the bhutta season has arrived.

Reviewer: Bollywood Hungama

Rating: 2/5 Stars

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After having directed thrillers like BAAZIGAR, RACE, RACE 2, the director duo of Abbas-Mustan changed gears with their last film KIS KISKO PYAAR KAROON, which was a rom-com. This time round, with MACHINE, Abbas-Mustan are back to what they are doing best – directing thrillers. Everyone knows that a typical Abbas-Mustan film is eagerly awaited because of its stylish presence, thrills, unexpected twists as well as the suspense. MACHINE does see the trademark film making style of Abbas-Mustan, but, the average storyline plays the spoilsport. The proceedings of the film’s first half is slow as it is entirely devoted to the typical routine boy-meets-girl romance, which is followed by their marriage. The ‘actual’ story of the film begins from the point of interval. As the film proceeds, one just cannot help but draw comparisons between MACHINE and Abbas-Mustan’s earlier film BAAZIGAR. The film’s second half sees unexpected twists and turns, which ‘accelerates’ the pace of the film. Because of the fact that the film’s climax is extremely long-drawn, it fails to touch the hearts.

Reviewer: Rediff Movies

Rating: 1/5 Stars

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the directors take Machine to another level, literally, when you see human beings defy gravity, wafting through the air like a feather before hitting the ground or hanging aloft pine trees without them even bending as much when birds perch on them.
Then, you have the film’s hero/anti-hero Mustafa Burmawalla, (Shah Rukh Khan, beware! Finally, there’s competition!) telling his heroine Kiara Advani: ‘Main tumhari lipstick toh kharab karoonga lekin aankhon ka kajal kharab hone nahi doonga.’
Only machines will know what that means!
In case you’re wondering if this is a film review at all, it’s really not my fault.

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