Masand Movie Reviews

  • Write your review: 'Transcendence'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Transcendence' is clunky and lifeless. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • 'Transcendence' review: The film is clunky and lifeless 18-04-2014 11:37 PM

    Cast: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman Director: Wally Pfister If Spike Jonze's 'Her' imagined a delicate, heartfelt romance between man and his artificially intelligent operating system, then 'Transcendence', directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister, takes a less optimistic view of the future, cautioning us about the dangers of relying...
  • Write your review: 'Main Tera Hero'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Main Tera Hero' is a series of forced contrivances. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • 'Main Tera Hero' review: The film is a series of forced contrivances 04-04-2014 10:33 PM

    Cast: Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz, Nargis Fakhri Director : David Dhawan David Dhawan's comedies, the best of them, have been cheerfully low-IQ enterprises, constructed around predictable plot lines involving lookalike protagonists, mistaken identities, cheating husbands, and triangular love stories. When Dhawan was at the top of his game, one or...
  • Write your review: 'Lakshmi'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Lakshmi' is weighed down by its 'standard-issue' treatment ...
  • Write your review: Ankhon Dekhi

    Rajeev Masand says 'Ankhon Dekhi' is a flight of fancy. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • 'Lakshmi' review: It is weighed down by its 'standard-issue' treatment 22-03-2014 10:29 AM

    Cast: Monali Thakur, Satish Kaushik, Shefali Shetty, Ram Kapoor Director: Nagesh Kukunoor In Lakshmi, writer-director Nagesh Kukunoor takes the unfortunate true story of an underage girl sold off to the flesh trade, and delivers a deliberately disturbing film that's often hard to watch. It's a tricky slope, films about exploitation...
  • 'Ankhon Dekhi' review: It is a flight of fancy 22-03-2014 09:26 AM

    Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Rajat Kapoor Director: Rajat Kapoor Life is a medley of experiences, but are you savoring them or do you just go through the motions? Through the wonderfully whimsical Ankhon Dekhi, writer-director Rajat Kapoor shows us how the journey could be more meaningful if we lived life the...
  • Write your review: 'Total Siyapaa'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Total Siyapaa' is a premise ripe with comic potential. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes. ...
  • Write your review: 'Gulaab Gang'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Gulaab Gang' is muddled and forgettable. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes. ...
  • Now Showing: Rajeev Masand reviews 'Gunday', 'Her' 15-02-2014 11:53 AM

    This week, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Gunday' and 'Her'. He also speaks to 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' stars Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan. ...
  • Write your review: 'Her'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Her' is about a romance that feels painfully authentic. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • 'Her' review: It's about a romance that feels painfully authentic 14-02-2014 11:05 PM

    Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, and Scarlett Johansson Director: Spike Jonze Joaquin Phoenix plays a lonely introvert who falls in love with the voice in his computer in Her, written and directed by Being John Malkovich helmer Spike Jonze. The film's curious premise reminded me immediately...
  • Write your review: 'Lone Survivor'

    Rajeev Masand says in 'Lone Survivor' hard not to be moved by the events in the film. What do you say? Write your own review...
  • Write your review: 'Saving Mr Banks'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Saving Mr Banks'could've done with a little less sugar. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • Write your review: 'The Lego Movie'

    Rajeev Masand says 'The Lego Movie'- everything awesome in the film. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • Write your review: 'Hasee Toh Phasee'

    Rajeev Masand says 'Hasee Toh Phasee' despite its problems, it's pretty good fun 20 minutes ago. What do you say? Write your own review and...
  • 'Lone Survivor' review: Hard not to be moved by the events in the film 07-02-2014 10:45 PM

    Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch Director: Peter Berg It's hard not to be moved by the events of 'Lone Survivor', the harrowing true story of a failed 2005 mission, in which four US Navy Seals were tasked with finding a top Taliban leader. Things begin to...
  • 'Saving Mr Banks' review: It could've done with a little less sugar 07-02-2014 10:39 PM

    Cast: Julie Andrews, Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell Director: John Lee Hancock A year before 'The Sound of Music', in 1964, Julie Andrews starred as the mysterious, magical nanny who floated in from the sky in Disney's beloved children's film 'Mary Poppins'. Now, nearly 50 years later,...
  • Write your review: 'I, Frankenstein'

    Rajeev Masand says 'I, Frankenstein' is silly beyond belief. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • Write your review: '12 Years A Slave'

    Rajeev Masand says '12 Years A Slave' breathes with reality. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • Write your review: 'One By Two'

    Rajeev Masand says 'One By Two' seldom offers scenarios that are refreshingly original. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes ...
  • 'I, Frankenstein' review: The film is silly beyond belief 31-01-2014 10:31 PM

    Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto, Yvonne Strahovski Director: Stuart Beattie The story of Frankenstein's monster has had many incarnations on screen, but perhaps none as clunky as I, Frankenstein, in which the stitched-up soulless creature is presented as a superhero of sorts. Aaron Eckhart stars as mad scientist...
  • 'One By Two' review: The film seldom offers scenarios that are refreshingly original 31-01-2014 10:30 PM

    Cast: Abhay Deol, Preeti Desai, Lillete Dubey, Rati Agnihotri, Preetika Chawla, Geetika Tyagi, Darshan Jariwala Director: Devika Bhagat The two protagonists in One By Two - a software guy (Abhay Deol) and a dancer (Preeti Desai) - don't meet until the very last scene of the film. It's an usual...
  • '12 Years A Slave' review: The film breathes with reality 31-01-2014 10:30 PM

    Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedit Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Lupita Nyong'o, Brad Pitt Director: Steve McQueen There are enough scenes of brutal violence in 12 Years a Slave to make your skin crawl. But few are as disturbing and as genuinely shocking as one in which a black...
  • 'American Hustle' review: It's possibly the most fun you will have at the movies in a long, long time 18-01-2014 11:39 AM

    Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner Director: David O' Russell From the opening minutes of American Hustle, you get a sense of the unconventional tone of this story. There's Christian Bale, unrecognizable as the paunchy owner of a dry-cleaning business, doing an elaborate comb-over by...
  • 'Miss Lovely' review: It's an unconventional watch, recreating the sleazy side of Mumbai with seedy characters 18-01-2014 11:21 AM

    Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anil George Director: Ashim Ahluwalia Director Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely is set in the Hindi movie business of the eighties...but not the one that features the Khans or the Kapoors. These are the C-grade horror and sex movies, a thriving industry of its own. The film opens...
  • Write your review: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

    Rajeev Masand says 'The Wolf of Wall Street' is a delirious, manic black comedy. What do you say? Write your own review and win prizes...
  • 'The Wolf of Wall Street' review: The film is a delirious, manic black comedy 03-01-2014 10:50 PM

    Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie Director: Martin Scorsese 'The Wolf of Wall Street' opens with a montage of such debauchery, it's appalling and fascinating at the same time. Leonardo DiCaprio, playing real-life stockbroker-scamster Jordan Belfort, tosses midgets across his office floor, crash-lands a helicopter...
  • Write your review: 'The secret life of Walter Mitty'

    Rajeev Masand says "The secret life of Walter Mitty' is tale of a wistful daydreamer. What do you say? Write your own review and win...