Movie Review: Acid Factory (2009)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★☆☆☆
Box Office: Disaster

Acid FactoryBesides Abbas-Mustan, Sanjay Gupta has attempted interesting thrillers in the past. His new outing, ACID FACTORY, directed by Suparn Verma, is a cat-n-mouse chase that will have you on edge of the seat as it unfolds.Inspired by Hollywood film UNKNOWN, ACID FACTORY is engaging in most parts. Also, it’s well adapted to suit Indian sensibilities.

Five men (Fardeen, Manoj Bajpai, Aftab, Dino, Danny) wake up in a warehouse to realize they have momentarily lost their memory due to a gas leak. The exit doors are locked and there’s no way out. A phone call from a mafia kingpin (Irrfan Khan) unveils that four of them are kidnappers while one is the hostage. Unable to relate to each other, these men have to unearth their identities before the outsider arrives.

Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.5 “a winner all the way; a high-octane suspense-action thriller that delivers a punch to the audience in terms of execution, thrills and suspense”
Planet Bollywood
4.0 “If you love the thrill and chill with fast-paced action, ACID FACTORY cannot be missed”
3.0 “a slick thriller that has an interesting premise and also super stunts and chase sequences as its trump cards”
3.0 “The actors are far out. They all underplay their parts. There is no overacting and there is no trying to achieve dramatronics.”
3.0 “opens on a promising note but loses much of its momentum through a sluggish first half which tends to get repetitive”
Times Of India
Average Reviews
2.5 “fails to live up to the expectations of the audience and there is nothing new about the movie”
2.5 “The plot is interesting and quite western, the action sequence and the witty one liners and the humor of the movie are definitely going to make it worth watching once”
Movie Talkies
2.5 “an entertaining ride which works and then doesn’t work dually”
2.5 “works as a gimmicky thriller but loses direction once the novelty wears off”
Negative Reviews
2.0 “like most action films, this one too has more style than substance”
DNA India
2.0 “If watching cars getting blown up and mindless bullets zipping through the air is your mojo, then Acid Factory is worth a visit”
Khalid Mohammed
2.0 “will appeal only a handful of audience. It is not for the masses”
Bollywood Mantra
2.0 “Fizzles out”
Real Bollywood
2.0 “a masala movie in the fast-food mode but could leave you with acidity pangs”
2.0 “There is little worth remembering in this memory loss flick “
Buzz 18
2.0 “If you’re expecting a fast paced, edge of the seat thriller, Acid Factory only provides tidbits of it. Watch at your own risk”
Star Box Office
2.0 “starts off well but gets mangled in the mess of too many subplots”
2.0 “strictly for hardcore action lovers”
Now Running
1.8 “Stay at home and explode your own toy cars”
Full Hyderabad
1.5 “this is where Tarantino was a decade ago”
Hindustan Times
1.5 “By the time the chemically-zonked characters trapped in a padlocked factory realise who they are and what they are up to, we couldn’t care less about the outcome of their violently vivacious life”
1.5 “a generic blur of metallic blue and fireball orange set to the contrapuntal sounds of blaring techno and eardrum-puncturing noise”
1.0 “an enervating and tedious film that’s forgotten even as the end credits begin to roll”
Outlook India
1.0 “a slipshod affair”
Zee News
1.0 “Guns, cars and utter nonsense”
India Today

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