Movie Review: Players (2012)

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

It’s time to steady your selves for the biggest action extravaganza that Bollywood has to offer! The dynamic director duo Abbas-Mustan are back to enthrall the audiences one again with the lean and mean heist flick PLAYERS. The movie is the official remake of the 2003 Hollywood blockbuster, THE ITALIAN JOB and promises to be just as much of a thrilling ride!

With a stellar cast of Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu, Bobby Deol, Sikander Kher and Omi Vaidya, this remake promises to pack one heck of a punch. PLAYERS is scheduled to set the screen ablaze in January, 2012.

With high speed chase sequences and state-of-the-art special effects set against the backdrop of gorgeous locales in New Zealand and Goa, PLAYERS will redefine Bollywood action movies as we know them.

And hang on to your seats, because this ride has just begun.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
4.0 “A cool-n-slick vintage Abbas Mustan flick.”
3.5 “All you brave Indian filmmakers, do pick up classics, but first, get a bit classic yourself and learn about cult film making which is so much different from commercial cinema. “
Times Of India
3.0 ” Players is not flawless, but can be surely given a shot.”
Daily Bhaskar
3.0 “Players ends up as a fun weekend flick, especially for action buffs.”
NDTV Movies
3.0 “Players is a slick, high speed thriller. The casting is somewhat refreshing..”
India Today
Average Reviews
2.5 “The rating is purely for the thrills!”
2.5 “If you are itching for a masaledar movie, watch this one. It is funny, intentionally and unintentionally.”
2.5 “Players is a fast-paced khichdi”
IBN Live
Negative Reviews
2.0 “I for one went in with colossal expectations, but came out feeling downcast and disheartened.”
Bollywood Humgama
2.0 “Players is lacklustre and unimaginative.”
2.0 “Players sucks the soul out of the original material, infesting it with old-school, formulaic masala.”
2.0 “Players is a laugh riot”
DNA India
1.5 “Players comes off as a dismal first for Abbas-Mustan, with a flat script, flatter action scenes, and the flattest bunch of actors, all milling about in one film.”
1.0 “While the story is interesting the screenplay botches the attempt so badly that Players turns out to be a boring fare.”
1.0 “Terrible handling of the story and even worse acting from the stars, that is all that Players has to offer.”
1.0 “Players is neither glitter, nor gold. I say go for old, and watch ‘The Italian Job’ DVD instead.”

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