Action Jackson (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 30 Critic Reviews | Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam

Action Jackson Review

Ajay Devgan, Sonakshi Sinha, Yami Gautam, Manasvi Mamgai, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Rocky Verma
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Prabhu Dheva
A. C. Mughil
Prabhu Dheva, Shiraz Ahmed, A. C. Mughil
Shiraz Ahmed
Vijay Kumar Arora
Himesh Reshammiya
produced by:
Gordhan Tanwani, Sunil Lulla
Weird Aggregate Rating Action Jackson 2.6/10genre:
Action, Comedy, Drama
run time:
144 minutes
censor certification:

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Action Jackson Hindi Movie Review

Critic Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Bollywood Hungama | Review By -Hungama Network Rating-4
By now, we all know and agree to the fact that Bollywood is all about mix and match. A pinch of one film's plot mixed with another film's climax is something we have witnessed on the silver screen many a times. Does this week's release ACTION JACKSON by Prabhu Dheva also fall in the same

  •  CNN IBN | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-2
It takes a special kind of talent to make a film as awful as Action Jackson, so it should come as no surprise that it's been directed by Prabhudheva, the man who inflicted on us all kinds of pain that we otherwise refer to as Rowdy Rathore and R... Rajkumar. Unlike those films, Action Jackson isn't

  •  Times Of India | Review By -Meena Iyer Rating-5
Welcome Vishy (Ajay), a self-styled Robin Hood, who picks up street fights with the local goons to earn himself some mega-bucks. He finds support from his chaat-eating sidekick Moosa (Kunaal Roy Kapur) who is more farcical than funny, part farce. Robin Hood's life takes an amorous

  •  Rediff | Review By -Raja Sen Rating-6
AJ,” the girl gasps into her cellphone, breathlessly and furtively while gangsters surround her, “Some people are after me.” Efficient to the last word, her man wastes no time in getting to the point: “What are they wearing?” This is but a taste of the relentless absurdity served up by Action Jackson

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Anupama Chopra Rating-1
Action Jackson is essentially an item number in search of a story. The first half of the film is disconnected sequences of action, comedy and romance randomly strung together. And when the plot finally kicks in, it is so fantastically ridiculous that you have to ask — what have we — enthusiastic

  •  India Today | Review By -Rohit Khilnani Rating-2
Sonakshi Sinha plays Khushi, who is a clumsy girl characterised by always running late, falling on the road and spoiling her clothes due to which her boss doesn't want her in office. When she is running late to work, she picks up a box of oats from the table, eats some straight from the box

  •  Deccan Chronicle | Review By -Kusumita Das Rating-0
There are bad films, there are so-bad-they-are-good films. And then there is 'Action Jackson'. Bollywood has trained us well enough to know that we are not to use our grey cells one bit while watching films like 'Action Jackson'. We have sat through Sajid Khan’s seven-course torture fest

  •  Mid Day | Review By -Shakti Shetty Rating-3
Hindi cinema, to put it broadly, is going through an interesting phase. Upcoming filmmakers are trying to experiment with new ideas while there’s a section that refuses to attempt anything different from the set template. Prabhu Dheva’s style of filmmaking is fast falling into the latter category.

  •  ABP News | Review By -Mayank Shekhar Rating-2
You know the film is called Action Jackson, and it will essentially be a series of stylized stunt and sexy song sequences. And it totally is. Yet, no one, really, no one, can adequately warn you against what to expect here. Let me try still. Firstly, every scene in this expensive flick

  •  Hindustan Times | Review By -Sweta Kaushal Rating-3
Yet another mindless action-comedy hits theatres on December 5. Prabhudheva's fifth directorial venture in Bollywood, Action Jackson has every ingredient his films have -- mindless story, gravity-defying action, cliched dialogues and funny-looking villains.

  •  NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-1
When a reviewer is confronted with a Bollywood star vehicle as spectacularly vacuous as Action Jackson, the usual tendency is to go a touch easy with the potshots. In other words, one dismisses it as a film meant only for diehard fans of the lead actor and leaves it at that. But in the case

  •  Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-1
The last Prabhu Dheva outing, ‘R Rajkumar’, was so unbearable that I thought I would be scarred for life. ‘Action Jackson’ is almost as vile: the only reason I stuck around was to see if Ajay Devgn would start making like Prabhu Dheva by the end. No, he doesn’t. That’s not the deal-breaker
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  •  Koimoi | Review By -Surabhi Redkar Rating-3
After watching the first thirty minutes of this film, I was thoroughly confused as to why would a sane, working woman (Khushi) run-around a local goon (Vishi) to see him naked just so that she can get her luck fixed. Confused? Well, yeah that is exactly what the story of this film does to you.

  •  Moviez Adda | Review By -Divya Solgama Rating-1
Well, it's a proper dum ghutne (suffocate) wali film, which should be part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' and needs to be sent to its worthy place which is a dustbin. It's high time our film makers should find their existence and remember that we are from that country which is

  •  Gulf News | Review By -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-2
Several heads are decapitated and torsos slashed in action drama Action Jackson, but it’s the viewers who feel the pain. There’s no easier way to say this: but Ajay Devgn’s latest film is traumatic and is an endurance test of the worst kind. The story begins with a series of combats

  • | Review By -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-3
You might like to believe that Action Jackson is a film about Ajay Devgn’s action and Sonakshi Sinha’s histrionics. Well, that’s just secondary. Action Jackson is an emotional story that raises a pertinent question --- ‘how far will you go for a maniac sister who has such unrealistic yet

  •  Indiaglitz | Review By -Vishal Verma Rating-4
A criminal waste of the awesome Ajay Devgn and the entertainingly massy Prabhudeva in this despicable and messy mix of action and comedy. Action Jackson lacks even the basics value needed to make it a crowd pleasing pleasure. This AJ (Ajay Devgn) in PD (Prabhudeva)

  •  Daily Bhaskar | Rating-3
We promised ourselves before we entered the theatres to watch Action Jackson that in any possibility we will not apply our brain. Well we didn’t, actually we couldn’t, in reality there was no scope, still it became hard for us to sit for 183 minutes in the cinema hall. The plot is as bizarre

  •  Now Running | Review By -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-3
Action Jackson is the kind of film where fifty gun trotting goons choose to pick up iron rods to fight a sword-bearing hero rather than shoot him dead and in process get killed. Beyond logic? Well this is just one of the instances. The film has scores of logic defying stuff. Prabhu Dheva is

  •  Bollywood Life | Review By -Prateek Sur Rating-2
The plot of Action Jackson is very confusing so much that you’ll have no idea as to what’s going on throughout the film. Prabhu Dheva’s direction just simply falls flat here. Even an actor as brilliant as Ajay does nothing more than to show-off his hot bod. Manaswi Mamgai has throughout

  •  Sify | Review By -Sonia Chopra Rating-5
The film begins with a terrible opening scene where a few men in orange (the goon army of a don) are smashing someone's head through a windshield, while putting a bullet in another person's head (shown to us in detail, in slow-mo). In another corner of the world, we see Ajay Devgn playing the

  •  India Today | Review By -Suhani Singh Rating-0
Once in a while a film so abysmal arrives that you are at loss for words. Action Jackson is the lowest of the lows in what has already been one of the weakest years for Hindi cinema. Dancer-turned-actor-turned director Prabhu Dheva has made a name for himself rehashing south films.

  •  Filmi Beat | Review By -Nandhini Rating-4
Action Jackson the ambitious project of Prabhu Deva releases Today. Ajay Devgn is back again with another action genre this year after his Singham Returns. Action Jackson has created an uproar among audience from the time the trailer was out. Story: Keeping the audience glued

  •  Book My Show | Review By -Samiya Dinware Rating-4
Prabhu Deva is back with yet another power-packed action drama, this time starring Ajay Devgn. The film has everything; from romance and masala to gravity-defying action scenes and exhilarating dance sequences. But it doesn’t end there. If you thought that R… Rajkumar was brimming

  •  DNA | Review By -Tushar Joshi Rating-2
Spoiler Alert! No we aren't giving away any pivotal plot points, just letting you know that watching Action Jackson might actually spoil the 'good mood' you are in! Prabhu Deva unleashes his favourite past time since he made Rowdy Rathore which is amping up sound effects, putting together

  •  Glamsham | Review By -Martin D'Souza Rating-3
Xavier is a Don who operates from Bangkok. He is bald, has one false eye and controls his empire with help from the cops and administration. He has a 'killer' team who wear orange suits. If they cannot kill, they get killed; rather kicked out from the topmost floor of a tower by his sister Marina.

  •  Zee News | Review By -Gayatri Sankar Rating-3
Sad that an actor par excellence like Ajay is seen in a film like this, so to say the least. Yes, the master of action sequences has convincingly pulled off some breathtaking stunts, but his daredevilry will not be of much help to the film. We all know what Ajay is capable of and ‘Action Jackson’

  •  Mumbai Mirror | Review By -Rahul Desai Rating-6
There's currently an epidemic of superstar mid-life crisis projects parading as paisa-wasool massy entertainers, but Mr. Prabhu Deva—who started the trend with the rather audacious 'Wanted'—unflinchingly continues to create drivel of the highest order. 'Action Jackson' is high-risk gibberish

  •  Deccan Herald | Review By -Angel Rani Rating-2
Sonakshi Sinha is an extremely unlucky girl (dumb, if you will). One day, she sees Ajay Devgn in the buff and lady luck shines on her, brighter than floodlights. The next day, she manages another glimpse of Devgn — yes, pants and unmentionables down — and lady luck pops up again.

  •  Yahoo Movies | Review By -Rummana Ahmed Rating-2
And we are back to the ’80s! Remember the spate of sloppy Bollywood potboilers – revenge sagas with incongruous narratives, vicious villains, vile vamps and cringe-worthy situations? Prabhu Dheva’s ‘Action Jackson’ has all of that. Prabhu Dheva is a pro at belting out action films

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Ratings Breakdown-

Rating Scale - Out of 10
Weird Aggregate Rating(WAR) - 2.6/10 (30 Reviews)
Male Critics - 2.8 (16)
Female Critics - 2.5 (14)
Highest Rating - 6.0 (2)
Least Rating - 0.0 (2)
Most Given Rating - 2.0 (8) & 3.0 (8)
Yes - 6%
No - 88%
Neutral - 6%

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