Rocky Handsome (2016) Hindi Movie Review | Critic Reviews

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Total Reviews - 10
Average Rating - 4.2/10
Yes - 1
No - 7
Neutral - 2

Critic Reviews Rocky Handsome

  • CNN IBN | Review By -Rajeev Masand Rating-4/10
John Abraham performs these portions convincingly. He’s in beast mode for the bulk of the film, and there’s a strange thrill in watching him dispatch the bad guys systematically. He’s sincere even in the quieter bits with the little girl next door, but eventually let down by the corny dialogue and a script that’s steeped in cliché, right down to the assassin’s tragic back-story.I’m going with a generous two out of five for Rocky Handsome.
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  • Times Of India | Review By -Renuka Vyavahare Rating-5/10
Barring the fast-paced fist and knife fights, the movie fails on various grounds. It is a classic case of style over substance. And sadly, it doesn't look stylish either. The Hindi remake of a Korean film struggles to blend action and emotion. Its need to infuse drama kills the thrill of its sleek and ruthless action. Also, the whole patriotic backstory for Kabir further spoils the aura of his mysterious hoodie sporting character. The climax is stretched for way too long.
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  • Indian Express | Review By -Shubhra Gupta Rating-2/10
A drug-mafia infested Goa plus menacing mobsters plus a little girl who goes missing plus​ a ​muscled ​man ​on a​ mission is equal to ‘Rocky Handsome’. What all of it basically comes down to is this: a sculpted John Abraham donning a black singlet–pajamas–​combat ​ cap, walking slo-mo down corridors, beating the c—p out of sundry bad guys. Or ​slashing​ holes into ‘em. Same difference. That is the sole purpose of this film.
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  • Mid Day | Review By -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-4/10
The only good part is its action sequences, which might have been directly borrowed from the original Korean film. It looks like John comes back to life every time he throws his punches around or breaks people’s bones with absolute ease. His body, his personality and his moves make us want to believe that he can take on an army single-handedly.
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  • Rediff | Review By -Sukanya Verma Rating-3/10
Gore and grace go hand in hand in its nimbly choreographed combats. Rocky Handsome disappoints on that front too. Kamath spends a sweet amount of time building up the hero's arrival on the scene and projection but as soon as it's slaughter time, the camera slips in a crazy rush to document the bloodshed. What survives is limp and spiritless.
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  • Bollywood Hungama | Review By -BH Network Rating-7/10
On the whole, ROCKY HANDSOME is for people who like action films. Despite the film having a simple plot, it has been garnished with engrossing drama and action stunningly. One can find the right mix of tension, action, emotion under one roof. A well-made action thriller!
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  • Hindustan Times | Review By -Rohit Vats Rating-4/10
Rocky Handsome may seem a jumbled up version of John Abraham to some, and this is the third time he is playing Kabir. Too much of self-introspection and alter ego, eh? John Abraham … err … Rocky Handsome is a very average film with some finely executed action sequences on display. But, make no mistake: Don’t expect anything more from this film.
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  • Koimoi | Review By -Abhijit Badjugar Rating-4/10
Rocky Handsome is an action packed movie of a person who wants save a little girl from a drug mafia as his ultimate redemption. Unfortunately, it only has great action scenes and nothing else. Weak storyline combined with an ordinary execution. My rating: 2/5
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  • NDTV | Review By -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-4/10
Unapologetically gory and visceral, Rocky Handsome revels in relentless violence. But for a film about a 'trained assassin' and his bonding with a hapless child in desperate need of help, it is woefully low on emotional muscle. The result is a slick, stylistically derivative neo-noir thriller that is surprisingly humdrum. A full-on rehash of a 2010 Korean action flick (The Man from Nowhere), Rocky Handsome is set in a Goa where criminal cretins craw
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  • DNA | Review By -Sarita Tanwar Rating-5/10
The film’s biggest drawback is Nishikant’s inability to connect the action with the emotion in the film despite the fact that he had all the material. He fails most in establishing the bonding between Rocky and Naomi – which is actually the premise for all the action. Instead, there is more focus on Rocky’s past (Shruti Hassan), which has nothing to do with the film’s main plot-point. The screenplay by Ritesh Shah is very weak
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John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nathalia Kaur, Diya Chalwad, Nishikant Kamat, Sharad Kelkar, Shiv Kumar Subramaniam, Suhasini Mulay, Teddy Maurya, Kazu Patrick
Nishikant Kamat
Ritesh Shah
Ritesh Shah
Shanker Raman
Ankit Tiwari, Bombay Rockers, Inder Bawra, Sunny Bawra
produced by: 
John Abraham, Kuldeep Rathore, Sunir Kheterpal
Action, Thriller
run time: 
126 minutes
censor certification: