Rustom Movie Review from top publications & Bollywood critics.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
Akshay’s cool, calm, composed avatar is bound to floor many, and not just his ardent fans. There is little in this film that could displease the actor’s constituency.
Rustom is largely inoffensive, even passable in the main, but could have been infinitely better had the screenplay not been so utterly conventional and unimaginative.
Ratings:3/5 Review By:Renuka Vyvahare Site:TOI
Akshay Kumar is the backbone of Rustom. The Khiladi renders one of the most understated performances of his career, proving yet again that he can play a range of diverse roles with aplomb. The plot is interesting if not engaging.
However, Rustom lacks the unnerving tension exuded by well made courtroom dramas like A Few Good Men (1992). It is not the gripping thriller one expects it to be, given the controversial case it’s based on. It tries to unfold like a whodunnit, and falters in its execution.
Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
There is not a single frisson of excitement or fear or real emotion: How could the filmmakers have turned a crime of such high passion into such a dreary piece of work?
The film, despite its many concessions to ‘reality’, worked because the star made sure he was believable. The only time we connect with Rustom is when we are allowed to see the anguish and pained resolve in Akshay’s eyes.
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Kamaal Rashid Khan Site:YouTube
Ratings:2/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Hindustan Times
The film is brave enough to give us a man who is so evolved that he understands and forgives his errant wife. But instead of exploring the dynamics of this, we get lost in heroism, corruption and courtroom dramatics. And truthfully, the only thing Parsi about Akshay is his character’s name.
Rustom is an opportunity lost.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Kunal Guha Site:Mumbai Mirror
Akshay Kumar in a uniform is enough to do no wrong. He sinks into his character’s regimented manner and decided demeanour with conviction. Ileana D’Cruz as the perennially teary wife is a mere prop, while Esha Gupta steals the show (unintentionally) with her OTT makeup and her misplaced expressions.
This one’s worth a watch only for Akshay Kumar. But if you’re looking for laughs, Esha Gupta could help too.