Rashid Irani

  • Nov 04, 2011 02:31 ISTAbroad Spectrum

    Vengeance, they hollered

    A carefully crafted if clichéd caper comedy, Tower Heist strives to be a lot more than what it really is. It wants to be as breezy as the Ocean’s11 trilogy. What it delivers, though, is altogether a different matter.

  • Apr 15, 2011 01:52 ISTAbroad Spectrum

    On the medium range

    The basic plot of this mistaken-identity thriller is hardly original. Adapted from a little-known French page-turner, Unknown borrows plot elements from the films of Alfred Hitchcock, besides the amnesia-addled adventures of the Bourne trilogy.

  • Mar 04, 2011 01:46 IST

    That touch of class

    For once, the upbeat word of mouth of a multiple Academy Award winning film is more than justified. The King’s Speech is an utterly entrancing historical drama that narrates the fascinating but largely unknown story of the man who would become King George VI. Rashid Irani writes.

  • Jan 28, 2011 01:00 ISTAbroad Spectrum

    Just another potBoyler

    127 hoursDirection: Danny BoyleCast: James Franco, Clemence PoesyRating: ** 1/2

  • Jun 14, 2008 03:11 IST

    Review: The Happening

    Shyamalan doesn’t rush the plot, preferring instead to offer incremental bits of information which deliver unnerving chills, writes Rashid Irani.

  • Jun 21, 2008 11:30 IST

    Review: The Incredible Hulk

    Following his movie debut five years ago in Ang Lee’s The Hulk, the gargantuan green-skinned superhero returns in this re-imagining of the classic Marvel comic book character, writes Rashid Irani.

  • Nov 21, 2008 19:08 IST

    Review: Death Race

    Set some four years in the future, Death Race envisions a grim, dystopian world, writes Rashid Irani.

  • Nov 21, 2008 19:10 IST

    Review: Mirrors

    Unintentionally funny at times, the narrative is cluttered with cringe-worthy dialogue as well as an extra-busy background music score, writes Rashid Irani.

  • Nov 21, 2008 23:37 IST

    Review: Death Race

    Set some four years in the future, Death Race envisions a grim, dystopian world. Since the economy has nose-dived, crime is on the upswing, writes Rashid Irani.

  • Nov 21, 2008 23:45 IST

    Nightmare strikes

    We are expected to sympathise with the plight of a New York policeman-turned-security guard. He has to grapple with a malevolent force lurking behind the mirrors of a burned-out department store, writes Rashid Irani.

  • Nov 29, 2008 21:03 IST

    Review: RockNrolla

    Shot on high-definition video, this RockNSteal caper isn’t as slick or speedy as Ritchie’s cult heist flicks Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrel and Snatch, writes Rashid Irani.

  • Nov 29, 2008 21:07 IST

    Review: Max Payne

    Be that as it may, in these times of shocking violence and unimaginable devastation, Max Payne doesn’t exactly make for recommended viewing, writes Rashid Irani.

  • Dec 06, 2008 22:32 IST

    Review: Burn after reading

    It’s sassy, stylish and often darkly hilarious. The Coen brothers follow up their 2007 Oscar triumph No Country for Old Men (still not been released here) with this farcical thriller set in the corridors of power of Washington DC, writes Rashid Irani.

  • Dec 06, 2008 22:41 IST

    Review: Transporter 3

    The third installment in the unremarkable if popular action series brings back Jason Statham as a tough-as-nails mercenary. Result: Transporter 3 smacks of the slipshod mayhem of the first two collaborations, writes Rashid Irani.

  • Dec 06, 2008 22:47 IST

    Review: Razzle dazzle : A Journey into dance

    Evidently the aim is to hook the pre-teenager with a show biz story revolving around children’s dance troupes. And Australian director Ashton’s low-budget comedy is intermittently successful in its bid to win a niche audience, writes Rashid Irani.