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Kites

Overview


Genre :

Romance, Comedy, Drama

Release Date :

May 21, 2010 (Limited)

Director :

Anurag Basu

Starring :

Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Steven Michael Quezada, Luce Rains, Kabir Bedi, Kangana Ranaut, Nicholas Brown

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

“..You have been warned..”
by David Chute [Village Voice]
“..The result is a lovers-on-the-lam blast of pure pulp escapism, so devoted to diversion that you probably won't even notice the corn..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [NY Times]
3 of 4

“..the overblown action is all part of a piece in a giddy, hyperbolic style that has made Bollywood more popular than Hollywood to much of the world..”
by Ted Fry [Seattle Times]
2.5 of 5

“..The film is rousing, but it does not soar..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]
“..The deliriously entertaining and shamelessly derivative Hindi "Kites" owes more to Hollywood than Bollywood..”
by Peter DeBruge [Variety]
“..The constantly shifting tone can be off-putting at first but, by the third act, you find the characters and story growing on you and the romance, despite the histrionics, moving..”
by Annlee Ellingson [Moving Pictures Magazine]
“..Kites does carry one distinguishing feature of Bollywood film: the primacy of fate..”
by Frank Lovece [Film Journal International]
“..It tells a simple story - an almost archetypal story - but it does so with a lot of passion and technical sophistication..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..Indian star Hrithik Roshan makes a striking international debut in an ambitious Bollywood crossover film..”
by Lisa Tsering [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..If you don't like the genre, wait three minutes..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 4

“..an intense, exciting and highly entertaining film..”
by Bruce DeMara [Toronto Star]
3.5 of 5

“.."Kites" is so heady and naive a brew, it would have been perfect for the silent screen..”
by Kevin Thomas [LA Times]

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