Housefull 2 gets average reviews from film critics

Monday, April 9, 2012, 18:55 [IST]

Housefull 2 gets average reviews from critics

Sajid Khan's latest directorial venture Housefull 2 is a comic thriller, which features Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Ritesh Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, and Asin, Jacqueline Fernandes, Zarine Khan in the leads. The movie has received average reviews from the film critics. Akshay-John performances have been raved by the critics, while Sajid Khan was criticised for the flaw in its plot and narration. The film has been rated 2.7 out of 5. Continue to read film critics’ verdict.

Times of India - Gaurav Malani's Rating: 4
Housefull 2 is neither fully gratifying nor a house-of-horror like its prequel (or its equivalents).

Bollywood Hungama - Taran Adarsh's Rating: 3.5
Housefull 2 is a madcap entertainer that gets the viewer giggling, yelling, whistling and applauding in his seat and you completely savor the fact that the spectators parked around you too are utterly engaged in the chaos and seeking maximum pleasure from the on-screen happenings.

Glamsham - Martin D'Souza's Rating: 3.5
Don't go looking for a masterpiece; Housefull 2 delivers what it promises. Having said that, if the editing was a little sharper, 20 minutes snipped off would have made this film even more hilarious.

Koimoi - Mrigank Dhaniwala's Rating: 3.5
Housefull 2 entertains. It will do good business at the box-office. What’s Good: The entertaining screenplay; a majority of the comedy dialogues; Akshay Kumar’s performance. What’s Bad: A few gags that don’t work; a few boring portions in the pre-interval portion.

NDTV - IANS's Rating: 3.5
The plot, characters and situations keep the chuckle fest vibrant and alive and the audience can't help getting infected by the non-stop party mood.

Oneindia's Rating: 3
The intellectual class may call it 'nonsensical' and 'mindless', but what the aam janta expects is a full-too entertainment and sufficient tummy laughs out of a loud masala movie. Promising the same, here's Sajid Khan's madcap entertainer Housefull 2, that might leave you laugh your socks off mindlessly.

Hindustan Times - Anupama Chopra's Rating: 2
But then the Housefull crew never promised us story, performances, characters, craft. In an interview, Akshay Kumar said that the film has 'love, letch and lots of adventure.' If that's what you look for in the movies, by all means venture in.

DNA - Kanika Sikka's Rating: 2
One does agree there is a genre called madcap comedy and intelligence has nothing to do with it. Yet again, you cannot question the sensibility of the cine-goers today and all one demands from movies today is reasonable humour. Go in with a promise that you’ll be entertained, but don’t expect an exhilarating journey.

CNN IBN - Rajeev Masand's Rating: 1.5
Housefull 2 is for four-year-olds who don’t know any better. For anyone with taste, or anyone seeking genuine laughs, there’s nothing here. I’m going with one out of five for director Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2. I’d rather watch reruns of his TV shows instead; they were pure gold compared to this drivel!

Rediff - Raja Sen's Rating: 1
Housefull 2 is an unfunny mess. It is shamefully bad. So bad that Ranjeet - the rapey villain of yore - who appears in one scene, is the most dignified thing about the film.

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