Shirish Kunder's latest Hindi movie Joker starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in leads, is a mass entertainer movie and it has bagged all negative reviews from film critics. Akki's rocking performance, music and cinematography are its major highlights; and predictable, illogical story and dragging narration are its drawbacks. The fantasy adventure flick has been rated an average 1.5 out of 5. Continue to read film critics' verdict.
Critics Score - 29
Glamsham - Martin D'Souza's Rating: 2.5
Joker is an alien concept. All that you take home from JOKER is a few stray laughs.
Oneindia - Nabanita's Rating: 2
Joker is one-time watch as it is a mass entertainer and delivers a lovely message. But note one important thing: Do not fail to carry a Disprin tablet, as it might leave you suffering from a severe headache in the second half.
Koimoi - Roshni Devi's Rating: 2
What's Good: The direction; the music; the cinematography; some puns. What's Bad: The predictable storyline. Watch or Not?: It's a timepass watch but not really engrossing.
Rediff - Raja Sen's Rating: 1.5
There isn't a single line in Shirish Kunder's Joker that actually works, leaving us with a film that, while commendably brisk in a 100-minute package, refuses to get going at all.
NDTV - Saibal Chatterjee's Rating: 1
Akshay Kumar is as good as he can be - and that isn't all that good. Sonakshi sleepwalks through the film, grinning and frowning as he drowns in the morass. Give Joker a miss if you value your sanity and money. It gives commercial Hindi cinema a bad name.
Bollywood Hungama - Taran Adarsh's Rating: 1
JOKER is a joke of a film. Disaster!
Yahoo - Kunal Guha's Rating: 0
Kunder is the mastermind behind this 40-crore catastrophe and is solely responsible for this outer-world disaster. Making a film featuring aliens is entirely different from one that is for them and that is the only concern that Kunder overlooked while clowning around behind the camera. None of the songs will make it into any charts and the ‘Jugnu' number has a creepy resemblance to 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'.