Bollywood Hungama - Taran Adarsh’s Rating: 3.5
Tezz is a taut, entertaining action spectacle. Those with an appetite for well-made thrillers should lap it up!
Glamsham - Martin D'Souza’s Rating: 3.5
There's a bit of the Keanu Reeves starrer Speed and the Bruce Willis starrer Die Hard in Tezz. The three star rating is purely for the gripping, Hollywood-like action.
Times of India - Gaurav Malani’s Rating: 3
Tezz is fast enough for you to keep track of its inconsistencies and manages to reach its target.
Rediff - Shaikh Ayaz’s Rating: 2.5
Tezz is fast and lives up to its title, but it is also its title that gives away its source - Jan de Bont's 1994 thriller Speed. That was an excellent film and though Tezz may not be as good as that, it doesn't make too many demands on your time. And that's not such a bad thing at all.
Koimoi - Mrigank Dhaniwala’s Rating: 2.5
Tezz is an average entertainer at best. Ajay Devgn and Anil Kapoor’s performances and a few action sequences are its main attractions, while the ineffective drama in the first half, the lack of emotional connect between the characters in the film, the below-average visual effects its minus points.
Daily Baskar’s Rating: 2.5
Fascinating first half, power-packed performances, classy cinematography and VFX, hard-hitting dialogues, direction are strong points. Weak storyline, music, editing are the drawbacks. Overall, Tezz deserves a one-time watch as it doesn’t disappoint.
India Today - Kaveree Bamzai’s Rating: 2
Tezz has taught me the following things. Only Indians wear dark glasses in London. Anil Kapoor will always speak English in a Slumdog Millionaire accent. And Indians can always be found because they abuse other people's mothers.
Hindustan Times - Anupama Chopra’s Rating: 2
Tezz is an unapologetic, unacknowledged copy of the 1975 Japanese film The Bullet Train. Director Priyadarshan and writer Robin Bhatt liberally lift the plot and entire sequences from the film. So here too, we have a bomb on a train that will blow up if the train slows down. But protagonists in Hindi cinema who indulge in criminal activities must be accessorised with a suitably tragic backstory.
DNA - Blessy Chettiar’s Rating: 1.5
May be Priyadarshan should stick to mindless comedies, so we can be sure we’re in safe territory. You won’t be missing much if you skipped Tezz.
CNN IBN - Rajeev Masand’s Rating: 1.5
Tezz has many of the ingredients for an engaging, fast-paced thriller. What it needed was a director to assemble its parts and make them work. Alas, Priyadarshan is content with merely filming. I'm going with one-and-a-half out of five for Tezz, awfully boring for a film that promises speed and thrills.