War Reviews (Top Critics)

Taran Adarsh
By Taran Adarsh (4/5)

One Word Review... War: BLOCKBUSTER. Escapist cinema at its best... Aces: Hrithik and Tiger's power-packed act and chemistry + dazzling action pieces + stunning visual appeal + ample thrills, twists, suspense... Dear BO, get ready for the typhoon.

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By Anupama Chopra

War is a battle won by beauty - specifically Hrithik Roshan's beauty. As special agent Kabir, the actor is back to putting his dazzling good looks and suave style into service the way he did in his debut film Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai and Dhoom 2. Director Siddharth Anand and this film are as mesmerized by him as we are. So in one scene, Hrithik just walks out of a helicopter - he doesn't even run like Shah Rukh Khan did in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. But everyone including the Colonel Kabir reports to, is transfixed. Kabir's sideburns are grey, his face is lined and lacerated.

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By Devesh Sharma (3/5)

Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) and Khalid (Tiger Shroff) have a teacher-student relationship of sorts. Both work for a mysterious Indian intelligence agency. The film opens with Kabir going rogue. Khalid, who has always looked up to his senior officer is most hurt by this change. He wants to capture and interrogate Kabir before he kills any more security personnel.

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By Umesh Punwani (2.5/5)

As the trailer suggested, War is a story about an agent, from Indian Intelligence, named Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) going rogue for the reasons best known to him. His protege Khalid (Tiger Shroff) gets the mission of shooting Kabir on the spot. A flashback takes us two years ago from the present day to build up the bromance between Kabir & Khalid. There it's revealed that Khalid is the son of a traitor who was killed by Kabir.

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The Hindu
By Namrata Joshi

Somewhere in the middle of War, intelligence agent Neha (Anupriya Goenka) coquettishly tells her boss Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) that she is willing to elope and get married to him, were he to ask her. To which agent Khalid (Tiger Shroff) with eyes bashfully down, a shy smile playing on his lips, tells her to fall in line. All with an unmistakable and cute proprietorial air; not reserved for Neha mind you, but for Kabir.

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By Urmimala Banerjee (3.5/5)

A top Indian intelligence officer and sniper Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) has turned rogue. He is behind the assassination of a high-profile personality and the job of hunting him down is given to Khaled (Tiger Shroff) his protege. What follows is a tale of some neat twists and jaw-dropping action sequences filmed in some exotic locations.

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By Sukanya Verma (3/5)

There's an unofficial genre of Hindi movies. Some may confuse it for masala. But not everything excessive or logic-defying is masala. Its requirements are much more wide-ranging and wholesome than it gets credit for. I am referring to the star vehicle. Under this sub-genre, who headlines the movie is enough to determine the bang for your buck.

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Hindustan Times
By Monika Rawal Kukreja

War has swag, style and sass in abundance, and comes peppered with high-octane action scenes, car-and-bike chases and jaw-dropping series of twists. What else do you expect from a film that has Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff as the lead pair? Directed by Siddharth Anand, War is an espionage thriller that serves you with just the right amount of action, humour and tops it with ridiculously good-looking people.

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The Indian Express
By Shubhra Gupta (2/5)

Every frame bristling with the combined smirk-and-swag of Hrithik-Tiger? Check. Lavish locations all around the world? Present and accounted for. Lots of fast-paced chases? War has all of the above, and yet, it's in the not quite there zone: not quite smart enough, and most importantly, not quite new enough.

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By Anna M.M. Vetticad (2/5)

It is a good time to be a woman Bollywood viewer. No, revise that to woman, man and anyone else who likes hot-looking dudes. Because we live in an era when we know without question that if a film stars Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, then irrespective of how the screenplay pans out, it will deliver pay-off in the form of dance jugalbandis between these two, thrilling physical stunts and at least one of them shedding his shirt to flash a perfectly worked out torso.

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By Saibal Chatterjee (1.5/5)

One minor character in Siddharth Anand's War is a plastic surgeon who plies her trade in Zurich. She is the world's best, no less. But all she has in the film are a couple of fleeting sequences. She should have stayed longer, gone to work on this monstrous mess of a film and pared it down to its bare-bones essentials. But then, that would have added up to zip.

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By Bollywood Hungama (4/5)

WAR is the story of two patriotic soldiers fighting against each other. Khalid (Tiger Shroff) is the son of an army officer, who had joined hands with the enemies. As soon as Khalid's mother (Soni Razdan) found out, she informed the army and the father got killed by fellow officer, Kabir (Hrithik Roshan). For an important mission, Khalid is assigned a part in Kabir's team. Kabir obviously is apprehensive but Khalid wins him over with his loyalty and bravery.

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By Nairita Mukherjee (2.5/5)

If we told you that the Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff starrer War was actually directed by Abbas-Mustan, and not Siddharth Anand, you'd believe us by the end of the 2-hour-34-minute action thriller. Such are the twists and turns. A particular scene where Hrithik Roshan aka Kabir literally drives off an about-to-crash Army plane in a Jeep quite like Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham's Race 2 makes it extra believable.

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By Ritika Handoo (3/5)

If 'Dhoom' had an unannounced fourth instalment, then 'War' could be the answer. Director Siddharth Anand's adrenaline pumping actioner is the big October 2 release which is eyeing an extended weekend, raking in the moolah at ticket counters. And why not, when you have Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff together packing some hard punches and flying high kicks.

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By Vinamra Mathur (2.5/5)

Bollywood has always believed in herd mentality. Let's talk about Yash Raj Films, they didn't really taste the kind of success they expected from ambitious outings like Fan, Befikre and Thugs Of Hindostan. Given how the nation is lapping up to the abundant doses of nationalism and patriotism fueled by Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and even Vicky Kaushal, this production house joins the bandwagon too.

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By Vishal Verma (3/5)

This YRF big ticket after the laughable dud THUGS OF HINDOSTAN plays very safe and is 'bang' on in cashing the best saleable qualities of Hrithik and Tiger. Fans will be delighted. Hrithik and Tiger fight together, dance together and share a great camaraderie. Thankfully they don't fall in love together with a same woman so Siddharth Anand can pat his back for at least avoiding once clich in this familiar cat and mouse routine. Siddharth Anand tries to cover the weak plot that lacks logic with high octane action and succeeds to considerable extent.

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The Times Of India
By Rachit Gupta (3/5)

India's super-soldier Kabir (Hrithik Roshan) goes rogue after killing his handler on an assassination mission. Kabir's protg Khalid (Tiger Shroff) is tasked with tracking his mentor down and bringing him to justice.

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