Salman Khan’s highly anticipated action thriller, Race 3 helmed by Remo D’Souza has finally hit theatres today. Apart from Salman, the film also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem and Freddy Daruwala. Although the film was expected to be a bigger and better than the previous two from the franchise, critics are highly disappointed . The movie has received a U/A certificate from the censor board and its runtime is 2.38 hours.
Prior to its release, Salman Khan’s Race 3 had already crushed Aamir Khan’s Dangal. The action thriller that hit theatres today sold its satellite rights for a whopping Rs 130 crore. Salman Khan’s Race 3, is just a film that has taken action to a new level with its high octane sequences. However, critics feel that even that ends up looking funny at some places. The film was shot on a very high budget at exotic locations including Thailand, Abu Dhabi as well as Mumbai. However, did it live upto the hype it had created ? Read the reviews below to find out..
Hindustan Times : Salman plays to the gallery exactly the way you wanted him to do. He delivers dialogues before going full throttle. Sustaining the momentum is what Race 3 all about. If a scene has the potential to evoke whistles, it will go on and on till audience actually does so. Race 3 isn’t pretentious. Salman Khan and company never hint that they’re making a cerebral film, or a film that would offer you anything beyond unabashed entertainment in true Bollywood style. There is an army of actors who swirl, twirl and hurl bullets and dialogues at will. The problem is when the thrilling bits end up comic, unintentionally so.
Scroll.in : The sibling directors Abbas-Mustan must be laughing up their matching white sleeves, wondering how a cheerfully tacky but occasionally enjoyable franchise built on the themes of seduction and betrayal could get derailed in such spectacular fashion.The unpardonably long movie (160 minutes) has been directed by choreographer-turned-director Remo, who appears to have been too much in awe of his leading man to have actually given him any basic instructions on the sets. The dialogue strains to be funny, and provokes humour in the wrong places. The action sequences are of the same vintage as Khan’s movies from the 1990s.
NDTV : The screenplay is abysmal, the dialogues laboured, the performances perfunctory, and the final outcome a sorry wreck of a movie that blows up more automobiles per capita than a Rohit Shetty flick. Some in the audience might be charitable enough to describe Race 3 as a slick and stylish actioner designed for Salman Khan. But the potboiler puts far too much store by the actor’s star power to feel the need to focus attention on the more significant aspects of filmmaking and the rest of the cast. In the bargain, neither its pace nor its slew of thrills are hot enough to carry it over the finishing line in one coherent piece. Well, the climax of Race 3 does pack some punch – both Salman and Bobby drop their shirts – but it is, in the end, a case of too little too late.