• Release Date: Feb 12, 2010
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Reviewed by: David Chute
    70
    In writer-director Rajkumar Hirani's tuneful, enjoyable college comedy, 3 Idiots, Khan plays "Rancho," an engineering student so brilliant that he barely has to break a sweat to place first in his class.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    70
    There's an unavoidable joie de vivre (symbolized by Rancho's meditative mantra "All is well") and a performance charm that make this one of the more naturally gregarious Bollywood imports.
  3. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    70
    3 Idiots takes a while to lay out its game plan but pays off emotionally in its second half.
  4. Reviewed by: Lisa Tsering
    60
    The film's good points, though, are marred by a slow start and a nerve-jangling soundtrack.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 21, 2011
    9
    It is a long movie but I am still eager to re-watch it. The actors have brought their great sense of humor to the screen play in an almost flawless way. The mixed feeling of touching and funny are just dramatic enough. My teardrop have hit the ground for several times when it comes to those touching scenes. It may be the best comedy that I have ever watched. Full Review »
  2. EggyG.
    Feb 15, 2010
    10
    Don't expect much but turns out 3 idiot is the best bollywood movie I've seen yet. The production is bollywood standard, BUT the story, characters and acting are really charming & brilliant. I just can't stop laughing and sometimes touched with this 3 hour roller coaster fiasco. Full Review »
  3. bambyh.
    Feb 15, 2010
    10
    This movies strength is in the storytelling...and it was fun to watch.