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  • Summary: Based on a book by Hussain Zaidi, Black Friday is the story of the 1993 bomb blasts that killed 257 people in Mumbai.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday is a superb and devastating piece of cinema that with justification can be compared favorably to Gillo Pontocorvo's classic "The Battle of Algiers" in its dispassionate yet sweeping journalistic inquiry into cataclysmic social and political events.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    80
    Epic and raw, Black Friday is cut from the same bloody cloth as "Salvador" and "Munich."
  3. 80
    The movie would be all crisp surfaces without the internal combustion of Menon, as a man who bears down on familiar procedures in order to avoid being overwhelmed by his emotions.
  4. 75
    Opening with the Mohandas Gandhi epigram "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind," it humanizes the bombers without excusing their actions.
  5. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    60
    Despite its large cast and complex criss-crossing from past to present, the movie rarely catches fire as an involving human drama.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AjeetM.
    Feb 19, 2007
    10
    Amazing direction. Hats of the actor behind the face of angry Tiger Memon.
  2. Dec 31, 2010
    10
    Indian films are rarely based on books, and they heavily account for their bad screenplay. Anurag Kashyapâ