Dhoom 3

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  • Release Date: Dec 20, 2013

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Danny Bowes
    Dec 25, 2013
    Dhoom: 3 has — by far — the best action set pieces of the series.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Stamets
    Dec 20, 2013
    Dhoom:3 entertains as a spectacle of chases, bank capers, magic acts and song-and-dance numbers.
  3. Reviewed by: David Chute
    Dec 21, 2013
    At their best, the lush yet punchy musical numbers that Acharya stages for Dhoom: 3 reach giddy heights of pop romanticism.
  4. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Dec 22, 2013
    “Dhoom 3” is very much the Aamir Khan show.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Dec 21, 2013
    But be patient, because the narrative and thrills speed up in the second half. The big plot twist has been ripped off from Christopher Nolan'sBut be patient, because the narrative and thrills speed up in the second half. The big plot twist has been ripped off from Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, which was based on a book of the same name, but still, what Aamir does with it is remarkable. He's endearing, sweet and sad all at once. You can't look away from him. None of the others is as compelling Uday Chopra does nicely as the tapori Ali, leaving the proceedings with much-needed humour. Abhishek Bachchan is serviceable and Katrina Kaif does what she is required to do, which is, look stunning. But I think the motorcycles have more screen time than her. So see Dhoom:3 with your expectations at half-mast. It's not the popcorn thrill ride that I expected. There isn't enough joy in it. But Aamir and the stupendous action make it worth watching. Full Review »
  2. Dec 22, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Without beating around the bush I have to state that Dhoom 3 was the worst movie I have ever seen. I mean I wouldn’t have been that disappointed if this movie had been the first in the series. After two above the average movies in the series with memorable acting, style and songs one expects certain standard of quality from the new one. But it was way below the standard, way below !
    The biggest letdown were the action sequences. Seriously, fighting with an Auto-Rickshaw That’s really a sorry opening scene for Mr. Abhishek. And of course the bike scenes. The movie was more concerned as to how the thief was evading the cops rather than the actual robbery. That’s really irritating. Because you see there is no thrill in that. You know eventually they are gonna get away, atleast with the robbery you get to see some innovative ideas for the heist like in Dhoom 2(though they were cheesy too). But still we get some thrill in the chasing scenes in this movie, like the bike can balance on a rope, remodel itself appropriately in tricky situations (like for instance a motorboat), and conjoin with another bike, jump whenever there is an obstacle, and in all these moment the cops are so stunned that they just can’t pull their triggers Those were by far the most intolerable scenes. And adding to the agony was the same Dhoom tune playing over and again in the background. It’s like Pritam was really lazy to do anything regarding this movie. Same goes for the songs, they which were much usual and old-fashioned.
    Now given the genre of the movie there cannot be many complaints about the character development, except for the thief i.e. The Clown. The movie had a sad and promising part in it, relating to The Clown (the twins). Like how one of them had to spend the whole time in the box, still being the integral part of the magic act, but the other got the whole credit. How one of them had the whole world to him, and the other just his acts. Yes there was a proper basic idea, that too portrayed Mr. Perfectionist himself, in the movie which could have been utilized to make a better soul touching movie, but they just made an another action-masala movie.
    The movie was basically about ‘The Clown’ itself, and Aamir Khan carried out the role with perfection. Whether it was the eccentric magician or the schoolboy kid. But then again there was no actual robbery but ridiculous chasing scenes which made no justification to his acting. Surprisingly Abhishek was better in this movie acting wise from the previous movies. Changing over from bad cop to good cop was something new from him. Uday Chopra had to just carry out the same acting from previous movies, hell he wasn’t required in this one. Katrina Kaif had an important role playing the love interest of one of the Aamir, but then again her character was treated poorly with no conviction.
    All in all review:
    Action: 1/5
    Music: 2/5
    Direction: 2/5
    Acting: 3/5
    Overall: 1.5/5
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  3. Dec 22, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. with the exception of judgement i have conclusion that D3 have shown the good colors of Indian cinema.. the movie is astounding Aamir Khan, the actor have made a real good journey with spectators and the possible outcome had presented itself as the most focused screenplay for now

    a magician, father of a boy named Sahir (aamir) shoots himself as he is in debt and bank refuses to give him more time.. this is the spoiler... it is entirely focused on that REVENGE plot... sahir breaks down the man who he thinks was responsible... but in performance as he shows the trick it is revealed that sahir have a twin brother..samar..(aamir) who plans this whole events... and in the end both die..
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