RA. One

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Oct 29, 2011
    100
    Anubhav Sinha's exhilarating fantasy Ra.One is Bollywood at its best. It has energy, spectacle and humor, song and dance, but razzle-dazzle special effects and action stunts never overwhelm its story of enduring love that unfolds amid an intricate and inspired sci-fi odyssey.
  2. Reviewed by: Andrew O'Hehir
    Oct 28, 2011
    80
    If you're bored by the action scenes or the love story or the dopey domestic comedy, just wait three minutes for something else to come along - and whoever you are, you won't be bored by the musical numbers!
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Oct 28, 2011
    80
    This wildly entertaining Bollywood action-comedy, with Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan in two roles, pays homage to such '90s flicks as "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "The Matrix," adding whimsy and loads of heart.
  4. Reviewed by: Kirk Honeycutt
    Oct 26, 2011
    70
    You don't have to be an enthusiast of Bollywood to embrace RA.ONE, but it sure would help.
  5. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    Oct 26, 2011
    60
    If the storytelling disappoints (shocking!), the film mostly doesn't. It relies on action and effects and Bollywood's trump card, star power, to carry the day. This is Mr. Khan's movie, and once he sheds Shekhar's droopy locks, he shines as the deadpan, action-hero robot with digital snot and smooth moves on the dance floor.
  6. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Oct 28, 2011
    50
    Much of the film is marked by a sense of dead air, owing to the fact that there's not a lot of story, but nevertheless, per Bollywood conventions, a lot of time to fill.
  7. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Oct 29, 2011
    25
    But all the charm in the world wouldn't make Ra.One's sanctimoniousness seem any more genuine.
  8. 25
    And yes, the super effects are fantastic. But overall, Ra.One fails to impress.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. Jan 22, 2012
    0
    This is the worst film of Shah rukh khan which is a big zero. This movie is waist of time. Don't think of watching it. From a big zero. BetterThis is the worst film of Shah rukh khan which is a big zero. This movie is waist of time. Don't think of watching it. From a big zero. Better luck next time king khan. Full Review »
  2. Jun 11, 2012
    1
    This film shamelessly copies T2, The Matrix and many other western scifi/action movies but does everything much, MUCH worse. It's difficult toThis film shamelessly copies T2, The Matrix and many other western scifi/action movies but does everything much, MUCH worse. It's difficult to describe how ridiculous it is: compared to this film Steven Segal's movies look like works of profound existentialism. The acting is terrible, the story sucks, the music makes your ears bleed and there are several 'musical/dance' scenes that only serve to make this piece of crap 156 mins long. There was a joke in India that admittance to this film was free but that you had to pay to leave the screening early and that the film made it's money that way. With films like this don't make much chance to get a western audience either. Watch at your own risk! Full Review »
  3. Jan 22, 2012
    0
    There is full of nonsense in the film full of waist. Mr. Khan you are doing all fake and childish action movies grow up man. Learn fromThere is full of nonsense in the film full of waist. Mr. Khan you are doing all fake and childish action movies grow up man. Learn from Hollywood. I am giving zero only for the concept of the film otherwise this movie deserve less than zero. Full Review »