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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Neerja (2016) Neerja is a taut tearjerker that aims for a lump in the throat rather than full-out bawling.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
100% Kapoor & Sons - Since 1921 (2016) Shakun Batra's beautifully performed drama, about a family lurching from one crisis to the next, is part of a recent development towards 'Happy endings with reservations' in popular Hindi cinema.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
100% Aligarh (2016) The movie is most powerful as a miniature about a man who prefers the comforts of the shadows rather than the glare of the spotlight.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2016
100% Nil Battey Sannata (2016) It's these well-observed and deftly directed scenes that hit their mark in a movie about the ability of mathematics to reveal the perfect formula for happiness.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
100% Sairat (2016) Rajguru is especially stunning as Archana. Her command over her character never slips, and as the movie enters darker territory, her performance acquires deeper layers of empathy and meaning.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
100% Pink (2016) The coherence, intelligence and sensitivity with which Pink approaches tricky material is so rare in popular cinema that it is almost possible to ignore the occasional sermonising, tonal shifts, and reliance on a knight to save the distressed damsels.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
100% CRD (2016) The raw power of the improvisational scenes flows from the three outstanding central performances, which are backed by equally good supporting ones.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
100% Paddington 2 (2018) The lightweight material and charmingly quaint depiction of a London that surely exists only in colouring books prove as hard to resist as Paddington's warm brown eyes.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
100% Budhia Singh: Born To Run (2016) This sports biopic wants to be black and white, but it's actually a nice shade of grey.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
100% Poorna (2017) Priya's carefree spirit, stifled by convention, and Poorna's hard-earned courage, bolstered by Priya's sacrifice, elevate a standard-issue celebration of achievement and national glory into something tender, moving and actually inspiring.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
100% You Are My Sunday (Tu Hai Mera Sunday) (2016) Through its cross-weave of characters and subplots, Tu Hai Mera Sunday suggests that the spirit of Mumbai isn't a cliché. All it needs is some space to stretch and kick around a ball or two.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
100% Rukh (2017) Rukh has solid performances, especially from Bajpayee as the troubled businessman, and Mukherjee is sensitive to the corrosive impact of debt and financial corruption on families. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
100% Bulbul Can Sing (2018) There is no shortage of visual poetry or richly observed local detail, and Das's ability to effortlessly capture the rhythms of pastoral life is never in doubt. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
100% Andhadhun (2018) With a trimmer running length, the movie would have been perfect. Even at its current run-time of 139 minutes, Andhadhun slides into place as smoothly as one of Akash's piano pieces.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
100% Noblemen (2019) The 110-minute movie makes many important points about the foundations of toxic male behaviour and the homophobia that lurks in the corridors of schools.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2019
98% Inside Out (2015) There's little to complain about in a film that, despite its subject matter, plays out on the surface.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2015
98% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia tucks a message of tolerance for other species (and races and creeds) into a cheerfully anthropomorphised view of the animal kingdom.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
98% Court (2015) Chaitanya Tamhane's elegantly assembled and immensely powerful debut packs together observation, humanism, intelligence and beauty.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
98% Moonlight (2016) [Moonlight] has freshness, imagination and control that are the marks of true accomplishment.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Miller's trademark absurdist humour pops up ever so often in the middle of the stunningly directed and relentless mayhem.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
97% Paddington (2015) Paul King's skilful and entertaining movie adaptation of the books is equally at home in multicultural London.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
97% Boyhood (2014) In keeping with Linklater's just-do-it aesthetic, the drama is low-key, the dialogue conversational, the observations of human failings and strengths acute without being censorious, the narrative smooth, and the overall vibe easygoing.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
97% 45 Years (2015) The centerpiece of the third feature by British arthouse director Andrew Haigh is a pair of magnificent performances by veterans Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, who convey every crack and rip in a decades-old relationship.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
97% Spotlight (2015) Its victories are incremental and its anger against a system that wilfully hid the terrible crimes is present but rarely allowed to manipulate the narrative.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
97% Coco (2017) Lee Unkrich's animated drama makes good use of its Mexico setting.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2017
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Fallout is a determinedly old-fashioned action thriller that rarely stops to take a breath for fear that the loose ends of its twisted plot will be exposed. The always-on-the-go quality ensures momentum.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) At close to 120 minutes, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse spins far too many webs for its own good, but the witty dialogue, energetic voice work, and eye-popping visuals mostly keep fatigue at bay.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
95% Nightcrawler (2014) It's a small, compact, tightly written picture, shot in richly expressionist tones by Robert Elswit and guided by an exquisitely judged lead performance.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2015
95% Creed (2015) Rocky fans will recognise the many cues and nods to Balboa's previous adventures (including the iconic Philadelphia Steps sequence), and the 69-year-old Stallone gives one of his most affectionate performances.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
95% Gully Boy (2019) Dreams and reality fuse seamlessly in Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar's most heartfelt and accomplished movie yet. ‐
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2019
94% Finding Dory (2016) The detailed reproduction of underwater life is there before the eyes, but it constantly competes with the assault on the ears from talkative and neurotic sea creatures that have clearly spent too much time in human company.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
94% The Jungle Book (2016) The most scintillating character is the jungle itself -- a massive set enhanced by fabulous visual effects that throbs with beauty, risk, danger and grace.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
93% Wonder Woman (2017) In a movie filled with striking imagery and visual effects, one of the most empowering shots is of Diana emerging out of the trenches, ready to fulfill her destiny and rewrite received Hollywood wisdom on a woman's place in the movies in the process.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
93% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Taika Waititi's highly self-aware Thor: Ragnarok is a fitting response to the pomposity and pretentiousness that mark most movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
93% Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) Kabir Khan's attempts to foster bonhomie and empathy between the great subcontinental rivals are as touching as they are earnest.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2015
93% Hidden Figures (2017) Just like NASA is feeling its way around space, one rocket at a time, the women in Hidden Figures are launching minor revolutions on the ground, one mathematical formula at a time.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
93% Queen of Katwe (2016) This slumdog champion story has a mandated happy ending, but it is satisfyingly hard won.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
93% Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016) The script wobbles as the four tracks evolve and get far too complicated to be smoothly straightened out, but it is at its entertaining best when the women get all hot and heavy.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
93% Panga (2020) Kangana Ranaut imbues her character with tenderness and sweetness. Though it's hard to steal the show from Ranaut, Jassie Gill stages his own little personal coup in Panga.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2020
92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Seamless and often stunning visual effects, fast-paced action, smooth writing, nods to the political churn in America, and an easily identifiable and charming hero.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
92% Titli (2014) Behl and Katariya wash off the gloss, dishonesty and sentimentality that have clung to depictions of the Indian family and reveal a face that is ugly but also commonplace.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
92% Sicario (2015) Villeneuve's sure-footed direction and proven ability to create an atmosphere of unrelenting and unbearable dread carry through from the opening scene till the closing frames.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
92% Fly Away Solo (Masaan) (2015) Neeraj Ghaywan's understated and assured Masaan takes its narrative cues from the flow of the Ganga river and the movement of the trains that pass over it.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
92% Phantom Thread (2018) In this atelier of intense emotions, Anderson has crafted an old-fashioned romance about the very foundation of modern romance.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
91% Birdman (2014) Inarittu's wondrous ode to the joys of magic realism, the need to keep tilting at windmills, and the cinema of Robert Altman opens with an apparent one-shot sequence of several minutes that keeps whirling and swirling about in a hypnotic fashion.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2016
91% Badlapur (2015) Raghu is as solid as Siddiqui's Laiq is fluid. Laiq is the movie's gem in the rough, an optimist and a survivor whose final act of defiance against his unending quest to escape poverty is a masterstroke of writing and performance.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
91% Udta Punjab (2016) Udta Punjab soars on the back of hard-hitting scenes and superb performances from its cast, but a shorter trip would have given the movie the kick it sorely needed to be counted as the definitive drama on the moral corruption of an entire society.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
91% Badhaai Ho (2018) Priyamvada fades out of the view as Badhaai Ho chases a different set of expectations. Priyamvada's thoughts barely matter, which is a gaping hole in a movie that pays close attention to each of its characters...‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
90% The Imitation Game (2014) The narrative flows smoothly despite tackling three time periods (Turing's present, his Bletchley Park days, and his school years), the casting and performances work, and Cumberbatch, in his first lead role, is an energetic and compelling presence.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
90% Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) Dum Lage Ke Haisha works perfectly well as an offbeat romantic comedy. But lurking beneath its good-natured humour is a critique of parents, siblings and friends who are oblivious to an individual's needs.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016