While the Pakistani audience has to wait a little longer, international critics have already given a verdict on Salman Khan’s Eid release, Race 3. The movie is out and so are the reviews, however, they aren’t as positive as his previous releases.
Here are some excerpts of the reviews from some popular publications — who unlike us were able to watch and review it:
Times of India: ‘Race 3’ will work for Salman fans the most
But for all its big moments, Race 3 just does not work up the feeling of suspense and intrigue that made the previous masala movies from the franchise a guilty pleasure. While the film wants to keep you guessing on who will finish the Race first, you are left wondering when you will cross the finish line.
Hindustan Times: In a race against Salman Khan, we’re all losers
Race 3 is a mere show-reel for Salman Khan fans. Poorly directed, with a ridiculous plot and sub-par acting, this is a new low for the superstar.
Bollywood Hungama: It’s a disappointing fare
On the whole, RACE 3 is high on style and low on substance. It lacks entertainment value and is a disappointing fare due to its wafer thin plot. At the box office, the movie will take a jump start due to Salman Khan’s star power and accelerate over the weekend, post which, the business will see a sizeable drop. The film will entail losses to the distributors.
Filmfare: Pure Salman Khan fest all the way
The 3D is okay but doesn’t actually add anything to the film. A basic 2D version was all that was needed. In short, the film has something for everyone. An action film combined with family drama is the perfect Eid gift from Bhai to his fans worldwide. At close to 3 hours it does drag in places and tauter editing would really have added to the film.
NDTV: Salman Khan Struts Around Like A Clueless Stuntman
And with the lead actor strutting around like a clueless stuntman in the midst of flying bullets and exploding cars, all the high-voltage action is about as exciting as a three-hour-long sitting at the dentist’s.
Khaleej Times: Action-packed but lacks thrills
Convoluted and predictable, this action thriller is a forced family drama. In its broad outlines, Race 3 has a story similar to many Hindi films seen in the 1980s and 1990s, in which the family members are pitted one against another, only to realise that blood bonds are stronger than any external greed.
In this cinematic universe, we witness sibling jealousy and one-upmanship, conning and double-crossing, loyalty and sacrifice. And all these aspects seem so feeble and unconvincing.
Gulf News: A doomed adventure
Race 3, which delves into the lives of a wealthy dysfunctional family in pursuit of power and money, is a disappointment.
Despite the negative reviews, the movie has done great business. In just three days, Salman Khan’s Eid release has scored a century at the box office.
And #Race3 scores a CENTURY… Crosses 💯 cr… Fourth Salman starrer to collect ₹ 100 cr mark in *3 days* [#BajrangiBhaijaan, #Sultan, #TigerZindaHai]… Fri 29.17 cr, Sat 38.14 cr, Sun 39.16 cr. Total: ₹ 106.47 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 18, 2018
Race 3 — directed by Remo D’Souza — also stars Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah and Saqib Saleem.