Action Jackson (2014)

Hindi Comedy
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Total Reviews: 60
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Review Summary: Prabhu Deva and Ajay Devgan combination fails to impress. One of the biggest disappointments of the year!

Average Critic Rating: (1.73)
Cast: Ajay Devgn , Sonakshi Sinha , Yami Gautam , Manasvi Mamgai , Sonu Sood , Kunaal Roy Kapur
Director: Prabhu Deva
Release Date: 05 Dec 2014
Est. Budget: 100.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 55.1 CR

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It takes a special kind of talent to make a film as awful as Action Jackson, so it should come as no surprise that it’s been directed by Prabhudheva, the man who inflicted on us all kinds of pain that we otherwise refer to as Rowdy Rathore and R… Rajkumar. Unlike those films, Action Jackson isn’t a ‘South remake’; it’s apparently an original script
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Story of revenge and perverse desires don't tie up into fun entertainer
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7
Action Jackson is a drinking game of a film, one well over the so-bad-it’s-good line, its main merit being that it holds some genuine surprises -- and makes sure its hero looks like a jackass
Raja Sen, Rediff
Confused action film pretending to be a comedy
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
Action Jackson, a surefire Golden Kela contender, could give Humshakals a run for its money. Give it a miss.
Action Jackson movie review: A straight-up disgusting fare
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Go beat it, just beat it
Divya Solgama, Moviez Adda
The film begins with a terrible opening scene where a few men in orange (the goon army of a don) are smashing someone’s head through a windshield, while putting a bullet in another person’s head (shown to us in detail, in slow-mo). In another corner of the world, we see Ajay Devgn playing the ‘Good Guy’
Sonia Chopra, Sify
Action Jackson is essentially an item number in search of a story
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
The film is an orgy of bloody fight scenes
After three hours (2 hours 25 minutes to be precise), which felt like eternity, the discombobulating was officially over. I hugged myself and advise that you do the same. What a waste!
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India

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Action Jackson - All Reviews

Prabhudheva’s disastrous mishmash of genres
Udita Jhunjhunwala, Live Mint
You can miss this action!
Bharat Student
There’s no redeeming feature in Action Jackson, a film that’s purely self-indulgent. Skip it.
They will have AJ and Vishy to choose from! To hell with commitment or appointment; this one is pure punishment.
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Watch it only if you are a die hard Ajay Devgn fan.
Abhishek Gupta, India TV News
ACTION JACKSON is a highly avoidable affair.
Bollywood Hungama
Ajay Devgn-Sonakshi Sinha’s action comedy will leave you confused!
Bollywood Life
Prabhu Dheva directorial, Action Jackson, has created a lot of buzz ever since it’s trailer release
Prateek Sur, Bollywood Life
C. Mughil, Prabhudheva and Shiraz Ahmed in the name of ‘entartainment’ pen this strange blend of action and comedy where small things work but big th
Vishal Verma, India Glitz
You might like to believe that Action Jackson is a film about Ajay Devgn’s action and Sonakshi Sinha’s histrionics. Well, that’s just secondary.
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
Prabhudheva is back with another one of his action thrillers in the name of Action Jackson
Bollywood 3
Film has good chances at box office as there is no major competition but with such content only masses can take it to safe zone.Go for this one if you can watch any kind of action film from 80's, especially the bad ones!
Truly putting it down, this movie is worth your watch for what I would list down as only two reasons. A) You are a die-hard Ajay Devgn fan. B) You are a fan of ‘no-brainer’ movies. (Literally ‘no-brainer’)
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Not usually my cuppa, but perhaps this one time, it is. With a shot of rum.
Rahul Desai, Mumbai Mirror
Prabhudheva’s new film, “Action Jackson” is the one that goes to 11, and proves that loud is not the complement of good
Prabhudheva's Action Jackson is about mindless action, weird characters and crazy dance numbers. But the Sonakshi Sinha-starrer is a must watch if you are an Ajay Devgn fan -- you certainly have never seen Devgn enjoy his role as much as he does in this one.
Endure this only if you are a true blue Ajay Devgn fan, otherwise revisit Rowdy Rathore, Prabu Deva's better version of Action Jackson.
Tushar P Joshi, DNA India
A must-watch for die-hard Ajay Devgn fans, Action Jackson has intense fight scenes and foot-tapping songs, but lacks logic! The film features a wonderful cast and a few one-liners that make up for the missing elements. Nevertheless, Action Jackson is full of mindless comedy and if you’re looking for a fun film this weekend, you can probably give this action drama a try!
Samiya Dinware, Book My Show
If you want to sit and crib and test your patience and tolerance levels then you might wanna watch it. Otherwise it can surely given a miss! For ones who love this kind of mix-masala, and Ajay Devgn fans, you’ll toh watch it anyway! Thumbs Up: Action Thumbs Down: Nothing new or never seen before, stereotypical commercial masala Yawns: Almost every now and then
Rohit Khilnani's rating:Sonakshi Sinha plays Khushi, who is a clumsy girl characterised by always running late, falling on the road and spoiling her clothes due to which her boss doesn't want her in office. When she is running late to work, she picks up a box of oats from the table, eats some straig
Rohit Khilnani, India Today
Jay (Ajay Devgan) is in Bangkok and works for underworld don Xavier Fonseca (Ananth Raj)
Komal Nahta, Komals Reviews
Action Jackson
A criminal waste of the awesome Ajay Devgn and the entertainingly massy Prabhudeva in this despicable and messy mix of action and comedy. Action Jackson lacks even the basics value needed to make it a crowd pleasing pleasure. This AJ (Ajay Devgn) in PD (Prabhudeva) shadow is all hustle without much bustle.
India Glitz
Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha starrer is nonsensical farce
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
एक्शन जैक्सन देखने के पहले आप यह बात ध्यान में रखिएगा कि फिल्म में आपको दिमाग लगाने की जरुरत नहीं पड़ेगी। फिल्म में स्कोप नहीं हैं। जिस कारण इसे 183 मिनट तक झेलना मुश्किल होगा।_x000D_
Final word - Action Jackson could be well described by one scene where Ajay Devgn does a moonwalk. He makes a joke of out the step just like the film makes a joke out of the audience's sensibilities. This is one of those films where every scene ends up being an inspiration for some self-pity joke for the viewer.
Noyon Jyoti Parasara, Now Running
This Ajay Devgn-starrer is a happy addition to the run-of-the-mill films with the invisible please-leave-your-brain-at-home statutory label. However, true to its title, there is no lack of punch in the high-octane scenes
Shakti Shetty, Mid-Day
After the ‘Singham’ series of movies, actor Ajay Devgn has again carved out a niche for him in the action genre
Bollywood Mantra
We are not going to bother with spoiler alert just as Prabhu Dheva didn't bother with a narrative. Ajay Devgn has a double role
Suhani Singh, India Today
Stay clear of this film!
Bollywood Mixer
Confusing, mindless and logic-less
Prateek Sur, Bollywood Life
stoner film Up in Smoke, a dog eats all the stuff the men were supposed to smoke up. So the guys wait for the dog to do its business and then, roll it up as a joint and smoke it. If you want to know what that joint would feel like, you might want to go see Prabhu Deva’s mad new film Action Jackson
Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu
Once he reinvented the old school action entertainers with Wanted, today Prabhudheva is taking audience for granted. Southern masala has lost its flavour. Flying bodies, chopped heads and strident background score no longer bring us to the edge. It is hard to follow the ways of Prabhu but this time even his devotees will like to send his licentious hero to skyway. In fact Sameer has found the right Hindi description
Anuj Kumar, The Hindu
This Friday is not as the busy one unlike the previous ones, which had too many releases thanks to the solo release Action Jackson, but don’... Continue Reading
Just Bollywood
Eros International and Baba Films’ Action Jackson (UA) is a revenge action drama. Jay (Ajay Devgan) is in Bangkok and works for underworld don Xavier Fonseca (Ananth Raj)
Komal Nahta, Komals Reviews
Watch Ajay Devgn, Prabhudheva's film only if you want to punish yourself
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
Fit for entertainment tax exemption
The W14
Aren't the actors done with these films that seem like it is more about them, the STAR?
Meetu, Wogma
Honest, I didn't get it.
Great Andhra
Whichever way you look at Action Jackson, the puns, the slapstick and the lack of plates for everyone to eat on in beginning is all synonymous with a particular kind comedy action masala
Githa Vanan, Bolly Spice
A must-watch for die-hard Ajay Devgn fans, Action Jackson has intense fight scenes and foot-tapping songs, but lacks logic! The film features a wonderful cast and a few one-liners that make up for the missing elements. Nevertheless, Action Jackson is full of mindless comedy and if you’re looking for a fun film this weekend, you can probably give this action drama a try!
Samiya Dinware, BookMyShow
Meanwhile, you will see Ajay enjoying every bit of the movie to it's fullest which is one thing you might have not seen the actor doing it in his previous movies
Manasvi shows her shapely body in a bootylicious gangster song, while Yami charms with her girl next-door act. If you're not looking for a mentally stimulating fare, enjoy this ride that is basically meant for the filmi keedas.
Meena Iyer, Times of India
To put it briefly, watch Action Jackson if you are a Prabhudheva or Ajay Devgn fan, because otherwise there isn't a single dialogue you haven't heard and this is one of the films where they say 'Do not take your brains to the theatres'.
Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
There are some films that entertain you, some that engage you and some that make you want to pull every strand of hair from your head. Prabhu Deva’s Action Jackson doesn’t just belong to the last category, it’s a film that shouldn’t be watched. The only thought that constantly comes to your mind while watching Action Jackson is, why would an actor as talented and experienced as Ajay Devgn waste his time and career over a film as regressive as this?
मैं इस फिल्म को थोड़े ज्यादा नंबर इसलिए दे रहा हूं क्योंकि मास ऑडियंस को आकर्षित करने के लिए फिल्म में सारे मसाले हैं, यह अलग बात है कि कहानी कमजोर है। अगर आप अजय देवगन के फैन्स हैं तो इस फिल्म को एक बार देख सकते हैं, क्योंकि अजय का एक्शन और डायलॉगबाज़ी आपको अच्छी लगेगी। इसलिए 'एक्शन जैक्सन' को मेरी तरफ से 3 स्टार।
Iqbal Parvez, NDTV
Prabhudeva wins bet that there can a film worse than 'Humshakals'
Kusuita Das, Deccan Chronicle
Yawns: Almost every now and then
rachnasrivastava, Chirtamala
Even those who whistled for his Rowdy Rathore would find this hard to swallow
Anuj Kumar, The Hindu