Rocky Handsome (2016)

Hindi 2 hrs 6 mins Thriller, Action
24 %
Total Reviews: 50
Sahi: 12 Nahi: 38

Review Summary: Terrific action but muted storytelling ultimately makes this a let down. John Abraham imposes with a great turn!

Average Critic Rating: (2.19)
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Release Date:
Est. Budget: 45.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 22.0 CR

Plot: Rocky Handsome is an upcoming 2015 Hindi action-thriller film film directed by Nishikant Kamat. It features John Abraham and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles. It is a loose adaptation of the 2010 Korean film The Man from Nowhere. John is co-producing this film under his home banner John Abraham... Read more

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Rocky Handsome movie review: Why are we watching this John Abraham film?
Indian Express
Rocky Handsome is strictly for fans of ultra-violent action movies.
I’m going with a generous two out of five for Rocky Handsome
Rajeev Masand
The world needs long-lasting manicures like that
Hindustan Times
It's the execution and poor dialogue that makes this film a damp squib
The Times of India
It takes concrete storytelling not style to camouflage John Abraham's limitations. He bears the physicality of a man who could take on a dozen but his blank, pained surface cannot offer threat or evoke sympathy
The films curious title is explained at interval point in the following manner: one half of the split screen is John Abraham as an assassin, the other half has him dolled up in a suit and tie
On an overall basis, ‘Rocky Handsome’ works only in the action parts which are brilliant and will satisfy its targeted audience. Besides these handful of gore fistfights there is nothing much to cherish in this half-baked film.
Cine Markets
John Abraham's training in martial arts is evident in the scenes featuring him in hand-to-hand combat. There the effort is 100 per cent. But rest of the way, this is one rocky film trying a little too hard to be handsome.
The movie is so busy falling over itself to look stylish and slick that it forgets to focus on the emotional aspect altogether
John Abraham and the action are paisa vasool; everything else lacks soul
First Post
There is also a certain Shruti Haasan who comes, sings a song, shows skin and disappears. We are not told what happened to her. The director doesn’t care. Honestly neither do we.
Goa is the new north India for the Hindi film industry. Filmmakers know the formula: Sinister-looking foreigners, local gangsters wearing floral shirts, drug trafficking and bars with Russian boards.
Rocky Handsome is an action packed movie of a person who wants save a little girl from a drug mafia as his ultimate redemption. Unfortunately, it only has great action scenes and nothing else
Koi Moi
John Abraham has delivered very good performance, which is one of the highlights of 'Rocky Handsome
International Business Times
Rocky Handsome is just filled with the usual Bollywood stereotypes, excess violence, and loads of noisy BGM.In the end, “Rocky Handsome” is just a theatrical offering of a few well shot action scenes involving toughie John Abraham and nothing more
The big lesson of “Rocky Handsome” is that John Abraham might be a master of muscles and swinging knives, but that doesn’t make him an actor.
You wouldn't mind the movie but there was too much potential wasted
‘Rocky Handsome’ Is About a Log of Wood and a Kid
The Quint
Director Nishikant Kamat piles on horror upon horror to make John Abraham the action star that he has been in his earlier films like Force
Now Running
Given the film's single-minded obsession with crime and given the setting, it could've well been titled Madgaon Vice. But since the lead here is also the producer, we'll let this pass.
Mumbai Mirror
Rocky Handsome' is an intense action thriller with a heavy dose of emotion
Times of India
I'm still trying to understand what ROCKY HANDSOME is all about
Glam Sham
Convincing Action, Low on Emotions
New Indian Express
The movie runs high on action and low on emotions. But at a stage even that tests our patience. The emotions which have to be masterful fails and that is where the movie also gets derailed. The character Rocky Handsome tries to be cool and gritty and that never suits John Abraham. The treatment for such a dark action thriller should have been linear. But it is quite inconsistent. Sharad Kelkar as a touch top is the only actor who performs well and scores.
AP Herald
A silent hero packs a gripping dark thriller
The Statesman
Despite its weak plot, ‘Rocky Handsome’ will be liked by people who love action flicks and of course, fans of John Abraham.
Whatever one gets to hear in the film is a bonus, as long as it doesn't break the narrative
Bollywood Hungama
Too Rocky And Derivative to be Handsome
Catch News
‘Rocky Handsome’ is an amateurish remake of an ultraviolent South Korean hit
I will take a Ghayal Once Again over this any day.
The Hindu
The film will appeal to those who love to see action and want to see John doing it
Deccan Chronicle
एक्शन अच्छा, लेकिन कमजोर है 'रॉकी हैंडसम' की कहानी
It's an action packed adventurous ride that keeps entertaining till it comes to an end
Behind Woods
A movie made for fans of true Action films
The Reporter Times
Watch it for terrific action
Box Office Capsule
If only director Nishikant Kamat could give us a concrete plot, Rocky Handsome would have been an entertaining watch!
Fails to hold our attention
John Abraham shocked everyone by announcing the launch of his production vehicle 'Vicky Donor'. He further astonished everyone by letting them know that this movie does not feature him as an actor and launched a young talent in form of Ayushmann Khurrana. 'Vicky Donor' was path breaking in its own way and followed by its success, John launched his second film as a producer, 'Madras Café'. Both these films were high on its content and managed to again critical acclaim. The expectation level related to John's production house raised high due to these films and thus the promos of his latest venture 'Rocky Handsome', managed to gain high amount of curiosity. The movie is directed by Nishikant Kamat who is riding high after the success of his last film 'Drishiyam'. These factors and the highoctane action promos are enough reason to pull the audience to the nearest cinema hall.
India Glitz
If stylish action movies are your jam, surely give Rocky Handsome a shot. The movie rides high and proud on the action content and it has every reason to do so. John Abraham fans do not need to be told that this one can’t be missed.
Watch this if you are an Abraham loyalist, otherwise it’s a good idea to duck this all-brawn-no-brains film.
Insane Action Thriller Lacks Emotional Connect
Filmi Beat
Watch it if you swear by punches and kicks and special, hitherto-unseen-in-Hindi-films martial arts
India Today
Bollywood Bubble
Silent assassin John Abraham misses the target
Hindustan Times
आउटरेटेड और बोझिल कहानी है 'रॉकी हैंडसम'
Aaj Tak
The songs may gel with the mood and theme of the film as most are situational
Glam Sham
On the whole, ROCKY HANDSOME is for people who like action films. Despite the film having a simple plot, it has been garnished with engrossing drama and action stunningly. One can find the right mix of tension, action, emotion under one roof. A well-made action thriller!
Bollywood Hungama
To sum up, this remake fails to carry the emotion of the original