Animal – External Reviews

Animal – External Reviews
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Animal – External Reviews

Thumbs up,
by Ram Gopal Varma,

Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express
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…Hey @imvangasandeep please send a photo of ur feet so that I can touch them for the following reasons……

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Thumbs up,
by Smrity Sharma,

Bollywood Life
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…Watch Animal for Ranbir Kapoor. He doesn’t let you down in even one frame. If you are a hard-core action movie fan, Animal has enough and more to keep you hooked to the screen. The story is engaging and though, long, the performances and the novelty in Ranbir and Bobby’s characters make it worthwhile….

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Thumbs up,
by Murtuza Iqbal,

Filmi Beat
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…Overall, Animal is one of the most entertaining films of the year. Ranbir Kapoor has delivered a mind-blowing performance and it’s a A Must Watch!…

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Thumbs up,
by Ganesh Aaglave,

FirstPost
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…On the whole, Animal is an adrenaline experience which will have polarising views but you can’t deny its entertaining quotient, breathtaking performances and storytelling….

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Thumbs up,
by Tulasi Neppali,

fullhyd.com
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…Vanga’s films can’t help but be thinly-veiled PSAs that disseminate his personal takes on love and life. But in Animal, his agenda feels a bit too extreme – like provocation for the sake of provocation. A good half hour gets wasted away on Vanga’s “let me tell you how to live your life” scenes that do nothing to move the story along. And the crucial theme of a toxic father-son relationship gets lost in the weeds, and punted down the line for a second part. Animal is a movie you’d either love to hate and be hated on for loving – and in the end, maybe that’s just the sort of movie Vanga wants Animal to be….

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by Nitin Jain,

Glamsham.com
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…Overall, the wait for a film like Animal was worth each day. It sets itself apart from the crowd with its unique storyline, drama, action and everything in between. All the Ranbir Kapoor fans will be pleasantly surprised and may be take his style back home, which attracts some extra brownie points too….

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Thumbs up,
by Sameer Ahire,

Movie Talkies
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…Animal has some powerful action sequences. That 15-minute interval block will blow you away and set the single-screen audience on fire. First Dolby Walya and then Arjan Vailly take the scene to the next level. The “made in India” machine gun is what you call dinosaur-level thinking from the director….

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Thumbs up,
by Krishma Sharma,

Pinkvilla
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…Overall, Animal makes for a solid watch, that rides on a fast-paced first half and a decent second with Ranbir Kapoor delivering the performance of his lifetime. Animal certainly has enough moments to sail through with a big number at the box office on support of Youth & Masses, though families and women might stay away from it after the initial euphoria. Watch it for Ranbir Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, and Ranbir Kapoor, alongside the high octane fast-paced first half….

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by Sukanya Verma,

Rediff
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…At three hours 21 minutes, Animal is relentless as a euphoric medley of feral rage and dance of the dysfunctional. The twists go on well until end credits as more blood is splattered our way….

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Thumbs up,
by Puja Awasthi,

The Week
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…Animal dangles the possibility of a sequel. And if it gets to that, make sure you stay off popcorn during the show. For the squeamish among us, it will taste of blood. That’s the gory power of this paisa vasool film, which requires more guts than rationale….

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So-So,
by Priya Hazra,

ABP Live
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…While Animal is certainly gory, violent, and flawed, the audience’s loud cheers indicate that it is entertaining. While it’s hard to pin down whether or not it’s worth seeing, it’s not for the faint of heart or those who loathed Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s prior works. Akin to how it began, the movie closes on a promise. A promise of a far bloodier sequel….

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So-So,
by Subhash K Jha,

Bolly Spice
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…The lengthy film is edited to spotlight verbal and physical violence. Acts of horrific aggression are insouciantly normalized only because…well,the director thinks it is fine for characters to slap, maim, bully, humiliate, torture and slay one another….

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So-So,
by Abhimanyu Mathur,

DNA
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…But regardless of all that, Animal is what I call a review-proof film. Those who want to watch it, will regardless of what people say. But to those interested, I have just one advice – don’t go for messaging, go for entertainment, and you might be able to overlook everything problematic, and even all the blood….

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So-So,
by Prathyyush Parasuraman,

Film Companion
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…How, then, to react to the surface of this film? It is constantly playing games with you, toying with your perceptions, never letting anything sink its teeth. A restlessness clouds the film. That Vanga seems to have lost his strident voice chasing the effect his movies have on people. At this point there is very little distinguishing his directorial intentions from that of a troll….

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So-So,
by Devesh Sharma,

Filmfare
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…Watch Animal to see Anil Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor rising above the ridiculous to give a sublime performance….

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So-So,
by Vijayalakshmi Narayanan,

Free Press Journal
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…Animal had the potential for greater impact if the excesses were reduced, and more focus was placed on the narrative. The attempt to shock the audience with graphic depictions of throats and organs being sliced, like the lead hero is playing Fruit Ninja, dominates the film, leaving viewers craving a more substantial storyline. However, if you’re a fan of the leading man, a trip to the nearest cinema screen might still be worthwhile….

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So-So,
by Shruti Kaushal,

India TV
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…Animal is Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s third film. A few bits of the film don’t make any sense and are lengthy for no reason. The never-ending action sequences are taxing. However, it is entertaining and leaves you intrigued for Animal Park….

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So-So,
by Lekha Menon,

Khaleej Times
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…So ladies and gentlemen, here is the final verdict. Animal has an important message. It tells women exactly what kind of men they should stay away from. Men, it tells you exactly what you should never be! It also has a lesson for parents. Never raise a child like Ranvijay. Or Kabir Singh….

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So-So,
by Prakash KL,

One india
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…Despite its flaws, ‘Animal’ still manages to offer a unique cinematic experience that might be worth a one-time watch. The film’s climax redeems some of its shortcomings, leaving the audience with a lasting impression. Overall, ‘Animal’ may not hit as hard as ‘Arjun Reddy’, but it remains an alright option for those seeking something different in the realm of action dramas….

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So-So,
by Nandini Ramnath,

Scroll.in
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…If Animal didn’t have Ranbir Kapoor at the helm, it would have collapsed, like the men who dare cross Vijay’s path. Kapoor is on fire, inhabiting to a frightening degree Vijay’s delusional personal war. Reptile-eyed even at his smouldering best, Kapoor’s career-best performance makes Animal tough to stomach, but equally difficult to ignore….

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So-So,
by Sonal Pandya,

Times Now
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…Played a character with strong daddy issues yet again, the actor is a force to reckon with in Animal, and at times, he is practically vibrating with emotion in scenes in which he rallies to protect his family. The film entirely rests upon his electric and intense performance….

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So-So,
by Renuka Vyavahare,

Times of India
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…Ranbir Kapoor can be Joaquin Phoenix but Animal’s no Joker. This entire film could have just been a conversation between the father and his son….

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Thumbs down,
by Pranati A S,

Deccan Herald
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…Animal is nothing but a seven-course-meal of severe narcissism, autopilot plane sex, a post murder sex, a Rolls-Royce in the colour of hickeys, a mockery of menstruation, a lesson on pubic hair, a Made in India Atmanirbhar machine gun, bloodshed, gun……

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by Rahul Desai,

Film Companion
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…Oh, they’ll find this film vile huh? Well, love is vile, life is vile, film-making is vile, that’s the beauty of it. Oh, they’ll predict this will become a blockbuster anyway huh? Let’s give them a huge flo – wait, maybe they’re right….

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by Anvita Singh,

india today
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…The first half is engaging, primarily thanks to a very convincing Ranbir Kapoor, who manages to sell this toxic, annoying, irrational persona of Rannvijay very well. To think what he could have done with a better-written script! There is an apparent lack of female agency. Only Rashmika gets to say a few meaningful things in the feature, which is a definite step-up from Vanga’s previous movies….

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Thumbs down,
by umesh Punwani,

koimoi
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…This is Sandeep Reddy Vanga going into the egomaniacal mode to make a movie that would take toxic masculinity to the other extreme end of Kabir Singh/Arjun Reddy. All this while, he wasn’t making a film. He was making a statement that he wants the world to read and decide if they wish to side with him….

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Thumbs down,
by Saibal Chatterjee,

NDTV
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…One action scene has a whistled tune to go with it, another has a piece played on a string instrument. Music, unfortunately, is the last thing that Animal is likely to leave you with as you troop out of the theatre wondering what all the deadening din was about….

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Thumbs down,
by Isha Sharma,

NewsBytes
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…The larger problem lies with Reddy Vanga’s fixation with downplaying women in his cinema.
Unfortunately, people take inspiration and brand such protagonists as “alpha males,” not knowing that art should be kept separate from real-life on occasion.
Kabir Singh’s repercussions are felt even today, and now, some social media accounts have already hailed Animal as “a slap to feminism.”
Our filmmakers should do better….

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Thumbs down,
by Shilajit Mitra,

The Hindu
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…Animal had the chance to claw out a fresh, psychology-driven path for Hindi action movies, at a juncture when it’s challenged (and frequently outstripped) by superior products from the South. The raw, lacerating violence that Vanga promised his critics, he hardly delivers. Like many before him, he seems more tempted by franchise potential than telling a controlled, coherent story. “Confidence is a medicine but…,” a doctor tries to tell Ranvijay. She can’t finish her sentence. He has already shut her off….

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Thumbs down,
by Pratikshya Mishra,

The Quint
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…Animal feels like it’s designed to “trigger” people, not understanding that being able to view violence against someone on screen and not be affected by it in real life is a privilege. A privilege not many are afforded and it’s a privilege not many are willing to address. That is perhaps the one unsettling feeling Animal leaves you with….

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