Reviews Summary: This week’s release Tezz has got average reviews from the critics. The film starring Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Sameera Reddy and Zayed Khan has been appreciated for its fast paced action sequences and stunts. However its the weak story-line and script that seems to be the major negative point in Tezz.
Box Office: The movie had a slow start at the box office, the numbers were better at single screens where the collections were around 40-50%.
Here’s a quick summary of all the Tezz reviews
Total Reviews: 15
3.5 stars: 2
3 stars: 3
2.5 stars: 3
2 stars: 4
1.5 stars: 3
Bollywood Hungama 3.5 stars: TEZZ is a good looking thriller filmed with expertise. Loaded with an ingenious premise, thrilling moments and action, Priyadarshan has curved it into a tremendously well-executed motion picture. The film’s sole objective is to keep moving at a feverish pace, keeping the spectator completely immersed and entertained with the on-screen occurrences. On the whole, TEZZ is a taut, entertaining action spectacle. Those with an appetite for well-made thrillers should lap it up!
Movie Talkies3.5 stars: Ajay Devgn once again proves that he is one of the best actors in the industry and his intensity is unmatched in scenes that require emotions. Devgn lets his eyes do the talking and does not fail at any juncture as the wronged hero who is pushed into a desperate situation. Priyadarshan gets full marks for the overall racy pace of the movie and the nail-biting chase sequences. Moreover, the cinematography is also worth mentioning and the great locales of the United Kingdom, from the cobbled streets to the green countryside have also been captured well.Like mentioned earlier, apart from the few scenes, where the pace of the movie drops, the film overall lives up to its title Tezz.
Times Of India 3 stars: Despite slick action and stunning scenes – bullets ramming underwater into a sunlit stream, a violet flower-bush before a cop-car – Tezz loses speed often. Here’s possibly why – director Priyadarshan’s oeuvre is putting characters in desperate situations and watching them respond. It works beautifully in comedies – but Tezz needs relentless pushing, not frequent stops pondering over the unfairness of citizenship. You can’t run fast carrying heavy baggage – that’s why Tezz huffs and puffs a little too much.
Zee News 3 stars: Believe it or not, Priyadarshan has been able to pull this one off. From the trailers, it was pretty easy to guess that the film would be an action-packed adrenaline-punched one, and it has not let viewers down even a bit. An amalgam of thrilling moments and feverish pace, ‘Tezz’ doesn’t disappoint the average action-loving moviegoer. The abundance of thrilling moments keeps the viewer taut all through the film. Watch ‘Tezz’ for action, energy, and adrenaline!
Glamsham 3 stars: If you are looking for some slick action drama, then hop on to this train with over 500 people on board from Glasgow to London. Performance wise, it’s an Ajay and Anil show and both come up trumps. The energy levels shown by Anil Kapoor at 50-plus is amazing. Hats off to Munna! Rest of the goras do a good job in the background. There’s a bit of the Keanu Reeves starrer SPEED and the Bruce Willis starrer DIE HARD in TEZZ. The three star rating is purely for the gripping, Hollywood-like action.
Daily Bhaskar 2.5 stars: Though lacking in novelty in terms of storyline, Tezz is filled with powerful moments. Fascinating first half, power-packed performances, classy cinematography and VFX, hard-hitting dialogues, direction are strong points. Weak storyline, music, editing are the drawbacks. Overall, Tezz deserves a one-time watch as it doesn’t disappoint.
Rediff 2.5 stars: Tezz is fast and lives up to its title, but it is also its title that gives away its source — Jan de Bont’s 1994 thriller Speed. That was an excellent film and though Tezz may not be as good as that, it doesn’t make too many demands on your time. And that’s not such a bad thing at all.
Indicine 2.5 stars: Overall, Tezz is worth a watch for the action sequences and the thrill that it provides. The story though, is the films biggest flaw. At the box office, Tezz has opened to low occupancy at multiplexes, due to the release of Hollywood superhero film The Avengers. The collections are better at single-screens. To recover costs, the film will rely heavily on word-of-mouth.
Koimoi 2 stars: The story of Tezz, which is inspired by several Hollywood flicks, is nothing out of the ordinary. Robin Bhatt’s screenplay is slacking in the first half but picks up speed in the latter half. Priyadarshan’s direction is found lacking in the dramatic scenes. Sajid-Wajid’s music is fine. On the whole, Tezz works in parts only, primarily due to the fast paced second half and the performances. It will face strong opposition from The Avengers over its first weekend at the box-office.
Mid-Day 2 stars: For a thriller that created more buzz for an item number than for its action, you know what to expect.In a bid to infuse the melodrama bits into Tezz, scant attention has been paid to the plot that keeps going off the track. What’s most vital in a thriller is the frenetic pace with which things have to move. There has to be that visible sense of urgency. But this is missing, as an assortment of characters get tossed around doing their own bits.
Nowrunning 2 stars: Priyadarshan clearly lifts off his plots from various Hollywood films and cares less about people pointing it out. After all, give us some high-octane drama, some fist-fights between two main leads, some romance and gaana-shaana and the so-called aam-junta will take it. Isn’t it Priyan? Over all, Tezz can be seen for Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn and also for the Bollywoodishness of it. For the ones disinterested in these elements, Tezz isn’t the film for you.
Apunkachoice 2 stars: Performances are good but nothing to go gaga about. Anil Kapoor is the best of the lot, followed by Ajay Devgan who needn’t have tried hard to look sullen and broody in the first place.The cinematography by Tirru is good, but the same can’t be said of the music by Sajid-Wajid. Tezz is a bumpy roller-coaster ride with a predictable plot and gratuitous melodrama. The only saving grace is its action.
DNA 1.5 stars: Without doubt, some of the chase sequences are gripping and well-executed but the sense of déjà vu always lingers. Only this time Bollywood faces are in the middle of the action.Sabu Cyril’s production design gives Tezz a slick look, but the script falters so much the pace stops mattering. May be Priyadarshan should stick to mindless comedies, so we can be sure we’re in safe territory. You won’t be missing much if you skipped Tezz.
Yahoo 1.5 stars: Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn may be sharp but with a blunt script and a blot for a plot, their performances couldn’t save this highly explosive turkey from detonating.When a film spends 40 crores to establish extremely high production values, it needs to be backed with a script that deserves it. The cinematography isn’t particularly ingenious and the background score by Sandeep Chowta does little to lift the mood.
Rajeev Masand 1.5 stars: From leather jackets and trench coats to dark glasses and monkey caps…if only half the budget spent on the trendy wardrobe of the actors in this film had been utilized to hammer out a more sensible script, perhaps Tezz might have been a less stupid film.Tezz has many of the ingredients for an engaging, fast-paced thriller. What it needed was a director to assemble its parts and make them work. Alas, Priyadarshan is content with merely filming.