Action Jackson Reviews
It's as much fun as getting your privates stuck in your zipper.
The last Prabhu Dheva outing, ‘R Rajkumar’, was so unbearable that I thought I would be scarred for life. ‘Action Jackson’ is almost as vile: the only reason I stuck around was to see if Ajay Devgn would start making like Prabhu Dheva by the end. No, he doesn’t.
Action Jackson is a drinking game of a film, one well over the so-bad-it’s-good line, its main merit being that in a sea of superstar-massaging vehicles, it holds some genuine surprises -- and makes sure its hero looks like a jackass.
I’ve seen plenty of bad films this year but Action Jackson raises the bar on awful. I’m sure I’ve lost a few brain cells with this one. I request you to stay at home — I have suffered it so you don’t have to.
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'.
There are bad films, there are so-bad-they-are-good films. And then there is 'Action Jackson'. Bollywood has trained us well enough to know that we are not to use our grey cells one bit while watching films like 'Action Jackson'.
Action Jackson, a surefire Golden Kela contender, could give Humshakals a run for its money. Give it a miss.
If you're not looking for a mentally stimulating fare, enjoy this ride that is basically meant for the filmi keedas.
With “Action Jackson”, Bollywood’s masala entertainer just got uglier and louder, and, if past audience reactions are anything to go by, is well on its way to box office glory.
Endure this only if you are a true blue Ajay Devgn fan, otherwise revisit Rowdy Rathore, Prabu Deva's better version of Action Jackson.
Action Jackson is just action scenes and random songs put together to fill 145 minutes of screen time. This film is beyond repair.
Golden Kela and its likes are away but the worst film of the year is hands down this. At the ‘Break Of Dawn’ Michael Jackson must emerge from his grave, pull Prabhu by the collar for using his name, punch him and exclaim, “You ain’t criminally good but hell you’ve been hit by Smooth Criminal.” Beat it!
Action Jackson is a vicious assault to the senses...Move over Humshakals and O Teri. The award for the worst film of the year goes to Action Jackson.
Action Jackson matches up to neither Prabhudheva’s film making nor an Ajay Devgn film. It is an extreme downer for those expecting a full on action-packed ‘masala’ film. With a done to death plot and an absolutely nothing new to offer, the only thing that this film latches onto is Ajay Devgn who maintains his swagger well enough.
People slap each other for no particular reason and women are punched in the face and if there was a race for pregnant women to run in high heels, Yami Gautam would win it hands down. Prabhudheva ji also tries to be a Tarantino and Roberto Rodriguez in the action scenes and needless to say, he fails.
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!
Audience Reviews for Action Jackson
This movie is neither about action nor dance. It is about romance - a Kishan Kanaiya with three gopi around. A desi Robinhood-sort Vishy(Ajay Devgan) is chased(for a change) by unlucky Khushi(Sonakshi Sinha) to see his naked torso so that luck may rub off on her. Funny! Ajay looks half the size of Sona!
In Bangkok, another gangster Jai / AJ(Ajay in a double role) has Anusha(Yami Gautam) for company. To add to the garbage is don Anand Raj's sister Marina(Manasvi Mamgai), who falls for gangster, who won't reciprocate. Anand gives competition to former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev by sporting his forehead birthmark. Anand may now rightly be called'Tilak' Raj! It's another matter, Gorbachev will come out of'cold war' and rightly thrash this pseudo copier for making him the'villain'. That's my assumption.
There is Ajay's side-kick Kunal Roy Kapur, who doesn't know the difference between comedy and bafoonry. I'm still deciphering whu Sonu Sood joined the cast. And if this is not enough, there is icing on this cake with cameos by Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Prabhu Deva and Prabhas! Phew! The picture is complete. Of course the songs can be called pastries. Ajay is no Salman but is better than Akshay. This movie is made like a south Tamil movie.
'Director' Prabhu Deva goes Farah Khan way. Post WANTED, he has done menials ROWDY RATHORE and R RAJKUMAR. And now this trash. After November trashes, this one is slightly better. But if u've seen SINGHAM early this year, don't waste ur time, money or energy on this mish-mash. I sympathize with Michael Jackson. He must be turning in his grave restlessly. He may come out of the grave to sue Ajay for dancing with half foot! I don't know what to call his dancing! Naach na jaane aangan tedha! I let out a sigh of relief. Jaan bachi aur lakho paaye. Pure BS.