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Romeo Akbar Walter

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Critic Rating

4.5

22 Reviews
20 Ratings
15%
in favor

Audience Rating

2.0
1 Review
1 Rating

Movie Info

Director

Language

Hindi

Synopsis

Romeo Akbar Walter is a spy thriller move that is set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971.Wikipedia

Romeo Akbar Walter Reviews

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

4

The John Abraham starrer suffers from its length, and the pall of dullness that hangs over the proceedings. A spy needs to be a patriot. That’s why he does what he does, knowing that he is ‘deniable’.

Raja Sen
Hindustan Times

3

John Abraham stars in a dumb movie about intelligence...A stiff John Abraham threatens to blend into the traditionally wood-panelled walls

Rahul Desai
Film Companion

4

RAW never really examines its main character’s obvious identity crisis and his conflict of faith – partly due to the actor’s limited abilities, but mostly due to the mood of our times

The silver lining is that with a relatively more serious No Fathers in Kashmir as the only other release in theatres combined with the mood of the nation veering towards the patriotic, RAW, despite its flaws, could well have a smooth run.

Deccan Chronicle Team
Deccan Chronicle

4

While the story does lack an intellectual plot to make this intriguing enough, John Abraham carries the film on his shoulders.

5

The movie appears 'raw' at many instances and one only wishes that it was cooked better.Robbie tries hard to make RAW like Raazi, but doesn't quite get it.

This entire final episode is as bizarre and as difficult to digest as the weird name he adopts. The final throw of the dice gives India an edge in the war in the fictional account that the film conjures up, but it does little to rescue Romeo Akbar Walter from its dispiriting somnolence.

Renuka Vyavahare
Times Of India

6

RAW has its moments but is rough around the edges. The climax is audacious and you need to suspend your disbelief, if you plan to watch it.

Meena Iyer
DNA India

5

Toss a coin; do you want new Ra(w) or not-so-new Ra(azi!)

4

Romeo Akbar Walter, starring John Abraham and Mouni Roy, fails to deliver. Instead, Robbie Grewal's directorial debut looks like a paler cousin of Meghna Gulzar's Raazi.

All said and done, Romeo Akbar Walter could have been a lot better than what it is now. The paper-thin plot, pretending to be a lot intelligent than what it is backed by a very lousy narration. Don’t fall for the patriotic trap!

...fails to impress as it suffers from a flawed script as well as a weak and lengthy execution. At the box office, it will have an uphill task to register impressive numbers.

6

This film has   the most understated performance by John Abraham in recent times. He oozes sincerity in every frame, and tries gamely not to break character and go all berserker-like against the baddies, breaking their necks with bare hands. We wait for that to happen but for once his character uses brains rather than brawns to defeat his enemies...

3

Given the twists and turns, John Abraham starrer Romeo Akbar Walter comes across as a convoluted and tedious mess

Reviewer Profile
Firstpost

5

These stories deserve the spotlight more than ever before, given the tinderbox India is sitting on currently after the Pulwama attack. But RAW chooses to tell the other, more populist side of the story. Though that is completely the makers' choice, one wishes they would have not given up on nuance while translating the popular sentiment into a half-baked spy thriller.

Manisha Lakhe
NowRunning

4

A bank cashier is recruited to spy for India, with several reasons to double cross. What could have been an action packed drama seems to be caught in a quagmire of stereotypes and predictability. It is so slow it fails to hold your attention despite a good premise.

Audience Reviews for Romeo Akbar Walter

  • Shashwat Sisodia
    Shashwat Sisodia
    246 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    2

    With 'RAW', John Abraham has finally proved that he's not the man for a serious political drama with some resonance. It is a classic example of how a leading man just ruins a show.

    October 16, 19