• 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.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    Upon watching ‘Tezz’, a dull and derivative film which is a mash-up of ‘Speed’ and a few assorted thrillers based on speeding objects meeting unmovable body parts,Kapoor is the cop who is put in charge of finding the bomber, and the bomb. He also tackles racist colleagues, and angry wives, and plays second fiddle to the main act. A fellow cop asks him : who do you think you are, Dirty Harry?Dream on.

  • In truth, the film is full of Hollywood-style car chases amidst a long-running game of cat and mouse between Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn. 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.

  • Srijana Mitra Das
    Srijana Mitra Das
    Times Of India


    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.

  • 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.

  • What’s Good: Ajay Devgan and Anil Kapoor’s performances; a few action sequences.What’s Bad: The ineffective drama in the first half; the lack of emotional connect between the characters in the film; the below-average visual effects.Verdict: Tezz is an average entertainer at best.Loo break: A couple, especially in the climax.Watch or Not?: Watch if you want to see an Indian copy of many Hollywood train-bombing films.

  • Taran Adarsh
    Taran Adarsh
    Bollywood Hungama


    On the whole, TEZZ is a taut, entertaining action spectacle. Those with an appetite for well-made thrillers should lap it up!

  • 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.

  • Anjum Shabbir
    Anjum Shabbir


    In conclusion Tezz is nothing new for western audiences, who will have seen a raft of similar films from Hollywood, but from a Bollywood perspective this will come as fresh and thrilling. It is a breezy entertainer, which is fine for a ‘one off’ watch and lives up to it’s title of a fast, roller coaster ride.

  • 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.Deficiencies apart, the chase sequences in the film are brilliantly shot, and the cinematographer deserves a round of standing ovation. The abundance of thrilling moments keeps the viewer taut all through the film. Watch ‘Tezz’ for action, energy, and adrenaline!