San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
More important is to be in a silly mood yourself. Without that - without a complete suspension of disbelief - Chandni Chowk to China is a drag to sit through.
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Boston Globe

Although Americans may be overwhelmed by the dizzy mix of music, dancing, and kung fu, they should have no trouble appreciating the talent of this extraordinary entertainer.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Fun but somewhat exhausting.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
There are inventive and engaging moments in this broadly comic action saga. But Chandni is at once enjoyable and maddening.
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By James Berardinelli
For those with an adventurous and offbeat cinematic appetite, Chandni Chowk to China offers its shares of enjoyments, although there are plenty of "downs" to go along with the "ups."
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
With musical numbers and fight scenes as big as its heart, director Nikhil Advani's action-comedy really does sample it all.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Fitfully amusing.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Entertainingly goofy for about 30 minutes. And then, for the next two hours-plus, it's agony.
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The Hollywood Reporter

2 1/2 hours of shouting, gesticulating, pratfalls and groin kicks will leave viewers with an MSG headache.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It all makes you want to see a Bollywood movie, all right -- a good one.
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44 out of 100
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