• Released
  • August 8, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 2 hr 20 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign


Whether it's the wealth of meta-cinematic references to both Shetty's and Khan's other work, or the evolving romance between Khan and Padukone, or the handsomely mounted action, or the occasionally excellent songs, Chennai Express always has something up its sleeve.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Although the film serves as a charming introduction to audiences new to the Bollywood genre, those well studied in the history of Shah Rukh Khan movies will be most rewarded, since the screenplay and songs make dozens of references to his earlier films.
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The New York Times

By Rachel Saltz
The movie chugs along for most of its 2 hours and 20 minutes searching for comedy and characters in a frantically overplotted story.
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By Ronnie Scheib
Shetty’s need to maintain his characters’ romantic heroism constantly grates against his depictions of their ridiculousness.
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45 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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