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100

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Anubhav Sinha's exhilarating fantasy Ra.One is Bollywood at its best. It has energy, spectacle and humor, song and dance, but razzle-dazzle special effects and action stunts never overwhelm its story of enduring love that unfolds amid an intricate and inspired sci-fi odyssey.
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
If you're bored by the action scenes or the love story or the dopey domestic comedy, just wait three minutes for something else to come along - and whoever you are, you won't be bored by the musical numbers!
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This wildly entertaining Bollywood action-comedy, with Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan in two roles, pays homage to such '90s flicks as "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "The Matrix," adding whimsy and loads of heart.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
You don't have to be an enthusiast of Bollywood to embrace RA.ONE, but it sure would help.
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60

The New York Times

By Rachel Saltz
If the storytelling disappoints (shocking!), the film mostly doesn't. It relies on action and effects and Bollywood's trump card, star power, to carry the day. This is Mr. Khan's movie, and once he sheds Shekhar's droopy locks, he shines as the deadpan, action-hero robot with digital snot and smooth moves on the dance floor.
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50

Variety

Much of the film is marked by a sense of dead air, owing to the fact that there's not a lot of story, but nevertheless, per Bollywood conventions, a lot of time to fill.
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25

Slant Magazine

By Simon Abrams
But all the charm in the world wouldn't make Ra.One's sanctimoniousness seem any more genuine.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

And yes, the super effects are fantastic. But overall, Ra.One fails to impress.
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60 out of 100
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