Salman Khan’s Race 3 Movie Review By Critics And Celebrities


Race 3 was one of the most anticipated movies because of two reasons – the franchise has a successful past and the addition of Salman Khan who turned it into his Eid Bonanza. The trailers, the posters and all the pre-release marketing was well accepted. But now that the movie has been released, let’s see what critics and celebrities have to say about it.

Movie name: Race 3

Starring: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor and Daisy Shah.

Directed by:  Remo D’Souza

Written by: Shiraz Ahmed

Story: Revolves around a family that deals in borderline crime; ruthless and vindictive to the core.

Review by Saibal Chatterjee on NDTV Movies – : Salman Khan Struts Around Like A Clueless Stuntman

Rating: 1.5/.

Well, the climax of Race 3 does pack some punch – both Salman and Bobby drop their shirts – but it is a case of too little too late

The formula – a bunch of super-rich blokes and bling-bedecked broads gypping each other in a game involving power, pelf and perfidy – has worn awfully thin. No amount of surface gloss and ‘explosive’ action can lend a fresh veneer to the rickety vehicle that Race 3 is. With all the junk in the trunk, it delivers a ride that is bumpy, noisy and aimless. Salman Khan throws his box-office weight behind the scrappy enterprise, but the unimaginatively scripted thriller can only plod its way through a heap of inanities. Served up ill-advisedly in 3D, the bluff and bluster are amplified beyond endurance.

Helmed by Remo D’Souza, Race 3 is a dance of dunces that hits a convoluted track from the moment it kicks off. The game has too many players and not enough rules to keep them sane. It is about the family of an unscrupulous global arms dealer, Shamsher Singh (Anil Kapoor). They embark on a mission to rob a hard disk from the high-security vault of a Cambodian bank with the intention of blackmailing Indian politicians caught in a prostitution ring.

And with the lead actor strutting around like a clueless stuntman in the midst of flying bullets and exploding cars, all the high-voltage action is about as exciting as a three-hour-long sitting at the dentist’s.

Click here to read the complete review on NDTV.

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Video review by Rajeev Masand

Rating – 1/5.

Twitter review by Taran Adarsh – Diasppointing

Review by Shubhra Gupta on Indian Express – The Salman Khan starrer is a snoozefest

Rating: 1.5/5

The movie is nothing but a recycled bin of too many car chases, explosions, buffed up characters strutting in slo-mo, and wilted lines.

At some point well down the road in Race 3, as I slumped low in my chair, passing the time, a character said, ‘I’ve got a bad feeling about this’. Ding dong, news flash: we could have told her that right in the beginning.

Given our experience of the Race franchise, we are fully prepared for bad guys, fast cars, faster gals, dazzling foreign locations, shiny dance-floor moves, locomotives that cost more than a good sized 2BHK flat, supersize mansions, and a thin plot spiced by a twist or two. It’s a template, but we are always up for tales with all of the above if they are smart and pacy enough.

Click here to read the complete review on Indian Express.

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Twitter review by Rohit Jaiswal

Review by Rohit Vats on Hindustan Times – It’s a mere showreel for Salman Khan fans

Rating: 1/5.

Race 3 is all about creating whistle worthy moments, and Salman Khan is the right choice to lead such a film. Here’s our movie review.

During one of the many forced fist fights in Race 3, Salman Khan is getting the better of his opponents when he is hit by a rod. He smirks, turns towards the camera and punches the enemy in face as if he is punishing the man for not recognising the Bhai of Bollywood. The camera doesn’t cut to the rod, which, I am sure, is broken in half by now. Such is Salman’s unparalleled rage and such is the vision of director Remo D’Souza.

Race 3 is everything film students are taught not to do, but then what do they know? From the first scene in which Anil Kapoor blows up a gang member with the help of a pen bomb to Salman coming to the rescue of his family in a base-jump suit, Race 3 unabashedly targets the fans. There isn’t any pretension of logical filmmaking or sound screenplay. It seems Race 3 categorically wants the non-Salman fans to mind their own business.

Remo D’Souza’s idea of a dysfunctional family is far more juvenile than Abbas-Mustan’s.

Click here to read the complete review on Hindustan Times.

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Twitter review by Filmfare – the perfect Eid gift from Bhai to his fans

Review by Rachit Gupta on Times Of India

The Race franchise is known for its excessively stylized characters and high-octane action. These films showcase expensive cars and fancy set pieces, they have everything to please the an action movie buff and James Bond fans. ‘Race 3’ puts the pedal to the metal when it comes to making stylish statements. But as it zooms ahead in style, the substance is left behind in a cloud of dust.

This film is about a rich family dealing with a lot of double crossing and scheming, as you’d expect from a film of this franchise. The Singh family is executing a high stake heist, where they have to steal a hard disk from a bank, so the setup looks like it’s going to have a lot of thrills and action. But the generous dose of action never translates into any serious thrills because the story is so flimsy. To say that the film has a wafer thin plot is an understatement. Unlike the action, the script lacks any real punch as the story does not engage the viewer at all. Trailer of the film had sparked off a bevy of memes on social media and when you watch the film you realise there are more such dialogues like, ‘Our business is our business, none of your business’ and that makes you wonder what the writers were thinking.

 Salman Khan leads the pack with the main role, and while he’s great with the action and the style, the character has very little depth.

Click here to read the complete review on Times of India.

Twitter review by India Today Showbiz – @BeingSalmanKhan rocks. Nothing else matters

Review by Swetha Ramakrishnan on Firstpost – Salman Khan and Bobby Deol make this film a funny, kitschy, audacious ride


Race 3 begins with Salman Khan — aka Sikander — standing atop a building. The entry shot is replete with cars being blown up, motorcycles being run down and drone shots of the skyline. Sikander is the saviour/bodyguard of the Singh family: patriarch Shamsher (Anil Kapoor), who is also Sikander’s uncle; and Shamsher’s children Suraj (Saqib Saleem) and Sanjana (Daisy Shah). Shamsher’s life is in danger, and as Suraj and Sanjana fight off miscreants who want to kill their father, Sikander makes his entrance — jumping off a building, dapper in a suit with guns in tow.

The level of action escalates with every passing minute while the characters say no more than a word or two: the tone of Race 3 is set right in the beginning — a loop of bhai-action-bhai-action.

The only saving grace is Bobby Deol as Yash, who brings the earnestness required to this film, reminding us of why we loved watching him on screen in the so-bad-they’re-good thrillers of the ’90s.

Click here to read the complete review on Firstpost.

Review by  on – Even die-hard fans will find the going tough

Remo directs Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor and a host of unworthies in a thriller that goes nowhere.

The sibling directors Abbas-Mustan must be laughing up their matching white sleeves, wondering how a cheerfully tacky but occasionally enjoyable franchise built on the themes of seduction and betrayal could get derailed in such spectacular fashion.

Compared to the third of the Race movies, the first two productions, directed by the brothers and featuring a cast led by a slinky and highly effective Saif Ali Khan, come off as superbly plotted and sophisticated thrillers. Race 3 has a new director, Remo, and has replaced one Khan with another. Salman Khan leads a pack of unworthies who squabble over inheritance while trying to procure a hard disk that has the dirt on the sexual shenanigans of Indian politicians. Most of the principal cast comprises Salman Khan’s loyalists, but this employment guarantee scheme is a mess from the start.

Among the cast, only Anil Kapoor earns his pay cheque with some dignity.

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Celebrity reviews

Urvashi Rautela believes that it will make your Eid:

Neha Bhasic absolutely enjoyed the movie.


Well, seems critics, absolutely none of them have liked Race 3 much. You have to really go looking for some bits of praise which essentially comes down to some good work by veterans Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol.

However, since when critics reviews have mattered for Salman Khan movies. His movies are known to break all barriers at box office regargless of conventional factors. His star power usually does the trick and overwhelms any shortcomings in the movie.

More than anyone else, director Remo D’souza needs this film to work. It’s his debut venture and how this movie performs might have an effect on his career as a director.

Stay tuned and we will keep reporting on Race 3’s box office performances and other news.

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