Kites (2010)

A passionate affair leads to danger and excitement for two young lovers with nothing to lose. J (Hrithik Roshan) was left to die in the Mexican desert. Handsome and resourceful, he's one step ahead of certain death when Natasha (Bárbara… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 21, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2011
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thoroughly overwrought in true Bollywood fashion, Kites is deeply flawed -- and too effervescently charming to resist.

Anil Sinanan
Time Out

The technically accomplished result is cheesy, engaging but unmemorable 'time-pass'

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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

Not even the incoherent mishmash of plot...can entirely dim the appeal of this match-up between a blue-eyed Punjabi and a blue-eyed Mexican of almost equal comeliness.

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Itrath Syed
Georgia Straight

Instead of being moved by the story, I was thinking more about the many illogical plot points in the film.

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Lisa Tsering
Hollywood Reporter

Roshan anchors the film with a solid, believable performance and a palpable chemistry with his co-star that will remind audiences just how hot a good Bollywood romance can be.

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Steven Hyden
AV Club

To anyone versed in Bollywood conventions, it's a natural outgrowth of the genre, and a comically overwrought but still generally fun time.

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Todd Gilchrist

a straight-to-video tale that somehow mysteriously managed to find its way to the silver screen.

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Peter Debruge

Deliriously entertaining and shamelessly derivative.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The pulp is served thick, with so much sincerely purple passion it's disarming.

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Tony Macklin

Kites is an aromatic, cinematic Indian mutton stew -- if that sounds different from usual movie fare, it is. It's a Bollywood mixture of romance, violence, action, music, and differing cultures and languages. Kites flutters and plummets.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Lemme just say that the leads are portrayed as being so blindingly and stereotypically attractive, that they just put me off. It is very stylish I suppose, but… More
Movee Critic
A love lost in translation yet found though car -flipping exploding passion.
familiar stranger
The storyline is quite plain & simple, & is served so. The execution is so lame that you'd feel as if you're watching some ordinary love… More
Anoop KN
I think Kites would have been a much better movie if the last 30 min of it was drastically different, to make it a more pleasant one. The film takes itself too… More
Daisy Maduro
Watching this Indian movie Kites, reminds of only one thing, this was like a Bond movie, only in the Indian version.Mostly I am not into Indian movies, but… More