The Big Bull Movie Review - Critics

List of The Big Bull Movie Reviews from various popular critics and news portals. Kindly bookmark this page to check all the reviews which will be updated accordingly.

Star Cast - Abhishek Bachchan, Ileana D'Cruz
Director - Kookie Gulati

Release Date - 8 April 2021 on Disney+ Hotstar

Total Reviews - 7

Average Score - 2.25/5

Overall Word of Mouth (Critics) - Mixed

1. NDTV -

Rating Score -> 1.5/5
It is, therefore, pointless to blame the actors for failing to make amends for what The Big Bull lacks. The film's problems are rooted in the screenplay (written by the director and Arjun Dhawan), the stilted dialogues (credited to Ritesh Shah) and the arbitrary character arcs. The focus is so lopsidedly on the lead actor that none of the people around him - be it his mother (Supriya Pathak), the bank officials that he deals with or the chief of the stock exchange regulatory body (the man is called Mannu Malpani and is played by Saurabh Shukla) - is allowed a make their presence felt.
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2. Times of India -

Rating Score -> 3/5
Overall, ‘The Big Bull’ is a decent attempt to tell a dramatic story of one of India’s biggest financial scams, orchestrated by a man, who seemed more like a common man than a con man. Watch it if you’re an Abhishek Bachchan fan, but don’t let the stock of your expectations rise too high.
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3. News18 -

Rating Score -> 2/5
Comparisons may be unfair, but the web series, Scam 1992, also about Harshad Mehta was proficiently paced, scripted with subtlety and performed by Pratik Gandhi with a flourish. Bachchan pales here, and The Big Bull in the end looks like, well, “bull”.
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4. The Hindu -

Rating Score -> n/a
Thus, despite The Big Bull’s earnest attempts at coming across as a serious drama piece, it ends up locking horns with some basic tenants of logic and practical filmmaking, serving as a cautionary tale for patrons of nuanced storytelling.
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5. DNA -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
One more thing about Scam 1992 that stayed with the people is the title track. But with The Big Bull, CarryMinati and other artists are zestless. Although it's claimed to be 'inspired by true events', after watching Scam 1992, fictionalised names of the characters make the film more insignificant. It will be tough to accept The Big Bull but 'try it yourself' might not hurt your eyes, or it might.
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6. Komal Nahta -

Rating Score -> n/a
On the whole, The Big Bull is an engaging and entertaining family entertainer and will be liked by the audience. Had it been released in the cinemas in better times, it would’ve definitely done very good business at the box-office.
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7. Anupama Chopra -

Rating Score -> 2.5/5
Props to Abhishek Bachchan for sincerely trying to hold the fractured screenplay together. There is a moment at the end when his eyes, brimming with tears, reflect the anguish of a man undone by his own dreams. He still doesn’t understand why he must pay. You might see echoes of his performance in Guru – also about a man with insatiable ambition – but mostly, Abhishek works the silk shirts, aviator glasses and satisfied smirk.
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