Critics Review

3.25

Shankar's Magnum Opus Is Expensive And Exhaustive

2.0 is without question an important film of the year. 2Point0 will satisfy indiscriminate devoted fans of Rajini and Shankar. It will also impress the younger audience who may appreciate the video-gaming style action sequences. The adult audience looking for depth and logic will find it exhausting from hectic action sequences devoid of human emotions and unrealized characters.(more)

Source: Movie crow editorial borad, MovieCrow

3.00

Even though some of the surprises in this segment have been let out in the trailer, Shankar manages to pack in a cute, little surprise.

It is only with the entry of 2.0, which happens a little late than it should have, that the film gets some much-needed energy. As he did in the first film, Rajinikanth digs into this role with his inimitable style and performs with relish. There is even a punch line that he utters after Nila tells him that he is no longer the No 1, that sends fans into a tizzy. Akshay Kumar is also a solid presence as the antagonist whose heart is in the right place. And the climactic battle between 2.0 and Pakshiraja ensures that we get the bangs we deserved for our bucks. (more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India

3.75

Shankar fuses technology, fiction and showmanship brilliantly to reload Rajinikanth's superstar swag in this must watch grand sequel.

On the whole, without giving up on Superstar's swag, Akshay's performance and his love for spectacularly grand scenes, Shankar presents us with a product that cannot be sidelined. With contemporary touches and technological infusions, 2.0 is a brand that could stand tough against the biggest of Hollywood franchises.(more)

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com

3.75

Source: Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods.com

4.75

Source: PRasanth, Prashanth

3.25

Shankar's story is pedestrian; but VFX, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar carry the day

Shankar, for a change, has only one full dance song, the hit number from AR Rahman � 'Enthira Logathu Sundariya' that plays out only with the end credits. The fight in the climax between the giant robots reminds you of the action scenes from the Transformers franchise. The film works largely because of Rajinikanth and the amazing 3D format, the closest an Indian film has reached to Hollywood standards.(more)

Source: Sreedhar Pillai, Firstpost.com

3.00

A film that is part sci-fi, part horror, part vigilante movie and part special effects spectacle.

It is only with the entry of 2.0 (Rajini, again), which happens a little late than it should have, that the film gets some much-needed energy. As he did in the first film, Rajinikanth digs into this role with his inimitable style and performs with relish. There is even a self-referential punchline that he utters after Nila tells him that he is no longer the No 1, that sends fans into a tizzy.(more)

Source: Suganth, Times Of India

2.00

Despite Rajinikanth And Akshay Kumar, Bunkum Is Bunkum

The right-versus-wrong tropes that 2.0 employs are trite, but the battle at the heart of the film - it pits a warped model of development against the need for ecological conservation in a no-holds-barred fantasy - has moments that are thought-provoking and entertaining at once. But even for Rajnikanth, pulling this erratic, messy epic out of the fire is no cakewalk. He comes pretty close. Watch 2.0 for its scale and ambition, if not for the superstar who can do no wrong.(more)

Source: Saibal Chatarjee, NDTV Movies

3.00

A Sensory Overload That Becomes Too Exhausting

Shankar�s cinema uniquely combines scale with social message. Just in case you�ve missed the point of this film, at the end, Dr. Vaseegaran spells it out again. Like everything else in 2.0, it�s a tiring overdose. (more)

Source: Anupama Chopra, Filmcompanion.in

3.00

Exhausting but watchable!

The film's biggest strength is Superstar Rajinikanth who steals the show especially the second half as 2.0 and the Kutti Chitti. His natural swag and majestic screen presence is sure to be a treat for his fans. Though Rajinikanth looks fragile as Chitti (the CG doesn't work here), the actor is a scream as 3.0 aka Kutti chitti. The most talked about Akshay Kumar's negative role and make-up fails to evoke any big impact but the actor is earnest and does his best. Amy Jackson has screen space and is convincing as a pure machine.The rest of the cast like Sudhanshu Pandey and Kalabhavan Shajon are forgettable. (more)

Source: Editorial Board, Sify.com

3.50

Rajinikanth is smarter than a smartphone, the film isn't

Shankar sticks admirably to the plot and never slows down, with no time for melodrama or song sequences, which made up the cheesiest parts of Enthiran. Kumar has fun snarling and cawing, Jackson is more than worthy to continue kicking butt as the franchise continues, but a Rajini film can only be about one man.(more)

Source: Raja Sen., Hindustan Times