Critics Review


An Uninteresting Film!

The interesting psychological idea and a commercially viable base plot stays on the ground level as the screenplay is underdeveloped. With a better packaging and neater presentation, it could've at least been a decent flick. (more)

Source: Ashwin, MovieCrow


Vikram gets ready to strike, but never goes for the kill

A film about a globetrotting assassin with a deep fascination for cosplay would be a lot of fun to watch if made properly. After ramping up the initial excitement, the film sinks.(more)

Source: Manoj Kumar K, Indian Express


Cobra is overwrought, overlong and over-indulgent

Ajay Gnanamuthu manages to get us invested in Mathiazhagan, especially from the moment we get to know of his psychological issues. The scenes involving his hallucinations are shot rather well, and even the revelation in the interval is decent enough to keep us invested in the film. But the second half turns out to be a mess, with flashbacks that hardly move us and weakly written cat-and-mouse games.(more)

Source: M Suganth, Times Of India


Complicated action drama

The screenplay lacks basic punch as it is narrated in a complicated manner. A simple storyline is made confusing for no reason. There are many scenes in the second half which defy logic and drag the proceedings. (more)

Source: 123 Telugu Team,


Vikram-starrer gets predictable in the end, despite stretches of brilliance

Cobra could�ve been a far more effective thriller if it wasn�t so long. It could�ve also done away with the highly boring romantic track, which hardly helps in keeping the audiences engaged.(more)

Source: Haricharan Pudpeddi, Hindustan Times


A thriller that should have just remained fun

Vikram has been having a rough time at the box office. Some of his recent releases are nightmares. But Cobra falls somewhere between watchable and could-have-been-better. I�ll take that, for now.(more)

Source: Karthik Keramelu,


A brilliant Vikram fails to save this middling outing

Cobra ends up as just another middling film that fails to be both an engaging actioner and an emotional drama. What is more disappointing than watching a film that does not deliver on the promise is bearing witness to one that squanders its own potential. The ideas are there and there is visible effort to make it a unique, engaging watch, and you just stand witness to how it goes all wrong. In a specific sequence set at a police station, Vikram pulls off something brilliant, garnering a lot of cheer from the audience. Looking back at it, you only feel bad that yet another film becomes an average outing for an actor who gives his all.(more)

Source: Buvanesh, The Hindu