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New Delhi: It doesn’t seem like the most exciting week at the movies.

Tom Cruise fans, making a beeline for Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation, are unlikely to be disappointed. Variety magazine praises the Christopher McQuarrie film that released in India later than in many countries for its coherent complexity and calls it “the most philosophically brooding film of the series".

For The New York Times, Tom Terrific stands out for his “graceful athleticism" in the sleek and bloated movie. (Read more)

The Guardian critic, a fan of the original television thriller show, feels the wit of previous instalments was missing but adds that the action won’t leave you short changed. (Read more)

If you’re a fan of modern, radical comedies, Judd Apatow’s Amy Schumer-Bill Hader starrer Trainwreck comes to India this week. The New Yorker notes the film for its consistent candour. (Read more)

The reviewer of abcNews agrees that the film has a “loud, versatile voice" despite not being the first to tell the story of a woman in charge of her own life. (Read more)

Back home, Excel Entertainment’s Riteish Deshmukh-Pulkit Samrat-Jacqueline Fernandez starrer Bangistan does not seem to have hit the right notes. The Firstpost review refers to it as a “snoozefest" with banal writing, mediocre performances and the inability to take chances. (Read more)

Bollywood Life agrees, calling it a “dull" film with “all smoke and no bangs", especially disappointing since this was a potentially great script with a huge production house, Ritesh Sidhwani-Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment, backing it. The film has been directed by film critic-turned-director Karan Anshuman. (Read more)

Unless you’re a huge history buff or a connoisseur of classical music, veteran filmmaker Muzaffar Ali’s comeback film Jaanisaar is not your cup of tea. The Times of India calls the Imran Abbas-Pernia Qureshi starrer a case of “poetic injustice" (read more).Aaj Tak feels the outdated-looking costume drama lacks the charm of Ali’s Umrao Jaan despite the beautiful costumes, dances and soulful music. (Read more)

Maharastra Times reviewer feels there is much missing in Gajendra Ahire’s Marathi period drama Nilkanth Master starring Vikram Gokhale, Adinath Kothare and Kishore Kadam. (Read more)

Bengali director Partha Sen’s take on the meaning of life and death, Anubrato Bhalo Achho, has also reached theatres. The film, starring Ritwik Chakraborty, Swastika Mukherjee and Debleena Dutta, has been described by the reviewer of the Imagineindia International Film Festival as “tightly handed". (Read more)

Things look up a little because of director Vinod Bharathan’s award-winning Malayalam film Karma Cartel, a product of the “Dogme 95", a movement that simplifies filmmaking and brings it to the basics and is the stuff meant for avant-garde fans this week. The indie based on a reporter’s search for a missing actor has been premiered around the world and user reviews on the Internet Movie Database call it brilliant, raw and direct. The film has been produced by Bharathan along with Chris Blaski, Bobby Koshy and Suraj Ramakrishnan.

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