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Romeo Akbar Walter (2019) Romeo Akbar Walter is a period spy film set in the ’70s. In 1971, at the height of Indo-Pak tensions, India was able to place a high level mole in Pakistan who was able to provide vital information about Pakistan's war plans. The film revolves around Romeo/Akbar/Walter (John Abraham) a patriotic young man whose father belonged in the army and was killed in action. This is the reason his mother doesn't want him to join the army. Jackie Shroff, who plays the director of India's intelligence bureau, recruits him all the same, trains him to be a clandestine agent, and transports him to POK. There, he saves the life of an influential Pakistani arms dealer and soon becomes his right hand man. This gives him easy access to the highest echelons of Pakistani army and intelligence and he's able to pass on accurate information. But the Pak intelligence is on to him. Whether he wins the cat and mouse game forms the crux of the story..
Bollywoodhungama.com  (Apr 05, 2019)
Rating:  2/5

On the whole, ROMEO AKBAR WALTER fails to impress as it suffers from a flawed script as well as a weak and lengthy execution. At the box office, it will have an uphill task to register impressive numbers..

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Rediff.com  (Apr 05, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

The movie appears 'raw' at many instances and one only wishes that it was cooked better. Robbie tries hard to make RAW like Raazi, but doesn't quite get it..

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Masala.com  (Apr 05, 2019)
Rating:  2/5

If you are a spy film buff, you’ll definitely see the problems in this movie especially how it builds the climax and how it barely manages to keep your attention. However, if you want to know how Raazi would have looked like on testosterone, watch Romeo.

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Bollywoodlife.com  (Apr 05, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

Romeo Akbar Walter is a film made with a lot of attention to detail. It is not melodramatic nor is it remotely jingoistic. If you love the espionage genre, you won't be disappointed. Just don't expect the high octane action you are accustomed to from Holl.

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Koimoi.com  (Apr 05, 2019)
Rating:  2/5

All said and done, Romeo Akbar Walter could have been a lot better than what it is now. The paper-thin plot, pretending to be a lot intelligent than what it is backed by a very lousy narration. Don’t fall for the patriotic trap!.

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Filmibeat.com  (Apr 05, 2019)
Rating:  2.5/5

Sadly, Robbie Grewal packs in too much of them without giving us sufficient time to connect with the characters and feel their emotions.

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Ndtv.com  (Apr 05, 2019)
Rating:  2/5

on the flip side, it gives him no chance to try and rise above the uninspiring script with some muscle-flexing. Mouni Roy, cast as the hero's colleague and beloved, pops up now and then in an eminently forgettable role. But both Jackie Shroff and Sikander.

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Filmfare.com  (Apr 05, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

This film has the most understated performance by John Abraham in recent times. He oozes sincerity in every frame, and tries gamely not to break character and go all berserker-like against the baddies, breaking their necks with bare hands. We wait for t.

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Timesofindia.indiatimes.com  (Apr 05, 2019)
Rating:  3/5

RAW has its moments but is rough around the edges. The climax is audacious and you need to suspend your disbelief, if you plan to watch it..

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