Rucha Sharma

Rucha Sharma
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
I was always in love with pop culture, movies, & shows. Had opinions like any other fangirl. Just didn't know my voice can be heard until a senior critic gave me my first TV review for 'Game of Thrones' season 5. I have been working with dnaindia.com for 4 years. Despite the ups & downs of digital news space for a deskie, I kept my love for movies alive, treated Oscars as world championship finals. Purchasing a ticket means that I get to become a part of the world of imagination a director dreamt for me. Hundreds of people came together to give me a few hours of escape. Therefore it hurts when sometimes I have to put in efforts to understand that directorial vision. This is when the fan of the movie making in me wants to ask questions. Conveying the nuances of a film is my favourite thing; right ahead of theorising TV show or Marvel stories before they come out. Being layman's guide is my job & I take it seriously. A little bit of fun while enjoying a movie is just a great perk of it.
Publications: DNA India, Forbes India

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Brie Larson as Captain Marvel is amazing from the get-go. She embodies the character in the way she carries herself, the confidence, the poise is infectious. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3/5 72% Triple Frontier (2019) Director [JC] Chandor, in his projects so far, has explored how humans deal with their relationship with the money. Triple Frontier is no exception. This aspect is the strongest character in this intense movie. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
2/5 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) [Saoirse] Ronan and [Margot] Robbie try their best within the poor outline set by director Josie Rourke. It's the story and its helmer that fail them - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 61% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Alita: Battle Angel is worth your penny if you are looking for a good, action-packed, entertaining spectacle. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part limits itself by being predictable and not growing up as it should have. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3/5 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Isn't It Romantic is an adequate homage to the meta-send-up genre. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
5/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Geek or not, a great movie experience should not be missed. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one such experience. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) It may be a watered down tale of one of the most 'mercurial' lives lived on earth, but it is also a beautiful tribute to the life lived only for performance. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) The Crimes of Grindelwald's strength lies in the character dynamics. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 88% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) The best part of this feature film is the gathering of princesses. This is where Disney goes where nobody thought of them reaching. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 84% Creed II (2018) There is no fresh thought in Creed II. But it is a movie in the Rocky Universe that will fetch it box office numbers. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 87% First Man (2018) A masterclass in restrained filmmaking that should not be missed. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Director [Bradley] Cooper knows what he needs to get out of Gaga and what power she has when she is near a microphone. Gaga also surprises by matching Cooper pound for a pound as they share the frame. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 79% Halloween (2018) This is one Halloween treat you don't want to miss. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 92% Searching (2018) This novel way of narration exceeds expectations and delivers a good thriller worth your time. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 26% The Nun (2018) The Nun has more noise than scare for fans of fright. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 29% Venom (2018) Venom as a CGI creature is brilliant to watch, especially when he makes those formidable shields and weapons... But these bits and pieces are not enough to keep one interested through the length of the movie. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3.5/5 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Songs were the strength of Mamma Mia in 2008, they are doubly so now. So take two hours of your life to sing your heart out and watch beautiful people in sunny places. Escape. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 73% Christopher Robin (2018) You don't want to miss the innocence and warmth of this story. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The action fails to seamlessly entwine with the comedy. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
2.5/5 47% Skyscraper (2018) Dwayne Johnson is the rock of this shabby structure. He shoulders the responsibility of holding the screen on his own, but there is only so much you can do when situations are played on the loop. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
3/5 62% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) The animation of these characters draws from cliched definition and twists it to bring out laughs. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 90% Isle of Dogs (2018) One can interpret the movie to be about deportation, political scapegoating, and what have you. But in the end, it's a story about dogs loving their masters and Wes Anderson delivers a beautiful spectacle. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) In this era of superhero movies, Incredibles 2 outshines tentpole films with a familial charm and brilliant animation. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
2.5/5 69% Ocean's 8 (2018) A bland story can give only so much wiggle room even when you have Oscar-winning stars leading the film. Watch it once, or wait for streaming or Blu- Ray's to come out. You are not missing much. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
3.5/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) It makes you chuckle, it scares, it entertains. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
3.5/5 84% Deadpool 2 (2018) Viewers will come out of laughing after watching Deadpool 2, but won't take home significant memories associated with the two hours spent in the theatre. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
3.5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) The last half an hour of the movie is spectacular in every way. Twists and turns hit you full speed and a massive cliffhanger leaves you wanting. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
2.5/5 44% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The story hints at the perils of automating war weapons. It also points fingers at the drone situation being dealt with all over the world these days. But it is still shallow enough to not prompt deep thoughts. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
4.5/5 90% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) [Martin] McDonagh's story of a hurt, fierce and determined mother avoids being a run-of-the-mill revenge drama thanks to savage, dark and in-your-face humour. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
4.5/5 97% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is the superhero movie you've been waiting for. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
4/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) It's [Gary] Oldman and his masterpiece of a performance that takes the movie to a whole new level. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019
4.5/5 91% Phantom Thread (2018) Daniel Day-Lewis delivers a performance worthy of bidding goodbye to his film career. - DNA India EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2019