Players is an odd film. It is not engaging and definitely not a good thriller. Yet it is not altogether unwatchable and boring.
A mish mash of Italina Job and Race, Players is intended to be a fast paced thriller. At two hours forty odd minutes, that definitely doesn't happen- the film is far too long to sustain its flimsy apology of a plot line. To top it all, Players has some of the worst dialogues written in recent cinematic history, coupled with the most wooden cast ever.
Abhishek looks funny trying to look kick ass, sans his Dhoom smug, he does look a little better though. One can't decide what is more obnoxious, Sonam's clothes or her lack of expression. Bobby dies early on, and one is thank full for that. Rest of the cast would pale out even before a blank wall. The few good things include Jhonny lever's insipid comedy and Bipasha in a two piece.
Yet, Players is not totally bad. The unintended comedy of errors does elicit a few laughs here and there. Plus there is the heavily Bollywoodized action sequences that keep the attention on the screen and not on the popcorn.
Watch Players if there is absolutely nothing else to do. Or with a gang to kill time. Else stay clear.