"The prime reason that War’s wholehearted commitment to irreverence feels rewarding despite its several flaws is single handedly due to Hrithik Roshan. As Kabir, Roshan plays an elevated, broodier version of Aryan in Dhoom 2, turning in an enjoyably hammy performance that .. moreisn’t too self-conscious of his reputation. In scene after scene, he does so much while doing so little: there’s a slight glare here, a sly smirk there, seamlessly synthesised with a body language that ekes out confidence in cockiness.
In his hands, Kabir becomes a physical embodiment of swag, as if he is a gust of wind on a warm sunny day – a rewarding evidence of Roshan’s potential as an action hero. In more ways than one, War then, feels like a reinvention of Hrithik Roshan as we knew him. Not only does the actor benefit from playing a character closer to his age, but he also seems to be genuinely invested in essaying someone who is divorced from serving romantic sub-plots or dramatic outbursts."
- Poulomi Das' review on Arre