Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra starrer "Brothers", will release on 14 August, but the critics reviews are out, and it's not in the favour of the film.

"Brothers", which is an official remake of Hollywood film "Warriors", have got mixed reviews from critics. "Brothers" film has a powerful story combined with good action scenes, but the direction and songs have bogged down the film, critics said.

Directed by Karan Malhotra, the film features Jacqueline Fernandez opposite Akshay, while Kareena Kapoor Khan in an item song.

Read the critics review below:

Sneha May Francis of Emirates 24/7 said: "The narrative is awfully sluggish and predictable, and would've benefitted immensely from extravagant trimmings. Clearly, we can't put the blame entirely on Karan or his editor Akiv Ali, because much of the damage came out of borrowing the script (officially) from Hollywood's 'Warrior'."

Tushar P Joshi of BollywoodLife.com said: "You need to have loads of patience to enjoy the first half. There is an lot of build up and anticipation to the big fights that will follow in the second half. Sidharth and Akshay look the parts and are in their best shape." 

Lokesh Dharmani of Masala.com said: "The second half is like a WWF YouTube that never ends! It's an MMF fight, a sport I don't know much about. Brothers, despite being a powerful story, lost the plot in the telling. I suggest get a DVD of Warrior instead." 

Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times said: "Karan Malhotra's Brothers is not Warrior. It's an ode to formula-driven content. Having said that, Brothers still offers you some fantastic fight sequences and a matured Akshay Kumar."

Bollywood Hungama in its review said: "BROTHERS is a huge letdown on the account of its slow pace and lack of emotional connect. At the box office, the movie will enjoy huge footfalls over the weekend due to Independence Day Holiday and lack of credible opposition at the cinema halls."

Watch Kamaal R Khan's review here: