Apun Ka Choice: No matter how well intentioned Halla Bol is, the film, at the end of the day, fails to stir you up.
CNN-IBN: Halla Bol is too idealistic!
DNA India: Rajkumar Santoshi's Halla Bol undoubtedly has its heart in the right place. It advocates the theory that there is nothing more powerful than public opinion.
Glamsham: Rajkumar Santoshi's Halla Bol is a clone of his earlier hit film, Damini. But then, Damini was in a different league and was, so to speak, ahead of its time. Good performances, tight script and brilliant courtroom scenes. Sadly, the same cannot be said here.
Hindustan Times: This one should have been titled Halla Bhool!
IndiaFM: On the whole, Halla Bol is a powerful film that has its heart in the right place. At the box-office, Halla Bol has the power to grow with a strong word of mouth.
Movie Talkies: The most heartening thing about this film is that the director has given a heartful treatment to the subject of public apathy and the corruption in the higher echelons of society. It's not a subject which is novel to commercial cinema, but what is novel is the manner in which Santoshi's treats the same.
Now Running: Halla Bol discusses important social issues and also entertains. It's a movie packed with a powerful message and performances.
Rediff: Santoshi's back with Halla Bol ! Enjoy the broadstrokes, the cliches, and, above all, the film's honesty.
Times Of India: Halla Bol is a rambling film that tries to take on too many things: the underbelly of Bollywood, politics, police, page 3, media. So much so, it loses grip, ever so often. But what holds it together are some power-packed performances, a sensible topical theme and a handful of riveting scenes.