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Slumdog Millionaire

954 Ratings: 3.0
A 2008 movie directed by Danny Boyle

Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, with co-director Loveleen Tandan, and written by Simon Beaufoy. It is an adaptation of the Boeke Prize winning and Commonwealth Writers' Prize nominated novel Q and A by Indian … see full wiki

Release Date: November 2008 (US)
28 reviews about Slumdog Millionaire
review by . March 01, 2009
I'm giving this film the five-star seal of something-or-other because I was in fact swept away by the cinematography and the acting, especially of the children. It's a sign to me, however, that even the day after seeing it, I don't feel I have much to say about it, pro or con. It's roughly the same "youngest son" fairy tale plot as in dozens of Hollywood movies; one that comes to mind is "Good Will Hunting". It's a frightfully grim picture of today's urbanizing India - enough to sidetrack my long-time …
review by . February 12, 2009
The camera pans the white monoliths baking in the glaring Indian sun as Jamal's street smart brother Salim waves his hand towards the burgeoning panorama of construction concrete and dust and in a manner of introduction (he has not seen his sibling for years) explains that the site of this savvy new business park in Mumbai's boomtown of finance and commerce once contained the unbelievable (from a Western stance) dichotomy of vibrant patchwork color and dingy garbage-fill filth that like a Bizarro-World …
review by . February 04, 2009
Believe the hype. Slumdog Millionaire, the latest film from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle, is every bit as amazing as you've heard. It's sweet, it's funny, it's tense, it's uplifting, it's spectacular!    The movie tells the story of Jamal, a young Muslim boy (played at various stages by three different actors, but most notably by Dev Patel of Skins fame), who grows up in the slums of Bombay/Mumbai. These slums are the sort of places governments ignore until either a: they …
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