Salaam Bombay! Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 28, 2008
honest and haunting portrait
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 4, 2006
Nair's debut, winner of Cannes Festival Camera d'Or, tells the harrowing story of one boy's life among thieves, prostitutes and drug dealers. Though inspired by De Sica, Babenco, and Ray, it acheves distinctive intensity and color from its unique locale
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2004
Will take your breathe away with its harrowing portrait of the deprivations endured by a hungry and homeless boy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
July 2, 2003
Mira Nair's feature debut is a moving and powerful look at people for whom survival itself is a major achievement.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Leslie Camhi
Village Voice
February 5, 2002
The director's experience making documentaries served her well as she worked for weeks with the kids who inhabit Bombay's backstreets.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Nair has been able to make a film that has the everyday, unforced reality of documentary, and yet the emotional power of great drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A savvy, unsentimentalized first feature by director Mira Nair.
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
February 23, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006

Film4
May 24, 2003
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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