Hotel Mumbai Reviews

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September 28, 2019
It's a tense and sometimes moving directorial debut for Maras, an Australian who until now has specialised in shorts.
September 27, 2019
Art born of outrage has to be more rigorous - and we might also contemplate what merit there is in guaranteeing prospective terrorists a filmed account of their misdeeds.
September 23, 2019
If you are going to mine human suffering for cheap thrills, the least you could do is make it entertaining.
September 23, 2019
An invented scenario might have been easier to accept as entertainment.
April 17, 2019
What do we do with all this filmmaking dexterity when it serves an effort that feels exploitative and too soon?
March 30, 2019
For what it is, it's flawless. But that's not to say that I'm recommending that you go to see it.
March 29, 2019
Hotel Mumbai is a chilling and valuable reminder of acts of madness, and acts of heroism, that should never be forgotten.
March 29, 2019
Uneasy and unnerving, "Hotel Mumbai" is a tough one to shake.
March 28, 2019
Hotel Mumbai is part survival thriller, part docudrama - and all of a confusion.
March 28, 2019
An all-out assault on the senses, Hotel Mumbai will stay with you, though it's hard to watch.
March 27, 2019
There were innumerable ways to tell the story of the Mumbai attacks responsibly, and with greater emotional punch... Instead, the filmmakers leaned into the body count. It's technically competent filmmaking - just not ethically.
March 27, 2019
"Hotel Mumbai" captures the Taj siege so hauntingly, messages of hope and reassurance aren't easily heard.
March 27, 2019
"Hotel Mumbai" is a clockwork thriller, but man, is it hard to watch.
March 26, 2019
"Hotel Mumbai" is a road map of atrocity.
March 26, 2019
The fictionalized parts are hamstrung by clichés of character, situation and dialogue, making for a very uneasy experience.
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March 25, 2019
There isn't a single wasted frame in this movie, which is both richly detailed and economically direct in its emotional impact-all the more astounding for a first feature film.
March 22, 2019
Any movie that sweats bullets to vividly portray what real bullets do is in its way a kind of grim act of artistic service to our violence-saturated culture.
March 21, 2019
It's always unfair to ask a film to be something it isn't: Hotel Mumbai was meant to be an action thriller, and that's what it is, for better or -- mostly -- worse.
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March 21, 2019
In Hotel Mumbai, death is ever-present, and it is so calculatingly exacted by its terrorists - and its filmmaker - that its depiction comes close to sadism: grueling, yes, but never truly shocking.
March 21, 2019
It's well-made and, at times, excruciatingly tense, even if you wonder why anyone would want to sit through it.
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