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Lion Reviews

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March 10, 2017
Lion is an astounding, all-encompassing story of hope, determination and dumb luck that will leave you both crying like a baby and clapping like a seal once the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2017
[It's] alternately emotionally wrenching and veering on the sentimental. But it never reduces itself to mawkishness so, by the end, we are rewarded for having seen it.
March 3, 2017
The film sometimes has no strict thematic focus, but that's fine. Neither does life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2017
An emotional and well-acted film, which ends up giving a valuable message about child abuse in India, showing us real images of Saroo and his family. [Full review in Spanish]
February 27, 2017
An emotional film that will make the viewer shed a tear, without being manipulative. [Full review in Spanish]
February 27, 2017
At times sentimental but never maudlin, Lion is an inspiring slice-of-life odyssey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 24, 2017
A painful story where guilt and restlessness harass the main characters because of a fateful mix between their decisions and uncertainty. [Full review in Spanish]
February 22, 2017
Thank God Lion exists. We need more films like it, like Slumdog, to shame us into being better by showing us our worst, and to inspire us into being brave, by showing us our best.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 22, 2017
A film with a very simple and traditional structure, and seizes the emotions of the viewer from the beginning. [Full review in Spanish]
February 21, 2017
A melodrama that overflows in its final part, which reserves moments of a valuable intensity. [Full review in Spanish]
February 21, 2017
A movie with an impressive photography surrounding an epic drama. [Full review in Spanish]
February 21, 2017
A drama similar to Hallmark Entertainment films, raised by a rather nice cast. [Full review in Spanish]
February 21, 2017
An extraordinary story that comes to stay in the soul of the viewer. [Full review in Spanish]
February 19, 2017
The movie tells a real story that it's interesting in its beginning and in its ending, but not in its terribly boring second act. [Full review in Portuguese.]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2017
The film has enough elements to potentiate them and expose a risky story, however, the script fails to go beyond its good intentions. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2017
Lion is an emotional film that is worth seeing for its performances and for the incredible story behind it. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 16, 2017
A film built with skill, professionalism and conviction. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2017
A well-filmed melodrama that doesn't need to resort to low blows being subtle in the tragic moments. [Full review in Spanish]
February 13, 2017
Those expecting the usual exoticised version of India will be surprised by the brutal, neo-realist way it's portrayed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2017
The many flaws of Lion overshadow its few strengths, resulting in a disjointed film that's uneven in both tone and quality.
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