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Lion Reviews

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July 19, 2017
These actors could have tackled much more difficult terrain, with grace and intelligence, had Davies and Davis given them the opportunity.
July 19, 2017
What Lion does is take a culturally rich story and apply the conventions of middlebrow Western, feel-good cinematic storytelling.
June 23, 2017
The movie's messages are thoughtfully and honestly communicated -- particularly the idea that "home" can mean more than any one place, person or even culture.
June 15, 2017
The rest of the movie, which includes a big plug for Google Maps, concerns Saroo's search for his roots. Or, more likely, Patel's on-going search for a Hollywood career.
May 11, 2017
"Lion" is unadulterated cinema, reaching out to the audience to embrace and be embraced.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
April 13, 2017
works as an emotionally stirring portrait of sheer determination driven by the need to know where one comes from
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2017
Despite its wavering focus from its fascinating lead to his white supporting actors, this is an inspiring story about one young man's search for identity
Full Review | Original Score: 1-5 stars
March 24, 2017
"Lion" is a mediocre movie that should have been a good one. That still doesn't mean you shouldn't see it...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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 27, 2017
In Lion, Patel sheds his tendency to play his characters broadly. But Pawar easily eclipses his efforts.
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]
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