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March 18, 2014
Sweet and touching, whimsical and bright-spirited, Millions is the story of two English brothers who encounter a huge bag full of money, 265,000 euros in all. Each has a different idea about how to spend it. Damian, the younger, just wants to do good, such as treating a crowd of homeless to lunch at Pizza Hut and stuffing wads through the front mail slot of a house of Mormon missionaries. (What they do with the money is hilarious). Anthony, the elder, sees the money as salve for hurts received in a tempestuous new environment using it to buy friends and merchandise. They try to spend as much of it as they can before England switches to the Euro and their bag becomes filled with just so much worthless paper. Together they discover just how hard this can be for two small children in an adult world where money is all-important. Damian, at 7, knows his saints the way other boys know Manchester United. In fact, he's fortunate enough to have his own personal visions. ("Clare of Assisi, 1194 until 1253!") The saints come to him wearing halos ("The Ugandan Martyrs of 1881!") as he seeks his most important saint of all. "Do you ever come across a St. Maureen?" he asks Clare. "She hasn't been there long." Anthony, being the realist, thinks his brother slightly loony. But he seeks St. Maureen too, without completely realizing it. Don't worry about the saints. They're Boyle's hook and have their place. The final sequence might be a stretch for some folks. But Boyle's film in all other respects works perfectly, so why not shoot for the moon? I think it ended the only way it could. Highly recommended for all but the youngest children and prudish adults.
½ March 8, 2014
Millions may seem like an interesting movie, but it suffers tremendously from an awkward quirkiness and inconsistent filming that leave the movie feeling incoherent.
February 23, 2014
A colourful adventure of a prodigy's insight in faith patronaged by his Ssints and Martyrs set on England's suburb. Well composed background theme constructs the dynamic mood conformly. Must see family flick.
February 14, 2014
A fantastic family movie. 5 stars.
½ December 1, 2013
Direction not too bad but the story needed a second or third script. The younger brother too instead of being cute comes across as an idiot making mistake after mistake.
½ November 22, 2013
Millions British comedy-fantasy-drama film directed by Danny Boyle (Oscar-winner for Slumdog Millionaire). Starring Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, and James Nesbitt. The screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce adapted his novel 'Millions'. John Murphy provides memorable fantasy-music for the film - which, in my opinion, is the wonderful piece of work and spirit to be composed for this tender movie.

7-year-old Damian (Alex) is a devout Catholic school boy, he movies with his father and older brother Anthony to new suburb after the death of his mother. Damien finds bag of money flung from a passing train. Damian informs his brother it. Damien being religious and kind wants to help poor people, while Anthony wants the money all to himself.

Danny Boyale's Millions is all what the term 'million - money' be about. It's precise in educating the immediate European struggle to conversion of central money into Euros, especially in the Britain. Poor people in need of the money, the charities and far-flung communities in the Africa, desperate for clean-water. In Millions director Boyale briefly lets the audience hear famous British show 'Who Want's To Be A Millionaire' (a show over which he would ultimately make his Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire - as well as best Director Oscar award).

Entire cast is charming and bubbly, they delve into plot. Religiously movie should not be a universal-phenomenon for non-Catholic but the message of the movie is no doubt universal-perspective; to care for one another, and look after poor people and to have human feelings toward each other.
October 13, 2013
A 1hour37min commercial for Irish Catholicism.
August 11, 2013
mnogu interesen film na Danny Boyle, vredi da se pogledne
½ August 9, 2013
based on the book that I never read
½ August 6, 2013
A beautiful little movie with a lot of heart. It was nice to sit down with my younger brothers and watch a film that wasn't riddled with violence an coarse language for once.
July 25, 2013
A classic that all children should watch
½ July 4, 2013
Nice quirky tale, starring a couple of good kids
July 3, 2013
Looks cute, and Danny Boyle is a great director.
July 1, 2013
A typical Boyle style film with quick and strong cinematography. Pretty imaginative when depicting those Saints. How come I see shadows of Slumdog Millionaire in it?
June 29, 2013
I'm usually a big Danny Boyle fan, but I thought this was a big misstep. The one positive here is that a lot of the style used here would be perfected a few years later with the far superior Slumdog Millionaire.
June 16, 2013
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June 4, 2013
This is the most entertaining screwed-up family film of all time, all thanks to Danny Boyle's unconventional style.
½ April 15, 2013
There's a pretty good movie in here somewhere, but it's buried in annoying stylish crap.
½ April 8, 2013
Beautiful and just goes to show you don't need big names to make a great movie when you have a great story and Danny Boyle at the helm
March 26, 2013
excellent movie. great for kids.
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