Slumdog Millionaire Reviews

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January 27, 2020
Slumdog is imprinted with a uniquely action-packed, peppy Boyle-ian sensibility, from its guttersnipe humor to an unrestrained joy in the imagination and hopefulness of children.
November 16, 2019
A. - Movie magic at its most glorious; B. Danny Boyle's Masterpiece; C. A celebration of life and love with a little help from Destiny; D. All of the Above. My Final Answer: D. All of the Above.
October 30, 2019
[T]he perfect mix of comedy and drama, love story and thriller to make it enjoyable, thought-provoking and endlessly watchable.
September 7, 2019
An example of a film that's a triumph of all its parts, wherein there are certainly faults, but you're prepared to forgive it.
June 6, 2019
A crowd pleaser in the very best sense of the word
May 25, 2019
Are there causal connections between hardships and subsequent joys, and if so, are the latter compensations for the former or simply inevitable turns of the wheel of fortune?
May 22, 2019
From the opening shot to the nod to Bollywood in the final credits, this is a film that filled me with sheer joy - more so than any other 2008 release.
August 14, 2018
[It] so effectively transports viewers to the busy, vibrant, contradictory streets of Mumbai...
March 1, 2018
The actors project a special authenticity that engages the viewer.
February 28, 2018
Boyle takes advantage of the different moments of the boy's life to immerse himself into painful reality... [Full review in Spanish]
January 27, 2018
It's not about poverty pornography. It's not about a White guy showing us touchy Brown-skins squatting by the rail-tracks. In the end, it's just about a film, which sweeps you up and takes you for an exhilarating ride on the wild side.
May 21, 2017
As cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle's camera zips and darts through slum alleyways and soars to the heights of Mumbai's thrusting new skyscrapers, the vitality of modern India bursts from the screen.
February 23, 2016
The people of Mumbai love their movies, and they'll be proud to know that this throbbing love letter to their city is the most exhilarating film of 2008.
October 7, 2015
Mr. Boyle here summons universal identification with characters while still fully immersed in the specificity of their milieu.
February 22, 2015
Heavy with humor, romance and suspense, Slumdog Millionaire is one of the best and most crowd-pleasing films of the year.
February 22, 2015
Slumdog Millionaire is an exhilarating ride -- a feel-good yarn about a Mumbai street kid directed by Danny Boyle with a wild energy that makes even Trainspotting (Boyle's calling card) look leaden-footed.
February 22, 2015
A compelling piece of entertainment that poses bigger questions than it answers, Slumdog Millionaire is a modern version of the Cinderella story with some spicy food for thought, and an undeniably sweet core.
February 22, 2015
The movie's real heat comes from the soulful performances by Patel and stunning newcomer Freida Pinto as Slumdog Millionaire's star-crossed lovers. It's their chemistry, as much as Boyle's exuberance, that sells the whole thing.
February 22, 2015
It's highly implausible at times but still entertaining, touching and romantic.
February 22, 2015
For most of its running time, Slumdog Millionaire is an energetic, absorbing film that rises well above the pack.
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