Slumdog Millionaire Reviews

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April 30, 2018
Audacious even for a filmmaker as crass as Danny Boyle.
February 27, 2018
It's a big spoonful of sugar, and I suspect its message will finally be lost on its core audience of cinematic junk-food junkies.
February 27, 2018
Slumdog Millionaire is a film loaded with clichés. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 13, 2017
Slumdog is instantly recognizable, but rarely compelling
February 22, 2015
There are so many frantic pursuits through heaving streets that it is easy to lose track of who is chasing whom, or why. Energy and urgency are substituted for realism.
February 22, 2015
The grottiness and the torture sequences are just window dressing to make the fluff seem real. It does the opposite, making the real seem fluffy.
February 22, 2015
Any time you see the words "human spirit" attached to a movie, run for the hills. You're about to see a manipulative film in which the scrappy underdog wins against impossible odds.
February 22, 2015
The moony romance is considerably less involving than what preceded it, and that's not even factoring in a climax that literally becomes an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
February 22, 2015
It wants to be taken seriously -- but only when it's convenient.
January 27, 2014
Boyle set out to make this particular film rather than a gritty social panorama along the lines of Brazilian favela drama City of God. But keeping us cheerful takes the edge off the tougher insights into India.
July 6, 2010
Dialing back the hyperkinetic action to 9.5 wouldn't have hurt this spectacular tale, which combines many film genres and visual styles for a two-hour abusement-park ride that begins with torture and ends with love's inevitable triumph.
August 26, 2009
Shows how a critic-pleasing film can be every bit as overbearing as a crowd-pleasing one
March 6, 2009
Difícil compreender como o roteiro pedestre de Beaufoy, a direção comprometida de Boyle e o próprio filme arrebanharam tantos troféus e placas nos últimos meses.
February 19, 2009
Like every non-nutritious piffle hastily-consumed, the guilty reflection will come in the long hours after.
January 26, 2009
There's certainly some very good direction, editing and acting - especially by the kids. But the adult actors just didn't seem to carry the weight of the harrowing back story.
December 18, 2008
What a story like this requires is a gentle subtlety, but Boyle is certainly not gentle and far from subtle.
December 3, 2008
Danny Boyle's hyperactive camera and rude-boy style strain to manipulate us into the emotions the script doesn't honestly earn.
November 17, 2008
There are no surprises in this movie, and most people will be able to predict, within the first ten minutes, roughly how the last ten will pan out.
November 14, 2008
I get why Slumdog Millionaire is getting all the raves. It's well done and it's the kind of movie that gets people's attention. Just not mine.
November 13, 2008
Why, when Boyle has for half a film been such a devastating purveyor of social class suffering, would he turn as glossy as a Disney cartoon?
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