Slumdog Millionaire

2008, Drama/Comedy, 1h 56m

289 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Visually dazzling and emotionally resonant, Slumdog Millionaire is a film that's both entertaining and powerful. Read critic reviews

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As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," flashbacks show how he got there. Part of a stable of young thieves after their mother dies, Jamal and his brother, Salim, survive on the streets of Mumbai. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable, but Jamal scrapes by with small jobs until landing a spot on the game show.

Cast & Crew

Dev Patel
Jamal Malik (older)
Freida Pinto
Latika (older)
Madhur Mittal
Salim Malik (older)
Tanay Chheda
Jamal (middle)
Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar
Latika (middle)
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Jamal (youngest)
Rubina Ali
Latika (youngest)
Simon Beaufoy
Screenwriter
Paul Smith
Executive Producer
Tessa Ross
Executive Producer
Anthony Dod Mantle
Cinematographer
Chris Dickens
Film Editor
A.R. Rahman
Original Music
Mark Digby
Production Design
Abhishek Redkar
Art Director
Michelle Dey
Set Decoration
Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Costume Designer
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  • Feb 10, 2018
    This remains one of the best epic dramas, beautiful movie. From the young actors to the adult ones it is a great cast, well acted and portrayed story. The cinematography and costume selection at times are stunning, the movie really takes you on a journey.
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  • Nov 06, 2017
    Stylistically sharp and emotionally captivating, Slumdog Millionaire is a film that perfectly combines both feel-good and somber tones.
    Sean T Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2017
    Slumdog Millionaire is simultaneously joyful and grittily realistic in the depiction of the slums in Mambai. Danny Boyle directs with a steady and respectful hand, and while inevitably the film is highly implausible, the film still manages to be heartwarming and crowd-pleasing. Rating: 82
    Bradley J Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2017
    WOW! that's gotta be the most fucked up love story i've ever seen. the way the story is told, through the questions, keeps you invested. it's filmed REALLY well, intoxicatingly so and never feels anything other than an unexaggerated depiction of poverty in india.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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