Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20-million rupees on India's… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Visually dazzling and emotionally resonant, Slumdog Millionaire is a film that's both entertaining and powerful.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Boyle takes his wildly high-energy visual aesthetic and applies it to a story that, at its core, is rather sweet and traditionally crowdpleasing.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Slumdog Millionaire, a film so upbeat and colourful that, by the time you're relaying its infectious air of optimism to friends, you could forget that it features orphans, slaughter, organised crime, poverty, enslavement and police brutality.

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Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies

Heavy with humor, romance and suspense, Slumdog Millionaire is one of the best and most crowd-pleasing films of the year.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It's Oliver Twist by way of City of God.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Slumdog Millionaire is not the cure for all the world's ills, but it comes close. It solves, for instance, such endemic global problems as: a) sadness, b) lovelessness, c) cynicism, and d) the waning cultural relevance of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent

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.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

The best movie of 2008.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

From an early footchase in which the careening camera gives us a tour of the maze-like slums, to the ridiculously uplifting Bollywood dance number that plays over the end credits, Slumdog Millionaire makes for kinetic, exhilarating entertainment.

Katherine Monk
Canada.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
A exhausting thrill ride with relentless ups and downs. A sweet and dramatic movie that felt like something was missing?
xGary Xx
"Slumdog" Jamal who grew up on the streets of Bombay is at the brink of winning the grand prize of India's version of Who Wants To Be A… More
Nikhil Nandu
I tend to enjoy dark movies because the emotional reaction is greater for me than that of "happier" movies, for lack of a better word. Slumdog… More
Lucas Martins
Slumdog Millionaire had a moving screenplay, very good written, that with the terrific direction by Danny Boyle could show much more better the story of Jamal… More
Adam Kelly
'Slumdog Millionaire' is a somewhat predictable but lovely film, combining a honest look at poverty in India with one of the best love stories of… More
Red Lats
I watched this the first time I saw it scheduled on TV. Is it worth the eight Academy awards? It is pretty good. I liked Jamal's life story being… More