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: 94% 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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Simon Miraudo

It even ends with a Bollywood-style musical number. I'd like to see those pouty kids in Twilight pull that off.

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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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Jonathan Romney

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.

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Richard Roeper

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.

Philip French
Observer [UK]

This is [Boyle's] best movie to date and he's handled his actors with great sensitivity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Raymond Wieser
Slumdog Millionaire is a film that is visually stunning, emotionally resonant, and very well-acted. But, I felt that it was rushed, and there was something… More

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