Hotel Mumbai

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, 76% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Its depiction of real-life horror will strike some as exploitative, but Hotel Mumbai remains a well-made dramatization of tragic events.
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    Andrea GronvallChicago Reader
    The movie's coda cements the overarching message of extolling heroism and the survivors' refusal to let terror define them. But that moral still rings a little hollow.
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    Udita JhunjhunwalaLivemint
    Hotel Mumbai is a disturbing and haunting reminder of what so many endured.
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    Anupama ChopraFilm Companion
    Anthony Maras is successful at staging the horrors of that night and the scale and extent of the tragedy is too vast to leave you unmoved.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Hotel Mumbai is thoughtful and considered in its approach - more so, at least, than we usually expect from glossy adaptations of international tragedy.
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    There is something queasy about mining such fresh real-life trauma for popcorn entertainment.
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    Ed PottonTimes (UK)
    It's a tense and sometimes moving directorial debut for Maras, an Australian who until now has specialised in shorts.
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    Tom O'BrienNext Best Picture
    Still, "Hotel Mumbai" marks an impressive feature debut for Maras, despite the fact that his script at times lapses into 1970s disaster movie characterizations. (You'll know them when you see them).
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    A nicely executed thriller that looks beyond the terror to focus on the resilience of the human spirit in the face of surreal adversity.
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    Tom BeasleyVultureHound
    Despite its lack of focus on its characters, Hotel Mumbai emerges as a very tense viewing experience.
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    Matt CipollaFilm Monthly
    It dives right into the brutality without enough depth, making for an uneasy balance of real-life tragedy and titillating action fare.
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