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Slumdog Millionaire 2008

A Mumbai teen, who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers...

Release Date:
December 24, 2008, UTC
120 min
Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Imran Hasnee, Irrfan Khan, Saurabh Shukla, ...
Drama, Thriller, Crime, ...
UK, India

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Imdb rating:8

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The message I got from this movie, is that you only get the hot chick after you make 20 million dollars (rupes). Yeah, I already knew that method usually works.
This was fantastic movie! It was so rich and colourful, and it takes you through an incredible journey full of action and emotions. It has a depth that is rarely seen in most movies so, I highly recommend the watch! :-)
It was a really good story/movie.
I had never seen the full movie before only like 5-10 min.
I highly advise anyone to watch it. 10/10
usually shy away from east indian films but couldn't resist danny boyle.. great story.. but still managed to include one of those song and dance routines at the end, hahaha.

Slumdog Millionaire
Directed by Danny Boyle
Fox Searchlight/120mins

I'm convinced that there isn't a more eccletic, consistently pleasing director working today than Danny Boyle. With Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, he made two of the more impressive British films of the past decade -- the latter being a masterpiece.

What drove him to direct a rags-to-riches, gangster-love story set in India? Couldn't tell you, but the film is a true stroke of genius, bustling with zest and energy -- even children running in the streets are filmed with a kinetic buzz, complete with the low-angles and choppy style that accompanied the many "infected" attacks in 28 Days Later.

It's a non-linear narrative, bouncing back between Jamal's (Dev Patel) "Millionaire" questions and his life growing up as an orphaned criminal. These scenes play out like Fernando Meirelles' City of God in their fervent pitch, only mixed with a touch of humor this time as Jamal and his brother Salim ride trains to nowhere, swipe shoes for money, and give fake tours to American stereotypes at the Taj Mahal.

But it's not all fun and games, and Slumdog Millionaire has plenty of scenes of prepubecent gangsterism, maltreatment of young children, and the hard-knock life and all that accompanies it.

It's still a true crowd-pleaser (it played well to my audience of 300+), filmed with the intent of a superior artist, giving it more than that superficial "sports drama" underdog tone -- it's brutal, unflinching, and brilliant.

I don't know if box-office numbers or Academy Awards will be in order -- that seems like a tough sell -- but I can say it's certainly good enough for those accolades, and anyone who gets a chance to see it will likely be moved in some way, it's a very impressive film -- well done, Danny.
This is a great movie. It takes you half way to a full bollywood movie. The acting is supurb.
Almost every exterior shot, and there are many of them, would be a worthy National Geographic cover pic.

The action scenes, and there are several of them, match or surpass any of the overblown, special effects dependent, comic book adaptations.

The story is captivating, the characters engaging, the whole movie just works.
Slumdog Millionaire comes pretty close to being a perfect narrative film. With only a few missteps that I assume we're due to cutting it down in length. Besides that Danny Boyle has officially proved that he can work any genre, without any problem. This isn't an average love story, but it feels like a new classic already. Usually when I gripe about films not being entirely in there native language I take it down in points. Here it feels like a fairly and therefore works on its behalf.
This is a must see movie for everyone between the ages of 12-105! It is captivating, brilliant and draws you in 100%.
Very good movie. I liked the tone of the dirty little person with every chance to die or become nothing, who shows those trying to destroy him that he is resourceful enough to excell no matter the obstacles.
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