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Slumdog Millionaire, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Written by: Simon Beaufoy
Language:  English, Hindi
Country:  UK
Runtime:  120 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Slumdog Millionaire is uplifting, feel good, and captivating. The plot centers around an orphan, a TV show, and destiny. It is a drama and independent movie. Stylistically, Slumdog Millionaire is epic. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The setting is India. Slumdog Millionaire happens in the 1990s and in contemporary times. The musical score is Indian music. It is based on a book. Slumdog Millionaire is known for being an Oscar winner, a blockbuster, and critically acclaimed. It is especially suggested for a date night. Note that it includes violent content.

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire


Flashbacks reveal how a poor young man (Dev Patel) winds up on a popular TV quiz show. more


Language: English, Hindi
Country: UK
Release date: 25 December 2008
Runtime: 120 min
Awards: Academy Awards


Simon Beaufoy for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2009 Academy Awards
Anthony Dod Mantle for Best Cinematography at the 2009 Academy Awards
Danny Boyle for Best Director at the 2009 Academy Awards
Chris Dickens for Best Film Editing at the 2009 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Picture at the 2009 Academy Awards
A.R. Rahman for Best Score at the 2009 Academy Awards
A.R. Rahman for Best Song at the 2009 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Sound Mixing at the 2009 Academy Awards

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Dev Patel Dev Patel As Jamal Malik
Irrfan Khan Irrfan Khan As Police Inspector
Anil Kapoor Anil Kapoor As Prem Kumar
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USA Today
Director Danny Boyle's riveting and kaleidoscopic tale, based on Vikas Swarup's debut novel "Q and A," is exquisitely adapted to the screen by Simon Beaufoy.
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The story may stretch credibility until it's ready to pop its seams, but Patel conveys the simple confidence of a prodigy who has learned everything important in life, except how to lie.
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29.May.2014 |  by: Passez Muscade
Passez Muscade rated this title
I wish I could give this sentimental piece of crap a negative rating. If only I'd been born a thief and had so many fortunate coincidences happen to me. If only he were retarded we could've called it Jamal Gump and it would have been slightly less...
19.September.2010 |  by: Eric Bailey
Eric Bailey rated this title
I've become quite a fan of Danny Boyle. His work with The Beach, 28 Days Later, and especially Sunshine has impressed me. So it is no surprise that I enjoyed Slumdog Millionaire even if it is an intriguing career move. Despite the huge chasm of...
16.September.2010 |  by: argonaut
argonaut rated this title
All for one. Jamal is one question away from winning India’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” And he doesn’t care. He’s living the dream, rising from Slumdog to fame and wealth. All of India is rooting for him, and he still doesn’t care. He’s...
03.August.2010 |  by: Dan Cassavaugh
Dan Cassavaugh rated this title
Somewhere between the classic artistry of a few certain older Indian films and the shimmering total-fantasy world of contemporary Bollywood productions comes this rather winning new film in a moderately realist mode. In it, desperately poor young...
29.March.2010 |  by: Democritus
Democritus rated this title
Slumdog Millionaire is a film that lightly treads so many themes that the actual subject of the film, which I found laughable, is so easily forgotten. This film is not about social injustice, poverty or love but rather the lame and tired subject of...
15.November.2009 |  by: sameold
sameold rated this title
Since everyone hated my long-winded review with all my carefully chosen words, I threw it out. An average movie. Basically you could take all the worst aspects of me, put it in a movie, and say that's the real moviemeh. So why not do the same with...
11.August.2009 |  by: moviemeh
moviemeh rated this title
This movie lived up to the hype. Well written and shot, it may not look great from the previews but trust me, its a watcher. This is a somewhat disturbing movie that delivers action, drama and comedy in a package that almost any audience can enjoy....
03.May.2009 |  by: jcrampton
jcrampton rated this title
Who would have thought that a movie that starts with torture could be such a feel good crowd pleaser? What amazes me most about Danny Boyle is that you can��t pin him down to a specific genre or type of movie and each one is a great film. Boyle...
19.April.2009 |  by: thetrouseredape
thetrouseredape rated this title
Sickening throughout but a somewhat good story. Frankly, I don't need to be "entertained" by seeing the seedy side of India and the worst that mankind has to offer. It got so bad at one point that I almost turned it off but stayed with it to see...
10.April.2009 |  by: honestappraisal
honestappraisal rated this title
When I first heard that title, I seriously thought it had to do with some cartoon dog winning the lottery (those wacky Disney people!). When I finally got to read what it was about, I told myself 'Just wait for the DVD.' Now, with all the attention...
23.March.2009 |  by: Kristyn
Kristyn rated this title
After seeing Slumdog Millionaire, I had a crazy thought. I want to be Jamal Malik (The main character). I've never seen a movie and said "I wish I were that guy" - but this story is so enchanting, you'd give anything to be a part of it. You're...
22.March.2009 |  by: Matthew
Matthew rated this title
A beautiful, thoughtful and inspiring film
A beautiful, thoughtful and inspiring film by director Danny Boyle. Boyle uses the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" as a tool to tell the story of Jamal, a boy from the slums who of India. This film is breathtaking to look at. Each...
23.January.2009 |  by: Alex Stajos
Alex Stajos rated this title
Amazing movie....
This is one of the best character movies you will end up watching. The screenplay at its best. The way the movie attaches the character with the game is absolutely stunning. 10/10. Must watch...
18.January.2009 |  by: sreevatsa
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