Slumdog Millionaire

2008

Action / Drama / Romance

328
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 90%
IMDb Rating 8 10 722071

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Dev Patel as Older Jamal
Irrfan Khan as Police Inspector
Freida Pinto as Older Latika
Amitabh Bachchan as Himself
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by NewFreedomRider 6 / 10

Slumdog Millionaire with 8 Oscar nominations? Huh?

Last night we went to see what the fuss was all about.

While Slumdog is fairly entertaining, I found the overall package to fall far short of an "instant classic". My main gripe with this film was that the plot mechanisms were very contrived, in many cases incredibly predictable.

By the time we got to the second flashback, the scene was pretty much set. There will be some horrific disaster or injustice; and then, there will be some miraculous turn of events to contrast with the evil. This formula was repeated again and again; I suppose the thinking was that this was an analogue of the Indian experience itself. I thought that it was simply clumsy and self-serving.

Another annoyance was the injection of Western arrogance into the film; for example, the "three musketeers" scene which of course was just a contrivance to set up the dramatic final question. Two Indian children whose mother had just been brutally murdered, who had just seen a man burned to death in front of them, would be prattling on about the characters in an Alexandre Dumas novel? Really? What in the world was this director thinking? Did he really think that anyone could watch this scene with a straight face?

The subplot with Salim as a gangster was quite unbelievable and discontinuous with the rest of the film. This could have been a good concept for a different film, where this plot could have be more fully developed, but it did not fit well in this movie. Another contrivance, and one that did not work well, I thought it was very awkward.

With that being said, there is still enough entertainment value to rate this film 6 stars. It was worth the matinée price that I paid, but I am not certain it would have been worth full admission.

Best Movie of the year? Spare me. That outcome simply shows how meaningless the Oscars have become.

Reviewed by reddragonhero17 10 / 10

One of my favorite movies!

I've seen many movies in my lifetime, but this one's one of my two all time favorite movies. Everything about this movie is a winner from start to finish. You really get involved with Jamal Malik's struggle from the depths of poverty (shown in one of its purest forms) to a life of love and riches. The cinematography is outstanding, showing many sights of India's metropolitan and historic landscapes making it a country I wound't mind seeing at one point in my life. The narrative really pulls you in, a way not unlike how English author Charles Dickens managed in his works. You really feel for the three main characters as their stories are fleshed out and bring a lot of emotion, you wonder how they are going to get out of each scenario. I won't reveal the ending, but I will say that this movie will keep you coming back again and again for years to come. To top it all off, I like that they included a nice song at the end that will stick with you as well. Definitely the top movie of 2008 and one of the greatest movies of all time!

Reviewed by Cameron Crawford 9 / 10

Slumdog Millionaire

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It was very interesting. It starts with Jamal being tortured. The people torturing him are asking him how he knows all the answers for a game show on TV that he was participating in. The film goes along with each question on the game show. The question is asked then it goes to a flashback of Jamal's childhood. Through Jamal's crazy young life of stealing and living on the move with his brother, Salim, he gets all the answers to the questions. nobody has ever won before so the show host and the cops think that he is a cheat. This film I feel shows India well in two different stages. One is from when Jamal and his brother were kids. The other point of view is when Jamal is grown up and on the show.

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