100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
You may even feel like dancing in the aisles yourself. Sure, the real world doesn't always work this way. Have you forgotten that this is one of the reasons why we go to movies in the first place?
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100

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It doesn't happen often, but when it does, look out: a movie that rocks and rolls, that transports, startles, delights, shocks, seduces. A movie that is, quite simply, great.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Slumdog Millionaire is the film world's first globalized masterpiece.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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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96

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Romantic, action-packed and always held together by an intriguing social conscience, Slumdog Millionaire is a rapturous crowd pleaser.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Brimming with humor and heartbreak, Slumdog Millionaire meets at the border of art and commerce and lets one flow into the other as if that were the natural order of things.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's a stunner.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Slumdog Millionaire is nothing if not an enjoyably far-fetched piece of rags-to-riches wish fulfillment.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

What's perhaps most fascinating about the film is Boyle's relentless focus on the realities of present-day India as a vehicle for his spectacle and laughs.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Doesn't hit its stride until the last 30 minutes, and by then, it's just a little too late.
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86 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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