Slumdog Millionaire Synopsis
An boy become a contestant on a game show to re-establish contact with the girl he loves.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE IS A WINNER! GRADE: A-PLUS

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I was honored to attend the advance press screening of this SUPERBLY directed by Danny Boyle 2-hour engaging movie-adaptation of Vikas Swarup's novel 'Q & A' - screen-written by Simon Beaufoy which...

It really was 2008's Juno!

By Lizerne Guiting
Easily one of the best films of 2008. Director Danny Boyle puts together a poignant tale of overcoming hardships and persevering love. The autograph incident in the beginning had me howling! You...

Not what I thought....

By traci99
This movie was really well edited and the music was pretty good. The story was good except for a few cheesy lines that made me cringe. One in particular was "Kiss me...". I loved the dramatic life...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

By luvdatenites
It not only opens your eyes to some truthful reality but the hope and resilience is something we can all take home. Just go opened minded and you will be aw strucked!...

Slumdog Millionaire - Oscar Worthy!

By lmlewis517
I was lucky enough to win a free Fandango ticket (like free candy for me, so I choose movies carefully). I didn't want to see this film, at first. Then I saw all these nominations come up. I'm...

A Filmmaker’s Love Sonnet to India

By JediClarinet
Slumdog Millionaire is just a joy to watch and see play out on screen. Yes, it is filled with little quirks it takes from Bollywood and Hollywood that will annoy some viewers, while additionally,...

Destiny

By Daydream
Slumdog Millionaire is a serendipitous love story between two kids (Jamal and Latika) from the slums with big hearts. Their "destiny" was spelled out for them the moment they met... After being...

Please Do Not Watch This Oscar Blunder

By vinoobhakta1
Shamefully Making Quick Bucks On Excess Display of Poverty and Sadism. Danny has created a low budget blunderous movie which shows excessively unrealistic view of Mumbai Slums. First of all...

Intense, spectacular...crushing yet touching

By CarolJWright
This movie is a feast for the eyes, from the familiar lighting of the set of Who Wants to be a Millionaire to the crummy spectacles of the Mumbai slums to the elegance of the Taj Mahal...and a few...

Slumdog Millionaire

By ctruberg
I just walked out of this movie...why doesn't anyone talk about the horror parts; burning out the eyeballs of children? hanging children by ropes and electrocuting them to talk? Enough was...

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Rated R | For some violence, disturbing images and language
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