Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla, Rajendranath Zutshi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is just one question away from winning a fortune on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But how has this uneducated young man from the slums succeeded in providing correct responses ... more »
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Belinda S. (niara) from NEW YORK, NY
Reviewed on 12/23/2012...
I'm surprised (but not really) to see the snarky reviews of Slumdog Millionaire. Did it deserve to win the Academy Award for Best Picture -- absolutely!
I sat down with my teenage son to watch this one night on HBO and within the first twenty minutes I quickly realized this was not what I thought it was going to be -- this is a harrowing, unflinching look into the lives of young people in the slums of India. It was not pretty. Some parts were nearly unwatchable. But at the same time, it is a life-affirming, beautiful film. Kudos to Danny Boyle and the cast of relative unknowns (at least to most of us here in the US). Politics, schmolitics -- watch it for the story, and the immeasurable value of the human spirit.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 2/1/2012...
Shows once again what film fans have known for ages: the Oscars is all about politics. This film is hideous beyond belief. The director (Danny Boyle) has a very hit or miss track record. For every decent film he makes (28 Days Later) he seems to make a complete POS (The Beach). This film is a turkey. Pretensious and pointless. I've had more enjoyable times watching paint dry.
2 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.
Edna H. (tessiss) from FRANKLINVILLE, NC
Reviewed on 12/13/2011...
I WILL ADMIT WHEN I HEARD OF IT I WAS RELUCTANT TO WATCH IT BUT FELT I SHOULD GIVE IT A TRY AN AM NOT SORRY IT IS A GREAT SHOW GIVING YOU INSIGHT ON HOW OTHERS LIVE AN SURVIVE, I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE
3 of 4 member(s) found this review helpful.
Holly R. (goldentwig)
Reviewed on 8/16/2011...
This is a very "hard" movie to watch because it's so difficult to admit that an existence in conditions like this is so very real to millions of people around the world. However the storyline of the progression of the protagonist and his young love in this movie are phenomenal and amaze me every time I watch it. It's the kind of movie that you can watch many times and always catch something new each time. I highly recommend it!
4 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Entertaining, but Oscar's "Best Picture"??? Ya gotta be kidd
Anton Karidian | Toronto | 09/09/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"No doubt, this movie is entertaining, but is it an Academy Award winner for Best Picture? The acting is a bit stiff, the story is Ok, the cinematography is amateurish.
The story is very linear and straight forward....no surprises really.
It just seems that this film kinda went "viral" on the Academy and they jumped on the bandwagon and decided to purge themselves of guilt towards those that are impoverished and award this movie Best Picture. On the other hand, there wasn't that much to choose from in 2008."