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Slumdog Millionaire

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United Kingdom, United States, France · 2008
Rated R · 2h 0m
Director Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Starring Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Mia Drake Inderbitzin
Genre Drama, Romance

Jamal Malik is an impoverished Mumbai teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of the gameshow "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" Accused of cheating, Jamal must look to his past to prove his innocence, and remember the reason he needs to win.

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Ting Shing Koh Profile picture for Ting Shing Koh

Slumdog Millionaire is well-deserving of its Oscar win. Aside from being an entertaining watch through and through, the way the film embeds hidden meanings through depicting the society of modern-day India really made me think and delve deeper behind the surface-level laughter.

Avery Herman Profile picture for Avery Herman

An absolutely magical film and a ringing endorsement of optimism and the miracles of life.

What are critics saying?


The Hollywood Reporter by

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.


The New York Times by Manohla Dargis

In the end, what gives me reluctant pause about this bright, cheery, hard-to-resist movie is that its joyfulness feels more like a filmmaker's calculation than an honest cry from the heart about the human spirit (or, better yet, a moral tale).


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.


Variety by Todd McCarthy

Driven by fantastic energy and a torrent of vivid images of India old and new, Slumdog Millionaire is a blast.

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