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Slumdog Millionaire

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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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.
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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).
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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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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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