Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
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as Jamal Malik
as Salim Malik
as Jamal (youngest)
as Latika (youngest)
as Latika (middle)
as Salim (middle)
as Jamal (middle)
as Mr. Nanda
as Javed's House Doorkeeper
as Salim Malik
as Sergeant Srinivas
as Vision Mixer
as Mr Chi
Critic Reviews for Slumdog Millionaire
It's not about poverty pornography. It's not about a White guy showing us touchy Brown-skins squatting by the rail-tracks. In the end, it's just about a film, which sweeps you up and takes you for an exhilarating ride on the wild side.
Slumdog Millionaire is an exhilarating ride -- a feel-good yarn about a Mumbai street kid directed by Danny Boyle with a wild energy that makes even Trainspotting (Boyle's calling card) look leaden-footed.
There are so many frantic pursuits through heaving streets that it is easy to lose track of who is chasing whom, or why. Energy and urgency are substituted for realism.
Slumdog is a good film and an appealing film with some lovely performances but it's not a great film: it's too sentimental and predictable for that.
Boyle set out to make this particular film rather than a gritty social panorama along the lines of Brazilian favela drama City of God. But keeping us cheerful takes the edge off the tougher insights into India.
Audience Reviews for Slumdog Millionaire
Gorgeous cinematography and editing, but terribly weak story. It's not that I'm against optimistic, uplifting movies, but there needs to be proper development and higher stakes than just "star-crossed love." Why does Salim suddenly let Latika go after remorselessly kidnapping her days ago? Where is his moral and fraternal turning point? What is the point of the frame story of the torturing producers? There is no pay off for that; it is merely a device to reveal Jamal's past. What is the consequence of the gangsters' cruelty to Latika? She isn't horribly disfigured or hurt. Would Jamal still love her if she is? Will their love still transcend such superficialities? I have a problem with destiny-driven plots. It's an easy cop-out. I really wanted to like this film because it's pretty much everyone's favorite movie ever, but I find it incredibly overrated.
A exhausting thrill ride with relentless ups and downs. A sweet and dramatic movie that felt like something was missing?
I tend to enjoy dark movies because the emotional reaction is greater for me than that of "happier" movies, for lack of a better word. Slumdog Millionaire, however, makes a powerful case for "happy" movies. Slumdog Millionaire is a wholly life-fulfilling epic about destiny and love that is expertly directed and colorfully shot. And when the film cuts rapidly in a hazy stop-motion-like effect, and the color from the streets reflects on our fated protagonists, and the music kicks in overwhelmingly, its hard not to leave with a smile on your face- and tears in your eyes.
Slumdog Millionaire Quotes
|Salim Malik:||God is great! (final words)|
|Salim Malik:||God is great!|
|Jamal Malik (older):||There was no message! There was no message! There was no massage!|
|Jamal Malik (older):||I went on, because I knew she'd be watching.|
|Jamal Malik (older):||If it wasn't for Rama and Allah, I'd still have a mother.|