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Slumdog Millionaire

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MPAA Rating: R
Theater Release: 11/12/2008
Video Release: 3/31/2009
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Brilliant Direction - By Diana Saenger
Despite a somewhat brutal-to-watch beginning, Slumdog Millionaire emerges as a very enjoyable and unconventional film. Working with a relatively unknown cast, director Danny Boyle tells a compelling story about homeless kids, romance and unethical schemers.  The movie... MORE >>

Intoxicating Blend of Genres - By Frank Wilkins
After stumbling with the highly anticipated but ultimately disappointing think piece, Sunshine, the most versatile director in Hollywood is back with Slumdog Millionaire, a horrifically beautiful rags-to-riches fairytale that’s... MORE >>

Once Upon a Time in Modern India - By Jeffrey Chen
Slumdog Millionaire, an unapologetic modern fairy tale, tells a story that could have taken place in long ago times: just take its main aspects and transplant them. The plot concerns a couple of poor brothers -- one bad and one good -- and the... MORE >>

And the Answer Is . . . - By Donald Levit
Slumdog Millionaire is a good feel-good movie, not a great one. Encomiums come in comparison to its contemporaries, and, as “it is written,” success to those who dare. Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan have indeed taken a chance with Simon Beaufoy’s adaptation of a Vikas Swarup... MORE >>

Life Lessons Pay Off - By Betty Jo Tucker
How could Jamal, an orphan growing up in the slums of Mumbai, India, know the answers to tough questions asked on a TV quiz show? In Slumdog Millionaire, street smarts account for our hero’s... MORE >>

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