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R| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
As 18-year-old Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) answers questions on the Indian version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," flashbacks show how he got there. Part of a stable of young thieves after their mother dies, Jamal and his brother, Salim, survive on the streets of Mumbai. Salim finds the life of crime agreeable, but Jamal scrapes by with small jobs until landing a spot on the game show.

Cast: Dev Patel , Freida Pinto , Madhur Mittal , Anil Kapoor , Irrfan Khan , Tanay Hemant Chheda , Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar , Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Fox

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Release Date: November 12th, 2008|1 hr. 56 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Doesn't hit its stride until the last 30 minutes, and by then, it's just a little too late. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Director Danny Boyle's riveting and kaleidoscopic tale, based on Vikas Swarup's debut novel "Q and A," is exquisitely adapted to the screen by Simon Beaufoy. show more

  • September 07, 2009 ansi01
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    I don't understand what was so great about this movie. It was disconnected. It didn'y makre sense. And the dancing scene at the end did not go with the story. I wish Bwjamin Button had won best picture

  • June 24, 2009 J. R.
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    I am a 48 year old American male and I love everything from Gone With the Wind to the Terminator. I like 95% of all the westerns and about the same with documentaries and most genres, BUT SLUM DOG IS ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES I HAVE EVER SEEN , PERIOD . Everybody I watched it with said the same thing, it was junk. I have enjoyed watching paint dry better, this movie is junk. Everybody we saw it with was wondering if we even saw the right movie that won all the academy awards. This movie is not worth watching on cable if all the other channels where not available. I am just shocked to say the least.

  • June 15, 2009 Rean Rossier
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    This movie is a Millonarie / Winner I got to say this is a great film Dav Pavel is a great acter & this movie is brillant! - Rean Rossier Movie Fone

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