• Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Slumdog Millionaire

Release Date: November 12th, 2008

DVD Release Date: March 31st, 2009

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 Chheda, Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar, Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Celador Productions, Film 4

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Police officer, Sacrifice, Deception, Inspiring, 2000s, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 96
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Romantic, action-packed and always held together by an intriguing social conscience, Slumdog Millionaire is a rapturous crowd pleaser. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Slumdog Millionaire is the film world's first globalized masterpiece. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Best Picture
Winner Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2009)
Winner Directing
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Music (Original Song)
Winner Sound Mixing
Winner Cinematography
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Film Editing
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound Editing
Winner Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture