Slumdog Millionaire

Starring: Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor & Freida Pinto Director: Danny Boyle  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 3.8
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • NTSC
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Surround - French
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes: 12 Deleted Scenes
    • Trailers: Forced Trailers: NOTORIOUS, S. DARKO, BOTTLE SHOCK, THE OTHER END OF THE LINE
    • Featurette: Slumdog Cutdown
    • Documentary: Slumdog Dreams: Danny Boyle & The Making of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Director Danny Boyle and Actor Dev Patel
      2. Producer Christian Colson and writer Simon Beaufoy

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2009 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy
Academy Awards 2009 - Best Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle
Academy Awards 2009 - Best Director: Danny Boyle
Academy Awards 2009 - Best Film Editing: Chris Dickens
Academy Awards 2009 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 2009 - Best Score: A.R. Rahman
Academy Awards 2009 - Best Song: A.R. Rahman
Academy Awards 2009 - Best Sound Mixing

Entertainment Reviews:

Box Office - 11/01/2008
5 stars out of 5 -- "The kinetic, visually arresting drama, touching, sometimes funny and often horrifying, marks a new high in Boyle's career as he explores India's political, economic and social framework through the prism of a coming-of-age story."
Rolling Stone - 11/13/2008
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The whoosh of action and romance pulls you in, but it's the bruised characters who hold you there....The no-bull honesty of SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE hits you hard. It's the real deal..."
USA Today - 11/14/2008
4 stars out of 4 -- "The exhilarating and sweeping SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is one in in a million....With dazzling, magical realism and vigorous storytelling, the film has an enchanting power, fusing a fairy tale quality with gritty realism."
Film Comment - 11/01/2008
"Boyle sets pulses quickening not through social critique but with bright colors, nifty camerawork, lots of running, and lots of music."
Entertainment Weekly - 11/21/2008
"SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is brash and lively and compulsively watchable....It's when Jamal is 18, and played by Dev Patel, that the movie takes on a touch of gravitas..." -- Grade: B
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/11/2008
"Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE hits the ground running. This is a breathless, exciting story, heartbreaking and exhilarating at the same time..."
Rolling Stone - 01/08/2008
Ranked #2 in Rolling Stone's 'Movies Of The Year' -- "Movie love fills every frame of this rowdy beauty from director Danny Boyle."
Total Film - 01/01/2009
4 stars out of 5 -- "Braiding Boyle's thrilling depiction of a teeming, steaming India and writer Simon Beaufoy's deft mixture of comedy, romance, drama and suspense, SLUMDOG is a near-total delight."
Empire - 02/01/2009
5 stars out of 5 -- "At heart, this is Hollywood melodrama, Capra's wish-fulfilment parlayed into a new world....Thrillingly upbeat."

Product Description:

British director Danny Boyle takes another intriguing career turn with this heartfelt underdog tale. Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is a street kid (or "slumdog") who has landed an appearance on India's version of the hit TV game show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE' Jamal exceeds expectations on the show, and the producers alert the police after they become suspicious of his methods. The young contestant is subsequently arrested and is interrogated at the hands of a nameless police inspector (played by Bollywood star Irfan Khan). As the interrogation proceeds, Boyle tells Jamal's story through harrowing flashbacks that both show the terrible poverty of Mumbai and help explain how he knew the answers to the MILLIONAIRE questions.

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is a tightly woven story that has been expertly edited into shape. The contrast between Jamal's upbringing and his chance of escaping it on the show are adeptly juxtaposed. Mumbai is portrayed as a place of terrifying poverty and unforgettable brutality, and Jamal and his brother get into a never-ending succession of challenging situations. But the way Boyle ties together Jamal's life experiences with his answers on the show is quite brilliant, and the film really does run the full gamut of emotions as we see him growing up, falling in love, coming close to death, and teetering on the brink of escaping from his terrible predicament. The film belongs to Boyle's cast, who are mostly unknown outside of India. Patel, in particular, gives a startlingly mature performance that audiences are likely to remember long after the credits role on this affecting feature.

Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:

Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is just one question away from winning a fortune on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'" But how has this uneducated young man from the slums succeeded in providing correct responses to questions that have stumped countless scholars before him' And will he ultimately win it all or lose everything, including his true love'

Plot Keywords:

Based On A Novel | Brothers | Coming Of Age | Gangs | India | Romance | Theatrical Release

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  • Sales Rank: 28,631
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