Slumdog Millionaire (DVD)
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Slumdog Millionaire (DVD)

Overall Rating Rating 3.5  |  4 reviews  |  Write a review
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    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 MILLIO......more
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    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.
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  • Slumdog Millionaire was better than not!

    The title was intriguing. But the story itself brought me right into it. I enjoyed it very much. It was worth watching again. It was sad, beautiful and real. Would not recommend for children.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Image was accurate.
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was accurate.
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality was perfect.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    christy2765 from Midlothian, VA, Jan 15, 2012

  • Slumdog Millionaire (DVD)

    I just didn't like the movie at all. My fault. As for everything else I have bought from overstock , I love it all. Bar stools. Storage stools 2 of them . Sheets.Many many very nice items. Thanks so much, Garnet

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No

    garnetsj from Burgaw NC, Aug 18, 2011

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    Acting was very good but I found the movie difficult to follow because the subtitles or captions were too small to read. That made the movie more difficult to understand at times. The settings were very realistic and in many ways the movie helped me to understand the people who must live there. Perhaps I expected too much because of the Oscars.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No

    Anonymous from rural Illinois, Apr 25, 2009

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