Ishika Mohan
Chris Nashawaty
March 25, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Slumdog Millionaire

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
120 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/07/08
performer
Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel
director
Danny Boyle
distributor
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author
Simon Beaufoy
genre
Drama, Comedy

We gave it an A-

Danny Boyle’s freshly minted Best Picture winner Slumdog Millionaire is the most rousing little-movie-that-could story to come out of Hollywood (or Bollywood) in ages. Dev Patel plays an 18-year-old Muslim tea boy from the slums of Mumbai who finds ?himself one guess away from the top prize on India’s version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. How he knows all of the ? answers is revealed in a series of dizzying flashbacks. There’s never really any doubt about whether he’ll succeed, or if he’ll reunite with his lost love (the dazzling and easy-on-the-eyes Freida Pinto). But Boyle’s sentimental film is all about the journey, not the destination. And if you don’t already know, stick around for the dance sequence during the end credits. EXTRAS include lively commentaries by Boyle and Patel, ?a slew of deleted scenes, and a making-of featurette. A?

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