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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Movie Review: "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008)

This movie has received so much praise, there isn't anything I can add to what has already been said. It is said to be a "hymn to life" by some critics. Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, The Beach, Sunshine)is used to showing us gloomy facades and immediately sees the good in these dismal venues. Slumdog is no exception. He makes Mumbai a place pulsating with life and has us engaged in this tale about a boy who's fate brought him to the set of the Indian franchise of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Curiously, he knows the answers to pretty much every question thrown at him. The story focuses on how he got there in the first place, but most importantly, why.

Rocketboy Rating: ***** (5 out of 5 stars)