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Running parallel with this dark yet irresistible adventure, told in flashback vignettes, is the almost inexplicable sight of Jamal winning every challenge on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?," a strong showing that leads to a vicious police interrogation. As Jamal explains how he knows the answer to every question on the show as the result of harsh events in his knockabout life, the chaos of his existence gains shape, perspective and soulfulness. The film's violence is offset by a mesmerizing exotica shot and edited with a great whoosh of vitality. Boyle successfully sells the story's most unlikely elements with nods to literary and cinematic conventions that touch an audience's heart more than its head. --Tom Keogh
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The movie is logical and reasonable but also moving and insightful. Hated the video at the end but I don't consider that part of the movie.Published 3 days ago by Dos Castios
Powerful and important movie - don't watch it when you're already depressed.Published 3 days ago by VG
I cannot stand movies with subtitles; nor do am I drawn to films about severe poverty- but based on suggestions from some friends of mine, a few years ago I decided to at least sit... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Bobby Hutchinson
Slow moving and many flashbacks; but, an interesting movie.Published 5 days ago by David H. L. Pryce
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|NO Special Features!||
I understand there's a hotline # for issues with Fox products...try 1-888-223-4FOX
Mar 31, 2009 by LC | See all 35 posts
|Not quite as well made as 'City of God'||
The ending of "Slumdog" is a tribute to Bollywood films, whcih usually have a showy and uplifting finale, after a brutal and dramatic experience. I thought it was fitting, unexpected and very well-done. "City of God" is a great film, but we don't need the same film done...
Jan 27, 2010 by Ali | See all 2 posts
|Replacement dvd received TODAY!||
I just received my Slumdog DVD today and it was great! I can't believe how quickly I got this considering I just talked to the customer service rep yesterday. Thank you Fox!
Apr 2, 2009 by Toiah Gordon | See all 18 posts
|Problems playing the disc?||
I too have bought two different copies of the blu-ray version of Slumdog and neither one has been able to load on my blu-ray player. I've never had problems with any other blu-ray disc.
Jun 20, 2009 by W. Norman | See all 3 posts
|DVD Special Features Resolution||
hey, bought a copy Tuesday, called and already have my new DVD in hand... right on!
Apr 2, 2009 by mamacita | See all 5 posts
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