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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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Stylish editing, nervous camera work, that to some degree aestheticizes the grim reality of life in Mumbai and the slums.Published 5 days ago by Fiddler clare
Great pacing to the movie and I like the good brother/bad brother dynamic.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is truly one of the best films of recent times. I won't convey the story line (it's been written many times already here), but it is a hardscrabble journey where love... Read morePublished 10 days ago by CQ DX
Award-winning movie. A love story, set within a morality play, with fabulous Indian clothes and dancing. Quite a treat. Not like anything that I had seen before. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amy Willis
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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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