Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Movie Review

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Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Movie ReviewBefore I start the movie review, I want to say first what made me want to watch this movie. I honestly heard about this movie from the numerous awards and nominations it had received from the Critics' Choice Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards and the Academy Awards.

Now with the review. The movie is very impressive and was a bit shocking. I did not know that some parts of India are that terrible as shown in the movie. Some scenes though are very similar to the Philippine cinema and the real world like the illegal child labor that are being controlled by syndicates.

The story by the way was about a game show contestant named "Jamal." Before answering the last two questions for a whopping 20 Million Indian Rupees ($412,000), he was sent for questioning to the authorities. The host of the show (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - India) suspected that he was a fraud. Jamal by the way had no proper education that's why the game show suspected that he is a cheat. How would be able to answer the questions, right? It's just amazing that he was able to answer all questions based on his troubled childhood experiences.

Slumdog Millionaire cast and crewThe movie was brilliantly sequenced. The story of Jamal and his two friends were told from their childhood to the present. On every story that was told, you get to feel how miserable their lives were. It was also exciting to watch that Jamal conquers its all. He never lost hope especially on finding his love, "Latika." Without this love as its theme, there would be no "Slumdog Millionaire."

Slumdog Millionaire so far is my favorite movie this year. I have to watch the other nominated movies though. This movie is just memorable and very unique.

20 Responses to “Slumdog Millionaire Movie Review”

Denis said...
February 17, 2009 at 2:15 PM This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

Dale Bacar said...
February 17, 2009 at 2:19 PM

This is probably going to win best picture this year but my bet is still Milk hehe.

Makoy said...
February 17, 2009 at 2:24 PM

I have to watch the movie Milk. What is the movie all about anyway?

Makoy said...
February 17, 2009 at 2:25 PM

Slumdog is the best movie of the year so far.

c'eSt la vie said...
February 17, 2009 at 2:46 PM

i'll be watching it foR MySelF..

aehhe! TnX for the ReviEw,,,

Denis said...
February 17, 2009 at 5:34 PM

this is really the best story of the year. i fell into tears at the last part- it was filled with lots of emotions.

i like the way that the movie is light and strong at the same time.

the movie is like a montage of beautiful pieces, its amazing how the director told a story of a lifetime in a slim 2 hour and so movie capsule.

bravo to this.


Ron Centeno said...
February 18, 2009 at 3:27 AM

Watched this movie and I had a post on that when it got rave reviews. A low cost, brilliant film.

Sherry said...
February 25, 2009 at 4:21 PM

tweet this http://twitter.com/sherrygo/status/1248508938

astig316 said...
February 27, 2009 at 1:53 PM

weeks before the Oscars, the day after i saw the movie, i told my friends that Slumdog will win the Best Pic... hands down the best film of 2008

pehpot said...
March 6, 2009 at 9:51 AM

ah that is why it is making a hit.. a typical rugs to riches movie.. English? or sub lang?

Make or Break

Rosa said...
March 10, 2009 at 9:12 AM

i didn't watch this movie. i think i might watch it tonight, will download online. :-) thanks for the review

Rosa said...
March 10, 2009 at 9:13 AM

tweet this: http://twitter.com/rosamuth/status/1303313747

Sherry said...
March 14, 2009 at 11:09 AM

I think I won't be watching this movie.

WebbieLady said...
March 14, 2009 at 8:15 PM

THE 6TH SOUL TO DIGG THIS here http://digg.com/movies/Slumdog_Millionaire_Movie_Review_10 and left a comment too as webbieladycont

WebbieLady said...
March 14, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Indeed this movie made its mark.. The story was so good and I also made my own review of this, both ups and downs in my blog.

WebbieLady said...
March 14, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Twittered this post here http://twitter.com/webbieladycont/status/1326715068

WebbieLady said...
March 14, 2009 at 8:17 PM

I like the part when he had to make his way for the signature of the actor there.. very funny!

WebbieLady said...
March 14, 2009 at 8:18 PM

I find the movie more amusing than dramatic. I mean, I still felt the lighter side of it... maybe i prejudged as I know he'd be a millionaire anyway... prejudices, u know.

Rosa said...
March 15, 2009 at 6:38 PM

i watched this movie yesterday and it is good movie! i like the story

dwera said...
April 8, 2009 at 5:05 PM

I agree with you it is really great movie. So sorry that I can't watch Slumdog Millionaire on Youtube :( And I had to download it. Link for everyone who didn't watch Slumdog Millionaire http://rapid4me.com/?q=Slumdog+Millionaire

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