Lion (2016)

118 mins
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Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Dev Patel star in this true story drama (based on the memoir by India-born Australian... More

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Lion (2016) | Ratings & Reviews

"The story of Lion sounds like unfathomably cliché weep-bait, and it absolutely would be if the events had not been 100% true. After a savage twist of fate, a little boy named Saroo finds himself stranded 1700km from his hometown in India. So begins a tremendous return journey that spans decades and oceans alike, as Saroo attempts in adulthood to trace the invisible threads that connect him to the nameless, shapeless place he once called home."

Flicks, Alex CaseyFlicks

"While unique, Saroo's story is somewhere between the-guy-who-found-a-lottery-scratcher-worth-fifty-bucks and the-farmer-who-prayed-for-rain-and-got-it."


"We've watched this young man struggle and fight for answers, only to have them drop into his lap at precisely the right moment. It's a drastic misstep that ruins whatever chance Lion had of doing justice to a fascinating true story."

Time OutTime Out

"It's refreshing to see the complications of a mixed racial identity brought to the screen. It might never roar but it's still a fierce contender."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"That Lion is an emotional, compelling watch is down to some terrific performances..."


"Kudos to Kidman, whose unglam, unguarded take on the role is emotionally powerful and true; her scenes with Patel provide just the right blend of grit and grace. Lion is one from the heart."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"A remarkable story well told, and great advert for Google Earth."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"Blessed with a Ripley's Believe It or Not story line that would warm the heart of a stone."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"As enthralling as it is emotional."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"...grabs you by the throat from its first frames and never lets you go."


Lion (2016) | Details

Award winner
Best Supporting Actor (Patel) and Adapted Screenplay, 2017 BAFTAs
PG, scenes of emotional intensity, mild threat
Drama, True Story & Biography
Country of origin
Australia, UK, USA

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