Slumdog Millionaire

120 mins
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The big winner at the 2009 Academy Awards (eight Oscars in total, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay)... More

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Slumdog Millionaire is available to stream in the United Kingdom... More now on Disney+ and Google TV and YouTube and Curzon and Microsoft. Slumdog Millionaire is now playing in 2 cinemas in the United Kingdom.

Slumdog Millionaire | Ratings & Reviews

"Driven by fantastic energy and a torrent of vivid images of India old and new, Slumdog Millionaire is a blast."


"A gaudy, gorgeous rush of color, sound and motion, “Slumdog Millionaire,” the latest from the British shape-shifter Danny Boyle, doesn’t travel through the lower depths, it giddily bounces from one horror to the next. A modern fairy tale about a pauper angling to become a prince..."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"The movie takes audiences to the poorest sections of India and shows a level of poverty and human misery that's almost beyond our imagining - and yet so pervasive that people seem to take it in stride, as an unalterable fact. The movie provides an indelible education into how other people live, and that's a noble function. We get the range of modern Indian life, from the technological sophistication of its television stations to the primitive shacks in which people live in crushing proximity to one another. The film is so vivid that you can almost smell it, and there are images that will linger with viewers for a long time."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"When I saw "Slumdog Millionaire" at Toronto, I was witnessing a phenomenon: dramatic proof that a movie is about how it tells itself. I walked out of the theater and flatly predicted it would win the Audience Award. Seven days later, it did. And that it could land a best picture Oscar nomination. We will see. It is one of those miraculous entertainments that achieves its immediate goals and keeps climbing toward a higher summit."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"A Hollywood-style romantic melodrama that delivers major studio satisfactions in an ultra-modern way, was made on the streets of India with largely unknown stars by a British director who never makes the same movie twice? Go figure."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"What's perhaps most fascinating about the film is Boyle's relentless focus on the realities of present-day India as a vehicle for his spectacle and laughs."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Absolutely perfect family entertainment for anyone over the age of ten. It is a celebration of not just the usual triumph of the human spirit, but a celebration of the human experience."

Film ThreatFilm Threat

"Danny Boyle's finest since "Trainspotting." In fact, it's the best British/Indian gameshow-based romance of the millennium."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Slumdog Millionaire | Details

Award winner
Winner of 8 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay - Academy Awards 2009. Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay - BAFTA Awards 2009. Best Film (Drama), Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score - Golden Globes 2009. Audience Award winner at Toronto Film Festival 2008.
Comedy, Drama
Country of origin

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