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Slumdog Millionaire

Movie Slumdog Milliionaire
Director Danny Boyle

Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla

Danny Boyle has come a long way from Shallow grave. Why is it that all of his films seems so low budget but deliver more than most big budget movies could dare to hope to. This is the first of his movies however that left me feeling this elated. He introduces us to the story of a young boy from Mumbai, and how the hardships of his life have given him the answers to potentially win 20 million rupees. A suprisingly simple but intriguiging story which keeps you both empathic and on the edge of your seat throughout. Lets start with the basics, the acting and relationship between a boy being agressively interviewed and the interrogating policeman is perfectly realised, Dev Patel and Anil Kapoor steal the show for me but the entire cast all hold up admirably.

As an adaptation this in story is different to the book, but probably for the better as the story is perfect in length in the movie, it doesn't give too much away too soon, but doesn't drag on long enough to be repetitive. Instead the story and script couldn't have been addressed more elequantly. The asia-pop style music fits in with the active pace and introduces you to new scenes and ideas constantly, and helps to keep a pacey tempo throughout.

I had of course heard all the hype, and was skeptical as I am about most pictures that appear to be over-hyped, however this didn't disappoint on any level. I actually feel that in my review I was harsh on certain points, but with reviewing consistantly in mind I think 9.33 is a fair score considering how I've reviewed other films, although this could possibly be the best movie I've ever seen. I'll know after I've watched it a few more times. Please go see this now in a packed theatre!

This movie scores 9.3/10