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Current Rating: 4.41

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  • Excellent movie! Great acting! Where did they find 'Sunny Pawar'? Such a sweet guy and his acting was incredible.
  • 5 stars Not ultimately an unhappy ending, it is nonetheless tearful. Performances are outstanding and direction is touching. While it makes you want to visit Australia can't say it makes me itch to go to India. Well worth seeing and one of the best movies of the year. Dev Patel has matured into a leading man and Nicole Kidman makes the most a small supporting role.
  • 3 stars Opening credits are accompanied by a piano piece strangely reminiscent of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata"..... in fact, wait! nearly every note is EXACTLY the same! Could the composer be ripping Beethoven off?
  • 4 stars Excellent story telling. From start to finish you sense the strong bond the child and the young man feels towards his family. His search for his brother starts of his horrific journey from his town's railway to Calcutta and then his search for mother in his hometown. The characters played their role to a tee especially the young Pawar.
  • 5 stars Very good movie, just a really well done story. Scenes of India very sad. It looks like a war zone, but they haven't been in a war since king Asoka, the buildings and living conditions are appalling. The railway is unbelievable, thousands upon thousands of people streaming all around in a whirling mass, no wonder the kid got lost. The orphanage is appalling. A nightmare out of Charles Dickens. The worst part is realizing the kid was trying to say Gnesh, and no one understood his baby talk. Being adopted was a good experience for him and he was able to find his birth mother. Acting wise, I thought Rooneys role didn't really amount to anything and the whole relationship could have been cut, the role of his adoptive mother, was well portrayed, the kid was in for a shock when he first encounters that gigantic mass of red curls. All's well that ends well.
  • 5 stars Best movie that I saw in 2016. It is a little slow in some parts but an absolutely wonderful movie
  • 5 stars Beautiful told story of a young man connecting with his mother with 15 tears in-between and two continents apart. it is touching, emotional, inspiring, a must see! The acting is superb. I highly recommend this being one of the season's movies to catch.
  • 5 stars One of the best movies I have seen in a long time
  • 5 stars An amazing sad story. Such a different life He got such a privileged life and so aware that he did. All parents were amazing. Such squalor and horrible happenings in Calcutta
  • 5 stars Awesome and timely movie especially with current immigration in the US. I chose this movie because I wanted it to touch my heart deeply. It did just that. Great first hand look at what orphans, children without birth parents in their formative years, immigrants and adult children needing to find themselves and their cultural roots. This movie gave me more com(passion) for all people.


Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance | Running Time:  118 min.
In theatres:  December 9, 2016 - Toronto
December 21, 2016 - Expands

Current rating: Rating: 4.41
based on 78 votes and 29 reviews
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Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Eamon Farren, Tannishtha Chatterjee

Inspiration: Saroo Brierley