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Current Rating: 4.44

Current Rating: 4.44

based on 94 votes and 36 reviews

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  • 5 stars Outstanding movie. Heart breaking at times but well worth your time. One of the best movies in a very long time.
  • 5 stars This was a great movie. The acting was superbly done, you could really feel for the main character. Dev Patel was excellent and Nicole Kidman shone in her role. A warm-hearted and true story!
  • 3 stars Worth seeing. True story about being lost and then found. A real tribute to family love and the good people in the world who adapt children for the right reasons. A bit slow in the middle so couldn't give it 4 stars. Otherwise great casting, photography and music.Bring Kleenex for the finale.
  • 5 stars fantastic movie. the best I've seen in a long time.
  • 5 stars Phenomenal journey. A must see.
  • 5 stars I thought this was the most amazing movie I have seen in years. So sensitive and enduring. The men in the theater were even crying. Very inspiring story. A must see.
  • 5 stars One of the best movies I've seen this year! A must see!
  • 5 stars This is one of the most moving films that I've seen in such a long time. I highly recommend it.
  • 4 stars Slow moving at times but really had to be so audiences could 'spend time' with the characters to become invested in them and caring about the outcome by the end of the story, which is very emotionally intense and worth the wait, even though most people, like myself, probably already knew before seeing it. The little boy Saroo was captivating, and Dev Patel's adult Saroo likeable. Nicole Kidman's role was understated to say the least and she was positively dreary at times, but she wasn't the 'star' of the film anyway. My eyes were opened by the honest depiction of the vulnerable, sad lives of India's lost children and my heart breaks for them. If you like action in your movies then don't go see this one, but if you want believable characters you can invest in, and a study in quiet, steady human emotion then this is for you.
  • 1 stars Very slow moving with a simplistic story. Felt very loosely related to actual facts.


Genre:  Action/Adventure , Drama , Romance | Running Time:  118 min.
In theatres:  December 9, 2016 - Toronto
December 21, 2016 - Expands
| On DVD/VOD:  March 21, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.44
based on 94 votes and 36 reviews
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Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Eamon Farren, Tannishtha Chatterjee

Inspiration: Saroo Brierley