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Current Rating: 4.59

Current Rating: 4.59

based on 164 votes and 60 reviews

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  • 5 stars wonderful movie. nothing bad about it. best movie in a very long time
  • 5 stars Just a fantastic movie
  • 5 stars Beautiful photography! True story.
  • 5 stars It grips you; the feeling of abandonment is striking. And without being overt, the dangers are constant and apparent for this very small boy. So you're immersed in this life which is both consistent and horrific. The 2nd part; using Google Earth was interesting - maybe would have liked more Google Earth - but not a deal breaker. Amazing story with an amazing ending.
  • 5 stars An astounding delivery of what it means to be caring and what family means. A vivid portrayal of India and Australia. And the plight of children and poverty. It shows how family is close-knit and cares for one another even in extreme poverty and it shows the indomitable spirit that pushes us to search. It also shows the beauty of adopting parents who strive to make a difference in the world and in the lives of needy children. Altogether a gem of a movie. There are also striking scenes that show how Spirit is with us and communicates to us if we heed and pay attention. All actors are formidable including the lead Dev Patel. They also show the real people the characters are based on at the end of the movie. Some are very much alike , Nicole Kidman transforms herself remarkably and even the young Saroo looks like the actor child. A movie based on real events. At the end of the movie, it is poignantly stated how 800,000 children go missing per year in India. An epic movie worth very much going to see. Well made.
  • 5 stars It was a worthwhile story, beautifully told.
  • 5 stars An amazing story, acting, good quality cinema. Well worth watching.
  • 3 stars Yes it was slow up til the last hour. Acting was great. Story was touching. I enjoyed seeing his real Mom and the real stuff at the end. I am glad I saw it.
  • 5 stars There was NO profanity! Wow, how super-refreshing!! I loved this movie because it was SUCH a good story without all of the offensive language, gratuitous sex, and bawdy, toilet humor.
  • 5 stars Awesome acting... touching true fact story ... worth the watch!


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

Current rating: Rating: 4.59
based on 164 votes and 60 reviews
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Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Eamon Farren, Tannishtha Chatterjee

Inspiration: Saroo Brierley