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Dev Patel shows us that he can act in a serious role as well as he did in his comedic roles in the Marigold Hotel series. A moving story about lost relations and searching for your roots.
A true story that brings tears to one's eyes. Excellent acting and the scenes of India were spell bounding. This is a must watch movie for those with an adult mind and would probably not be interesting for anyone under the age of 25
One of the best movies I've seen in years!
Best movie I've ever seen
It was an unforgettable journey from being lost to being found; The loss of innocence, and faith in the fundamental goodness of those whom we love; universal family values. It was a GREAT movie.
Beginning is fabulous, gripping, well crafted, well shot. The middle loses it's way big time. The ending redeems the movie, particularly as it's a true story. There was an opportunity to make this a great film, it definitely did not deliver for me.
Sad but boring. I spent the last 40 minutes of the movie thinking, "Just look up Ganesh* on Google ... why is it taking so long" I do not understand why it was nominated for an Oscar ... were all the other movies really that bad?
Good movie and great acting! Strongly recommend.
Wonderful movie. Tear jerker! The little boy who plays the part of young Saroo was amazing! Your heart breaks for Saroo and all the characters centered around him. It's hard to imagine the pain of both his birth mother and adoptive mother. Great, heartwarming outcome.
What a movie! It was out of this world. The acting was so powerful I was in tears. I can't imagine what life this child had n how he found his mother years later. Beautiful! All the actors were great n I felt for Nicole Kidman who played his mom. Very emotional! 👍👍👍👍👍
Excellent actors and movie!!
Simply beautiful.... hope it wins best picture, even though it's probably a longshot.
A beautiful emotional movie, bring some tissues. A must see!
Excellent excellent movie-acting was great, cinematography was good, and the story kept you on the edge of your seat
This movie was incredible! It was heart-wrenching from beginning to end and I am grateful for stories that remind us of what is going on outside of our "bubbles" as well as touch us in ways that cause us to remember what really matters. GO SEE IT!
Brillant show. Loved it
Incredible acting, unbelievable story, not one dull or slow moment throughout.
wow, excellent movie, strongly recommend.
Fantastic movie, you come away thinking about it the next day.
This is a story of tragedy, injustice, survival and hope. Take a box of kleenex and prepare to be enlightened, enchanted and changed. It's a great story and great movie.
Nice to see a movie that has no filthy language. Really worth seeing! Loved it !
Good story but slow and tedious. Avoid at all cost
Wonderful movie - deserves an award.
What a beautiful moving movie. The story, acting, plot, and editing were all superior. I highly recommend you go and see it.
For all those you have ever been lost. Great true story. Dev Patel and his younger self actor do an excellent job. Surely worthy of a Academy nod.
a wonderful movie
Good movie...little slow moving but good over-all. Sad to see how this adorable little boy goes through his struggles from child to adult..
Must watch movie! Great story, wonderful scenes in the movie. Great acting by Dev Patel! Hope it gets an award.
Best movie I have seen in a very long time, very emotional and heart breaking to see how kids go missing in India in a heart beat. Sunny Pawar was amazing and he is not an actor, he should have been nominated for an award for his portrayal of young Saroo which he nailed. Dev Patel was just amazing and so was Nicole Kidman, a must see movie, it deserves to win best picture and Dev and Nicole deserves to win as well. You need Kleenex for this movie, a great family movie, so happy there were no swearing, violence and sexual content, overall an excellent and must see movie!!!
wonderful movie. nothing bad about it. best movie in a very long time
Just a fantastic movie
Beautiful photography! True story.
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.
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.
It was a worthwhile story, beautifully told.
An amazing story, acting, good quality cinema. Well worth watching.
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.
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.
Awesome acting... touching true fact story ... worth the watch!
Wonderful story, great acting, well worth watching.
Excellent movie! Great acting! Where did they find 'Sunny Pawar'? Such a sweet guy and his acting was incredible.
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.
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?
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.
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.