After coming within one question of winning it all on the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?,” 18-year-old Mumbai “slumdog” Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is arrested on suspicion that he cheated his way to the top. While in custody, he regales a jaded inspector (Irfan Khan) with remarkable tales of his life on the streets and the story of the woman (Freida Pinto) he loved and lost. Danny Boyle directs this Oscar-winning Best Picture.
This is a very good suspenseful movie. It was upsetting at times. The game show was a brilliant plot device. If you enjoy this movie I would also recommend Cidade de Deus (aka City of God). Cidade de Deus is in subtitles but in my opinion a little better than this. I am giving Slumdog Millionaire 4.4 stars. Cidade de Deus is one of the few movies I gave 5 stars. The balcony is now closed.
The Film Movie Critic