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When a penniless orphan from the slums of Mumbai comes within one question of winning a staggering sum on an Indian game show, a police investigation reveals his amazing story.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Visually dazzling and emotionally resonant, Slumdog Millionaire is a film that's both entertaining and powerful.
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Common Sense Says
Epic romance-drama is brilliant but too mature for kids.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that despite incidents of violence and cruelty, Slumdog Millionaire is a sweeping, thrilling drama that mature teens will be able to take -- and will probably very much enjoy. There's some extreme violence -- electrocution, murder, and violence perpetrated by, and on, young children -- but it never feels exploitative or simplistic. The film revolves around issues of class (how could a poor "slumdog" like the lead character possibly do so well on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?). and includes many images of modern India, including real -- but still hard-to-take -- depictions of poverty and hopelessness.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Role Models
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- Release Date:November 12, 2008
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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