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Slumdog Millionaire

Jamal Malik (Dev Patal) grew up in Mumbai -- far away from the tourist tracks. Yet at the age of 18, the impoverished youth manages to get get on India's version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? --and even wins the big money! Convinced the uneducated orphan must have cheated, the game show's host and producer (Anil Kapoor) brings in a police inspector (Irrfan Khan) to interrogate the young man. The ensuing investigation reveals a wealth of personal history and an insightful look at the life of a slumdog. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D+
Run Time: 120
Theater Release: 23 Jan 2009
Video Release: 31 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: R
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Slumdog Millionaire is rated R: or some violence, disturbing images and language.

Cast: Dev Patel, Anil Kopoor, Freida Pinto.
Studio: 2008 Twentieth Century Fox
Website: Official site for Slumdog Millionaire.

Detailed Review

Jamal Malik (Dev Patal) grew up in the slums of Mumbai—a part of India far away from the tourist tracks. Now, at the age of 18, he manages to get… 
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