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Lion

Movie
2016
1h 58m
PG-13
English
Drama
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8.3
Critic Score: 
77
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A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
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Lion

PG-13
Movie
2016
1h 58m
English
Drama
A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
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Dev Patel
Saroo Brierley
David Wenham
John Brierley
Nicole Kidman
Sue Brierley
Divian Ladwa
Mantosh Brierley
Priyanka Bose
Kamla Munshi
Deepti Naval
Saroj Sood
Sunny Pawar
Young Saroo Brierley
Keshav Jadhav
Young Mantosh
Riddhi Sen
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Directed By: Garth Davis
Written By: Luke Davies (Screenplay)

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menellys says...
5 years ago
Absolutely amazing and I just can't find the right words to describe Sunny Pawar in this film. His portrayal of Young Saroo is heartbreaking but so wonderful. What a brilliant little actor he is
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Messtix says...
5 years ago
What a beautiful and emotional journey. I knew I was gonna cry like a little baby at the end. Thank you Saroo for sharing your story.
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great_vc says...
5 years ago
This was one of 2016 best movies, i haven't seen Fences (which i don't have much hope) and Manchester by the sea but i think we have a solid winner. A fantastic true story, very inspiring and sad with a magnificent little actor Sunny Pawar. This is a must see, it will have you in tears.
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Lee Brown Barrow says...
5 years ago
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Broke me into a million pieces. Emotionally shattering, both as a film and the true story behind it. Tremendous performance from the young lead but kudos to all involved. I wish the film had spent a little more time with Saroo as a child, letting us see his adjustment into the western lifestyle. However, that is my only quibble with the film. Ultimately the film left me feeling inspired, but also very sad. Without going into spoilers, the statements during the credits reveal more of the backstory, one of which is incredibly upsetting. Still, its a wake up call to all of us - we need to be selfless when it comes to doing more good in the world we live in.
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dgw
9/10  5 years ago
Google were right to feature this film on Chrome's "New Tab" page when it came out. It's breathtaking. _Lion_ deserves a 10/10 for cinematography.

I wish I could agree with the choice to cast Dev Patel in the lead role, though. Apart from the difference in skin tone, Patel's Saroo spent a lot of More
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djgri
4 years ago
An interesting true story. Film starts well and ends well. In the middle, there is a rapid acceleration from being a boy to being a man that misses out on a lot of an explanation as to how he ended up being the person he was. Quite boring in the middle of the film, which is a shame since the young a More
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Reno
4 years ago
**Lost in India, found in Australia!**

Based on the book 'A Long Way Home' that tells the story of a young Indian boy who lost his brother in a railway station in the night and the next morning he woke up thousands kilometers away from home. Not knowing the language or the address and the names o More
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