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MartCous

Dev Patel being campaigned as a "supporting" actor makes no sense to me.
4 years 1 month ago
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thebestpablorivera

Nothing groundbreaking, but still a profoundly moving and beautiful story that's very worth watching.
4 years ago
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theBelatedLobster

@MartCous - think it's just a case of Weinstein magic. Patel wouldn't get the nomination in the leading category, so they lobbied for the supporting role (justifying it that he's sharing the character of Sharoo and isn't in the film for the first 1/3 or whatever).

Same thing happened last year with Carol. Mara had no chance winning the leading statuette, so they took a punt and craftily underplayed her importance in the film.
4 years 1 month ago
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frankqb

A surprisingly moving movie about family with some interesting thematic undertones of the mental health of those ripped from families. Patel and Kidman are great, and the film does a solid job of keeping the film interesting. The script, while not crackling with dialogue did a great job of keeping me guessing. Only complaints are some unnecessarily shorter shots if India. Some of the cinematography is great, I'd just like a longer shot.

4 stars out of 5
4 years 1 month ago
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aryem

We need more films like this one. Simply amazing.
4 years 1 month ago
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Aniform

This movie was deeply enthralling. I couldn't recommend it enough. However, I want to focus on one thing that I really loved. This could have easily turned into a movie where each scene was devoted to the search like some sort of procedural drama with montages of google searches. This movie excelled in eschewing that nonsense and focusing on the human element. His emotions, his behavior, made for a much more compelling story. And, while his adopted family played a much more subtle role in this, they nonetheless manage to communicate themes that are not only important to the character, but to us.

Overall, I'm really glad that I took the time to watch this.
3 years 11 months ago
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nopesima

wow, very touching movie.
4 years ago
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Ralf

I mean, Google Earth is a silly plot device for a film like this, but it's based on a true story and that's what really happened.
4 years ago
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Siskoid

Based on true story, Lion follows an Indian child accidentally separated from his family who is eventually adopted by an Australian couple. In his twenties, a flash of memory puts him on an obsessive quest to find his real family. Brought to you by Google Earth(TM). All facetiousness aside, I do think this is a problematic film. The kid we follow in the first part, I could watch for the entire length, and the act brings the very real issue of child disappearances in that part of the world, and others, to terrifying life. But there's a big lull in the second half of the film as we veer into depressing melodrama, at least until the inevitable either feel-good or bittersweet denouement. Well-acted, but saddled with too many title cards telling us time is passing, and subplots that while part of the real story, can feel like distractions from the film's main thrust. I'm also unsure about the documentary elements tacked on at the end, crashing into an otherwise sensitive dramatization.
4 years 1 month ago
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Emiam

7/10
Oh, what a touching film, this true based Indian-Australian co-production. What a tragic event. Did you know that every year in India 80,000 children disappear? This is the story of one of them. What redeeming and happy tears that poured out of my eyes in the end. The film was voted by Swedish free newspaper Metro summer 2018 as the best film in the history of 100 films.
1 year 5 months ago
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Micaescalada

Loved it.
4 years ago
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airi86ja

Touching indeed + great ost + amazing views
3 years 11 months ago
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Tiago Costa

4 /5

If this is Oscar bait, then I guess I'm a fish now, because I've been CAUGHT and REELED the fuck IN.
4 years ago
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Armoreska

spoiler
3 years 8 months ago
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