Directed by Garth Davis
Starring
  • Dev Patel
  • Nicole Kidman
  • David Wenham
  • Divian Ladwa
  • Rooney Mara
Screenplay by Luke Davies
Genre Drama
Certificate

PG

UK Release Date 20th January 2017

Summary

This is the true story of a five-year-old Indian boy who got lost on the streets of Calcutta and was adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family that he can barely remember.

Is The Plot Interesting?

At first I was a bit apprehensive, but then I began to get into the movie and saw why it’s been getting all these nominations. The emotion the movie creates without much effort is quite remarkable.

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Is The Acting Good?

I thought the acting was great; it was very real and authentic. Nobody overstated or exaggerated their performance in my opinion, which I personally think is vital for a movie like this.

Is The Directing Good?

Garth Davis did something with this movie that was quite special, he made this movie seem effortless. The powerful moments in the movie are unforced and come naturally and that’s all down to Garth Davis’ good directing.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

The cinematography was the first thing I noticed about Lion because of how good it is. I noticed the way the camera was moved in particular because of the power and emotion it created.

Is It Worth Watching?

Out of all the movies nominated for the Best Picture award at this years Oscars, Lion was one of the movies I was least interested in (before I watched it) but after watching it I can see why it’s getting all the much deserved attention. Yes, Lion is definitely worth a watch.

4/5

I’m not from Calcutta… I’m lost.

– Dev Patel as Saroo Brierley