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About the Movie
In LION, five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train travelling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven. Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple, and finds love and security as he grows up in Hobart. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents’ feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification, and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning. With just a small store of memories, and the help of a new technology called Google Earth, Saroo embarks on one of the greatest needle-in-a-haystack quests of modern times.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 217
- Fresh: 185
- Rotten: 32
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Lion" is a complex movie, with its profound themes of home and identity, and its tonally disparate halves. A smartly understated approach to Brierley's story holds it all together.
Fresh: Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.
Fresh: Lion represents a commitment from those involved and, flaws aside, it's an amazing tale of resilience and determination.
Rotten: Robustly made, but very little to gnaw on.
One of the best, most human films I've seen in years...
This movie is an instant classic. It's the same vein of quality and style as the likes of "The Shawshank Redemption," "Slumdog Millionaire," and many more for me—a fresh, true-to-life tale of how love, empathy, and family overcome tremendous adversity and suffering.
I saw it twice at the theater, and I told everyone I could about it.
I hope you enjoy this picture as much as I have.
Hats off and many thanks to everyone involved in the making of "Lion."
I'm a therapist and work with the heavier side of reality four days a week. I'm a fan of all genres, but I admittedly go to sci-fi if I go out to see a movie. It's lighter, more fun.
Well, Arrival was sold out so I reluctantly went to this.
I cried. A lot. It moved me deeply and touched a place where our core longings to love and be loved resides...particularly the longings we have for our parents that's unlike any other and shapes all others.
It's an exhausting journey but so worth it. You'll feel alive!
The REAL oscar winner
This was better than moonlight in my opinion. I have not wept SO hard watching a movie for a while and this was super emotionally well acted. Someone needs to give Dave Patel an award.