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Academy Award® Nominee
Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted...  View more >

Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Jan 19, 2017
"Lion" could have been attached to something called "Ripley's Believe it or Not" But this movie based on a true story goes much deeper than that. it is a story of a young boy who found himself on a train and became lost in India. After endless days being homeless, he found himself in Australia with his adapted parents. Nicole Kidman played his stepmother. Saroo is played by two actor, the younger self is played by Sunny Rawar and the older self is played by Dev Patel. The film follos Saroo in his 26 year quest to go back home, not matter the cost. Roony Mara ("Carol") plays his love intrest. I can't reveal the ending, but if you figure out what Saroo, you have just figure out the movie.
Jan 22, 2017
A great and interesting movie. About focus on an objective for a long time. You may have some tears watching this movie.
Feb 4, 2017
A fabulous, heartfelt, raw, emotional film, that explores deep themes of family and belonging. Wonderful performances all around. Although I don't think Dev Patel will win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, I definitely think he deserves it.
Feb 14, 2017
The plot summary makes it quite clear that this is the (based on a true) story of a young boy in India that gets separated from his family. How he survives lost in an unknown city, and ultimately survives being adopted by a family in Australia makes up the bulk of the film.

The performances of the young boy, and his grown self are quite good, and the story will tug at your heart strings.

I found myself wondering a coupe of times while watching the film, why it's called "Lion". Be rest assured, it will be revealed.

For my money, Lion rests at the top of the Academy Award nominees that I've seen from the 2016 class. If you get the chance, go see it.
Mar 16, 2017
Great film. Amazing how strong family ties can be and what energy and devotion can be expended to be reunited.

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