Yes, I know we’re only in week one, and yes, technically it was released in 2008, but Slumdog Millionaire will be hard to beat for fun and style in 2009.
Imagine what would happen if Baz Luhrman and Steven Spielberg collaborated on a Bollywood epic based on love, human depravity, and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. In Hindi. That should give you a flavor of what’s to come.
Rotten Tomatoes gives Slumdog a 94%. The other 6% must not have stuck around for the sensational closing credits.
See the New York Times review here.