A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
Lion stars Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Dev Patel. The fillm was directed by Garth Davis.
New York Observer/Rex Reed
Once in awhile, a movie comes along that is so touching and sincere, without a moment of false emotion or manipulative self-indulgence, that it establishes squatters’ rights and moves into your heart to stay.
Chicago Sun-Times/Richard Roeper
Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.
Wall Street Journal/Joe Morgenstern
Saroo is played dazzlingly by Dev Patel, who gives his richest performance since Mira Nair’s “The Namesake.”
Rolling Stone/Peter Travers
The young star, maturing nicely past the boyish enthusiasm he showed in "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Marigold Hotel" films, enters a new phase of his career with fierce commitment. Lion is one from the heart.
Philadelphia Inquirer/Tirdad Derakhshani
Child actor Pawar is extraordinary as Saroo during his terrifying odyssey, and Davis portrays the streets of Calcutta, teeming with homeless children and adults, as if they were one of the rings of hell from "Dante's Inferno."