“It’s rare to be taken by surprise by a film — those all-too-infrequent occasions when you go into a film knowing almost nothing and walk out completely enchanted. But that happened with Slumdog Millionaire, the newest film from Danny Boyle. Boyle’s best known for the scrappy, scabby drugs-and-thugs film Trainspotting, but in recent years, with movies like Millions, he’s also shown that he has a heart; Slumdog Millionaire pulses with the vital, scrappy energy of a young talent but also has the hope and humanity of a mature artist — as well as giving audiences a brilliant, bold, epic sweep that combines heart-breaking romance with nerve-wracking suspense. It’s easily one of the best films of 2008.”
– From my Redbox review of Slumdog Millionaire.