Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai

Golden Globe winner Dev Patel (Lion) and Globe nominee Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) star in this drama based on the documentary Surviving Mumbai, which covered the 2008 Mumbai hotel bombing.

"The film focuses on the events that transpired at the opulent Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, targeted by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants as an emblem of Indian prosperity and modernity. The city erupts, and explosions render much of the hotel a death trap. Gunmen — uneducated, impoverished young men led by charismatic extremists — begin hunting down staff and clients. People in the thick of the maelstrom, people from a wide range of class, culture, and creed must find a way to organise and mobilise in the face of constant peril." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2018Rating: R16, Violence, cruelty & offensive language125 minsAustralia
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Whatever else it may offer to audiences - vicarious thrills, emotional catharsis - "Hotel Mumbai" clearly serves as a testament to those remarkable individuals.

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The imagery is intense, brutal and disturbing. Volker Bertelmann's percussive heavy score is powerful, adding effectively to the build up of tension and fear.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

Lurking below the movie is an unsavoury irony: the killers and the filmmakers picked the hotel for the same reasons.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Hotel Mumbai is an excellent, white-knuckle thriller - and an unlikely crowd-pleaser.

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

Filled with memorable moments, colourful characters and disquieting drama, Hotel Mumbai is an evocative cinematic experience well worth checking out.

4.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Maras largely sticks to the dramatisation playbook, but does so in an effective, affecting and empathetic fashion.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film is both gripping in its execution - although a two-hours-plus running time feels a bit stretched - and totally bland in what it's trying to say, with characters who don't really stand out on screen.

0

For those unfamiliar with the events, Hotel Mumbai serves as a sweaty, edge-of-seat thriller - made all the more unsettling since it's based on real events. Dev Patel, Jason Isaacs, Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi lead the ensemble of guests trying to escape the confines of the hotel without catching a bullet. Gripping, well acted and ultimately,...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Whatever else it may offer to audiences - vicarious thrills, emotional catharsis - "Hotel Mumbai" clearly serves as a testament to those remarkable individuals.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The imagery is intense, brutal and disturbing. Volker Bertelmann's percussive heavy score is powerful, adding effectively to the build up of tension and fear.

0
The New Yorker

The New Yorker

press

Lurking below the movie is an unsavoury irony: the killers and the filmmakers picked the hotel for the same reasons.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Hotel Mumbai is an excellent, white-knuckle thriller - and an unlikely crowd-pleaser.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Filled with memorable moments, colourful characters and disquieting drama, Hotel Mumbai is an evocative cinematic experience well worth checking out.

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Maras largely sticks to the dramatisation playbook, but does so in an effective, affecting and empathetic fashion.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film is both gripping in its execution - although a two-hours-plus running time feels a bit stretched - and totally bland in what it's trying to say, with characters who don't really stand out on screen.

0

For those unfamiliar with the events, Hotel Mumbai serves as a sweaty, edge-of-seat thriller - made all the more unsettling since it's based on real events. Dev Patel, Jason Isaacs, Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi lead the ensemble of guests trying to escape the confines of the hotel without catching a bullet. Gripping, well acted and ultimately,...

4.0
0