Lion (2016)

Lion (2016)

Lion (2016)

Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara and Dev Patel star in this true story drama (based on the memoir by India-born Australian Saroo Brierly). 25 years after being lost on the streets of Calcutta and subsequently adopted by a loving family in Hobart, young Saroo sets out to find his birth family. He embarks on this needle-in-a-haystack quest with only a small store of memories, and the help of Google Maps...

Best Supporting Actor (Patel) and Adapted Screenplay, 2017 BAFTAs
2016Rating: PG118 minsAustralia, UK, USA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
96%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

While unique, Saroo's story is somewhere between the-guy-who-found-a-lottery-scratcher-worth-fifty-bucks and the-farmer-who-prayed-for-rain-and-got-it.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

We've watched this young man struggle and fight for answers, only to have them drop into his lap at precisely the right moment. It's a drastic misstep that ruins whatever chance Lion had of doing justice to a fascinating true story.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's refreshing to see the complications of a mixed racial identity brought to the screen. It might never roar but it's still a fierce contender.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

That Lion is an emotional, compelling watch is down to some terrific performances...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Kudos to Kidman, whose unglam, unguarded take on the role is emotionally powerful and true; her scenes with Patel provide just the right blend of grit and grace. Lion is one from the heart.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A remarkable story well told, and great advert for Google Earth.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Blessed with a Ripley's Believe It or Not story line that would warm the heart of a stone.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As enthralling as it is emotional.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...grabs you by the throat from its first frames and never lets you go.

4.0
0

Wah!!!!

Okay it unashamedly going to have you balling your eyes out , if not you have a stone for a heart. Dev Patel is gorgeous and he shines so bright in this film. It feels long... you feel every... single... heart... wrenching second but wow the reward is, bam ! so worth the hard slog.

5.0
0

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME

Another number one for the grown girls who love True Stories .. Sad but beautiful story line with excellent actors .. I really enjoyed ...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

While unique, Saroo's story is somewhere between the-guy-who-found-a-lottery-scratcher-worth-fifty-bucks and the-farmer-who-prayed-for-rain-and-got-it.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

We've watched this young man struggle and fight for answers, only to have them drop into his lap at precisely the right moment. It's a drastic misstep that ruins whatever chance Lion had of doing justice to a fascinating true story.

2.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's refreshing to see the complications of a mixed racial identity brought to the screen. It might never roar but it's still a fierce contender.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

That Lion is an emotional, compelling watch is down to some terrific performances...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Kudos to Kidman, whose unglam, unguarded take on the role is emotionally powerful and true; her scenes with Patel provide just the right blend of grit and grace. Lion is one from the heart.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A remarkable story well told, and great advert for Google Earth.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Blessed with a Ripley's Believe It or Not story line that would warm the heart of a stone.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As enthralling as it is emotional.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...grabs you by the throat from its first frames and never lets you go.

4.0
0

Wah!!!!

Okay it unashamedly going to have you balling your eyes out , if not you have a stone for a heart. Dev Patel is gorgeous and he shines so bright in this film. It feels long... you feel every... single... heart... wrenching second but wow the reward is, bam ! so worth the hard slog.

5.0
0

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME

Another number one for the grown girls who love True Stories .. Sad but beautiful story line with excellent actors .. I really enjoyed ...

4.0
0