Lion

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Lion
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. Twenty five years later, he sets out to find his lost family... with some help from Google Earth.

118 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12.
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman
Director
Garth Davis
ScreenplayLuke Davies, from the book by Saroo Brierley
MusicVolker Bertelmann, Dustin O'Halloran
CinematographyGreig Fraser
EditingAlexandre de Franceschi
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byThe Weinstein Company, Screen Australia, See-Saw Films, Aquarius Films. Sunstar Entertainment, Narrative Capital

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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for thematic material and some sensuality.
Runtime118
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
2
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
4
Violence
3
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Stephanie Merry quote iconRoar of approval for complex film.
15
Die Burger
Herman Lategan quote iconSeun se soektog na gesin boei.
15
Cape Times
Unknown
20
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconThe performances are terrific all-around (especially from both actors playing the lead), the script is good, and the direction is terrific, a descriptor that also applies to Greig Frasier’s outstanding cinematography and the score by Hauschka and Dustin O’Halloran.
15
Metacritic.com
44 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
139 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Lion’s undeniably uplifting story and talented cast make it a moving journey that transcends the typical cliches of its genre.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconGreat performances in emotional, intense biographical drama.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
39 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
14117 users
17
Internet
6319 Netizens quote iconIncredible true story of a tiny needle in a very large haystack
16

Average .. 79%

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