Hotel Mumbai (2019)


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A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, "Homeland") is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.


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Maras is confident and unflinching in this portrait of the "mindless" terror, as one news report played in the film said. He is also masterful in delivering a range of emotions.

November 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Making this kind of film inherently walks a fine line between art and exploitation, and Hotel Mumbai feels like the latter.

September 13, 2018 | Full Review…

What redeems "Hotel Mumbai" from morbid opportunism is that, in all but its slickest and most Hollywood moments, the thrills of Maras' heart-wrenching re-enactment are never an end unto themselves.

September 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

September 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

September 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Hotel Mumbai is a great crowd pleaser but with a dangerously myopic narrative that, even with its flaws, serves a fitting tribute to the resilience of the people who lived and died through the terror attacks of 2008...

January 8, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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