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Lion Spoiler-Free Review

After watching this film I tweeted that the if Manchester by the Sea should be called Manchester by the Feels, then Lion would just be called Feels.

This film takes us on a surreal journey, resulting from a highly unlikely set of circumstances experienced by a young man born in a small village in rural India.

The film offers us some amazing performances from the start with young actor Sunny Pawar’s performance which is absolutely stunning; this kid is awesome and he should have been nominated for an Oscar too.

Then there’s Dev Patel who’s actually nominated. He goes through a ton of different emotions in this film, and all of them seem justified and are portrayed with excellence; but we all knew after Slumdog Millionaire how epic this dude was.

The movie dragged a bit in the middle, and I couldn’t quite put my finger on the exact purpose of the love interest (maybe after a second watch I can appreciate that a bit more), but overall Lion is a film that’s worth your time. Go check it out with your family and loved ones, but prepare yourself for ultimate feels.

Rating: 8.5/10

You can watch the trailer for Lion below:

Other cool Lion reviews from around the web:

Lion review – India’s wandering star via The Guardian

Film Review: ‘Lion’ via Variety

Lion (2016) Review via Frame Rated UK

‘Lion’ Movie Review: Little Sunny Pawar Completely Overshadows Dev Patel via India West

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