Film Review of 'Lion' by School student David

Feb. 15, 2017, 8:57 a.m.

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School student David recently took part in work experience at the VUE cinema in Basingstoke. As part of his work experience, he wrote the following review of the movie Lion:


Lion is a captivating and compelling film about emotion, loss, love and tragedy. It starts off in 1986 when 5 year old Saroo (played by Sunny Pawar) went on a train and got lost and couldn’t find his family. He was eventually adopted by an Australian family a year later. The mum is played by Nicole Kidman.

Twenty years later, he looks for his family on Google maps. The adult Saroo, excellently played by Dev Patel, tries to find his family and has to deal with the emotional fall out. In my opinion both Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman deserve an Oscar. Unless you have a habit of not crying in films, guaranteed you will cry at this. I give the film four stars out of 5 and 9 1/2 out of 10. I would be very surprised if it didn’t get any Oscars. The cinematography was good.

It deals with family and emotion in a very sensitive way. You can tell that the film was based on a true story and was very respectful to this.

I highly recommend this film to any film lovers!