Lion

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Videos & Photos

  • Trailer for Lion
  • Clip: Meeting John and Sue

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

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. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Cast

  • Sunny Pawar
  • Abhishek Bharate
  • Priyanka Bose
  • Khushi Solanki
  • Shankar Nisode
  • Tannishtha Chatterjee
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Riddhi Sen
  • Koushik Sen
  • Rita Boy

Atom User Reviews

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Verified Review
#beautiful

Special movie.

GS
Geoff S
Verified Review
#insightful
#mustseebro
#heartrenching

This movie is a very authentic depiction of the adoptee experience.

JZ
Jessica Z

Metacritic

63
Dec 21, 2016

Lion is shameless and heartfelt and you’ll probably have a good, happy cry at the end. When a story pushes buttons so deeply wired into our consciousness...craft seems almost beside the point.

Metacritic review by Ty Burr
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
75
Dec 8, 2016

First-time Australian director Garth Davis offers sweeping cinematic shots, with a soundtrack that is pleasingly epic, but the second act is a bit skimpy, script-wise.

Metacritic review by Brad Wheeler
Brad Wheeler
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
75
Nov 26, 2016

This is a true story, and at times a gut-wrenching one, even if it necessarily sugarcoats some aspects of the plight of lost children.

Metacritic review by Kyle Smith
Kyle Smith
New York Post