Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai

Hotel Mumbai

Golden Globe winner Dev Patel (Lion) and Globe nominee Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name) star in this drama based on the documentary Surviving Mumbai, which covered the 2008 Mumbai hotel bombing.

"The film focuses on the events that transpired at the opulent Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, targeted by Lashkar-e-Taiba militants as an emblem of Indian prosperity and modernity. The city erupts, and explosions render much of the hotel a death trap. Gunmen — uneducated, impoverished young men led by charismatic extremists — begin hunting down staff and clients. People in the thick of the maelstrom, people from a wide range of class, culture, and creed must find a way to organise and mobilise in the face of constant peril." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2018Rating: MA15+, Strong themes and violence125 minsAustralia
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical

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Hotel Mumbai / Reviews

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

An intense, documentary-style drama based on the 2008 terrorist attacks on India, Hotel Mumbai is a well-crafted film that's hard to watch for two reasons—one intentional, the other unfortunate. I don't think anyone will deny just how impactful Australian director Anthony Maras's work is. He's effectively constructed dread-filled sequences that are punctuated with visceral moments of horror.

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Flicks, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Flicks, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

The political thriller Hotel Mumbai is one of the most highly anticipated Australian films of the year. Critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas brings you this review after attending one of the first screenings of it in the world, at the Toronto International Film Festival. 

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Variety

Variety

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

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

The imagery is intense, brutal and disturbing. Volker Bertelmann's percussive heavy score is powerful, adding effectively to the build up of tension and fear.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

Lurking below the movie is an unsavoury irony: the killers and the filmmakers picked the hotel for the same reasons.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Hotel Mumbai is an excellent, white-knuckle thriller - and an unlikely crowd-pleaser.

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Stuff

Stuff

Filled with memorable moments, colourful characters and disquieting drama, Hotel Mumbai is an evocative cinematic experience well worth checking out.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Maras largely sticks to the dramatisation playbook, but does so in an effective, affecting and empathetic fashion.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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