I accidentally wound up with Slumdog Millionaire because it wove its way up to the top of my Netflix queue when I wasn't paying attention. I put it on the queue because it's one of those films everyone says is good but which I don't think I'll like, and I was right - I didn't think it was very good. The performance of Anil Kapoor as the show host was a standout, however, so at least there was one bright spot.
This type of movie is hard to rate in Netflix as their system goes from 3 stars (liked it) to 2 stars (didn't like it). I think it's 3 stars but more like Manipulative-feel-good-pabulum-yet-not-entirely-lousy-just-not-to-my-taste. I suppose I should rate entirely subjectively or there's no point, but I still wouldn't give it 2 stars - more like a "meh."
posted by - 4:53 PM
i was lucky to see Slumdog when it was an unheard of sleeper. that makes a big difference for me...and in that case, it was a stunning surprise. now after all the discussion and dissection, i probably would not like it either. people who later saw it with any kind of expectation seemed generally to be disappointed.