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This is a movie about the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008, focusing on the events in Taj Palace Hotel.

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Post by thunder » Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:37 am

It looks like it's getting pretty good reviews, but some of them are a little mixed:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/revie ... ew-1141181

https://nowtoronto.com/movies/tiff2018/ ... el-mumbai/
The ensemble cast is excellent, with Patel giving a particularly moving performance. Empathy and emotions certainly run high in this two-hour nail-biter.
https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/hot ... 34.article
...his first feature proves as reliable as the performances at its centre, with solid turns from Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Jason Isaacs certain to help boost the Australian-produced effort following its Toronto premiere. Early 2019 theatrical runs are slated in both the US and Australia.
https://www.thewrap.com/hotel-mumbai-re ... -festival/

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Post by Helen8 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:19 pm

Thanks for posting all of these Hotel Mumbai interviews and reviews, thunder.

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Post by thunder » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:28 am

My pleasure. It's been quiet for so long now, I'll enjoy it while it lasts. :D

Variety is "glass is half empty" as usual: https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/h ... 202933172/

Some other reviews, a bit more positive:
https://www.indiewire.com/2018/09/hotel ... 202002029/
http://collider.com/hotel-mumbai-review ... #tiff-2018

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Post by thunder » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:37 am

And another one. 4/5 stars.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/s ... hony-maras
Jason Isaacs’s sleazy Russian businessman dines nearby.
Sleazy...

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Post by Helen8 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:52 am

Not having watched Hotel, I haven't seen him play "sleazy" yet. Something to look forward to . . . I think.

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Post by Marie » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:41 pm

His character was pretty sleazy in The Last Minute.....

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Post by thunder » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:46 pm

Jason mentioned that he gets beaten up by the terrorists in the movie (I think he talked about it during the press conference). I'm not sure this Russian survives the movie. :shock:

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Post by Marie » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:48 pm

Hmmm - so it might be in the Jason Isaacs - dead again character column!

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Post by thunder » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:27 am

This review was quite informative:
http://www.beat.com.au/arts/hotel-mumba ... ng-tragedy
Jason Isaacs plays an over-the-top Russian sleazeball who transitions from coked up businessman to grounded hero once the attacks begin.
Three stars.

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:48 pm

Thanks, thunder.

Not looking forward to seeing the carnage. But. I do want to see the heroism on the part of the employees. So. I'll only have my eyes closed through half the movie. :bag:

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Post by thunder » Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:10 pm

I watched the Norwegian movie about the terror attacks in 2011. It's filmed in "real time", only showing the perspective of the victims on Utøya. It's a good movie, but horrible to watch. I can imagine this being somewhat the same.

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Post by Helen8 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:37 pm

From Manchester Media Group:

Jason Isaacs stands out in his portrayal of a bitter ex-soldier :wheee :hands :woot


https://mancunion.com/2019/03/08/maniff ... el-mumbai/

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Post by Marie » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:17 pm

Jason always makes a movie better doesn’t he!

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