Hotel Mumbai

audience Reviews

, 86% Audience Score
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Hotel Mumbai is a 2018 action thriller film directed by Anthony Maras 🏨 It's very good! 😀 I'd recommend it 👍🏼 This is far more violent than I was expecting and some scenes are different to watch. NOVEMBER 26, 2008… TERROR STRUCK THE HEART OF INDIA.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    We need to be conscious of the world we live in and the film only showed what really happened. I couldn't help thinking again and again of the Paris attacks in 2015
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Exceptional dramatization of a tragic crime against humanity. Do not watch if you are easily upset - not gory or blood splutteringly silly but, extremely realistic in terms of the true horror of the event. Good that the film makers took on multiple perspectives. I'd wanted to watch this since it first came out at the theaters. Was not disappointed but, please beware - what happened over those few days was very upsetting and the movie truly conveys this to the audience.
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    An unimpressive dramatic presentation of the real events.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Hotel Mumbai will absolutely leave a deep scare in your memory, it's a massacre of fear. 1 thing I don't get it, how the gunmen wandering around few streets & hotel for such a long period without any domestic defence countermeasure? Interested to how how true to reality the story was. Most populated city in India lack of own special CT force, really? They not even that pro, just thugs...
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Very tense, well directed film with Dev Patel doing a wonderful turn as a waiter trying his best to keep people safe. It seems some find the action and bloody scenes gratuitous. They are wrong. We need to see the length to which religious zealots will go to destroying any semblance of compassion. Religion is poison.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    The movie was reasonably well done. I like Dev Patel. He usually makes good choices of roles to play and films with which he associates. I think I'm just weary of the ugliness of terrorism – it's causes and effects. So while I appreciated the film, I can't say I was ‘entertained' … it just made me sad.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    There are a lot of Islamofacism apologists out there with @NPR and @azcentral being the most egregious examples. Watch this movie. Watch what they don't want the general public to know about. Five stars all the way.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Brilliant movie. You'd had to have followed the story or had a personal connection to appreciate it. I don't get these harsh comments about a situation in which terrorists massacred so many people. Oh, and some of them there "top critics" have an issue with heroism? How ridiculous. The characters were well played. But for Armie Hammer to be on the cover he didn't do very much. His role was significant, but he was hardly in it. Patel and Kher nailed it. I'm glad they DID show how reckless and mindless people can be. Why would the news announce the escape plan? Then there's always that one person to put everyone else at risk. And, never heard of a pacifier? Now, that part was dumb.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    It's rare that I invoke the name Paul Greengrass this early in a review and yet remain perfectly happy that he wasn't involved in it. Greengrass is the master at tackling horrifying real life acts on film (United 93 [2006], Captain Phillips [2013] and 22 July [2018] to names but a few). However, step forward Anthony Maras. To tackle something as heavy and horrific as the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks in your debut feature is bold; to produce something as heard hitting and excellent as this is simply remarkable. Maras' film does briefly at the beginning take in the wider scope of the attacks but for almost all of its two hour run time focuses solely on the siege at the Hotel Mumbai, concentrating on a few select guests and hotel staff members, most notably Dev Patel and Armie Hammer. Patel, from his roots as a laughable teenager in Skins, has turned into a true star, and his range is remarkable. It's not an easy skill to pull off both comedy and such serious subject matter; Patel has been managing it almost on a yearly basis now with roles as varying as something like The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) and this years The Green Knight (which we await with baited breath). Hotel Mumbai should also be praised for its portrayal of the terrorists; like the Somalian pirates in Greengrass' Captain Philips we are given some inroads into the characters; however hateful and appalling their actions might be, we understand that that they are completely brainwashed. It doesn't make any of their extreme actions more palatable of course, and Maras rightly and impressively doesn't let the audience off the hook when it comes to the shocking violence. It's a breathless film, but this is no Greengrass thriller; Maras has made this and put his own stamp on the film making itself, and this is an astonishing debut feature. I eagerly await his follow up.