Directed by: Anthony Maras
: John Collee, Anthony Maras
Starring by: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi
Genres: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, India
A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, "Homeland") is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.
Reviewed bykosmaspVote: 9/10
Not the movie, but what actually happened and what is being shown here. Maybe you don't like movies based on real events, but this really keeps it ... well real. The movie is quite exhilareting and quite draining to watch. Not easy and most definitely not for the faint of hearted.
Why certain things happen is tough to answer and the movie is not going into much detail about the culprits. It concentrates more on the "victims". What a powerhouse performance by the way for our main character. Tough but quite essential if you like dramas
Reviewed byMrDHWongVote: 9/10
Hotel Mumbai is a crime thriller film based on the Mumbai terrorist attacks of 2008. Starring Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, and Jason Isaacs, it is an intense, unrelenting look at this cowardly act of pure evil and the selfless heroism of those who tried to help.
In late November 2008, a group of ten terrorists arrive in Mumbai, India by a small boat. Upon splitting up, the terrorists travel to various locations around the populated city to massacre as many innocent people as they can. After taking out several civilians in smaller locations, the surviving members of the group meet up at the luxurious Taj Mahal Palace Hotel to finish their act of terror. While they shoot their way through the hallways, the hotel's staff put their lives in the line of fire in an attempt to save as many guests as possible.
As unflinching as it is jarring, Hotel Mumbai is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that successfully showcases the heroism of the titular hotel's brave staff members in an earnest, collected manner. Despite the film's two hour runtime, not once is it ever boring thanks to the creative direction of Anthony Maras, who puts his audience right at the forefront of the conflict. The film's violence, while not too graphic, is extremely intense as no one is spared from the terrorist's gunfire, not even small children or the elderly. If one can stomach enough of the bloodshed to appreciate this otherwise well-made movie, then it is certainly worth at least one viewing. However, being that this is not for the faint of heart, viewer discretion is strongly advised
I rate it 8.5/10
Reviewed byUser_reviewVote: 9/10
The acting and directing is good, tension is there from the first till the last minute. Great way to keep the memory of such a tragic days and pay respect to the victims, but also spread the story across the world. Please keep in mind that this movie will leave your mind and body in a terrible state, reminding you of the worst possible human side there is, and that will be again shown who knows where.