An astonishing true story that’s treated with an admirably light and artistic touch, rather than an overly dramatic heavy hand. Despite a weaker second half, it is ultimately deeply moving.
The film is moving enough in its own terms but lacks the depth and complexity that might have been expected.
This is the sort of true story that catches you unawares, even if you know (or think you know) where it’s going.
The true story of a foundling Indian boy who locates his mother years later via Google Maps is given the treatment it deserves in this intelligent, heartfelt film.
Robustly made, but very little to gnaw on.
You probably know how Saroo’s quest ended but that doesn’t diminish the film in any way. It is still a stirring tale of loss, love and family.
The true story of Saroo Brierley, lost as a child and reunited with his family 25 years later, is told in Garth Davis’s affecting feature debut.
The result is a remarkable story that feels let down by the telling; a Lion that grabs your attention with a roar, then just curls up on the sofa and slowly falls asleep.
Lion: The extraordinary true story of a boy who took 25 years to find home.
General release. Check local listings for show times.