Salaam Bombay! (re-release)

Salaam Bombay! (re-release) Image
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Re-release of the 1988 film about life on the streets of Bombay.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 90
    The real star of this film is the crowded, neon-lit byways of the city itself.
  2. 80
    The film is unsparingly gritty, but with a woman's tenderness it also grants the characters an occasional moment of grace.
  3. The story sometimes seems hesitant to confront the most harrowing implications of the harsh realities it portrays. But it benefits greatly from Syed's close-to-the-bone performance as the boy.
  4. 60
    Director Mira Nair indulges in some melodramatic explorations, however, dangerously verging on a romanticized Oriental tearjerker mood.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 11, 2011
    10
    It's reality, that is the key element in the film, making it an excellent film. It doesn't posess any Bollywood "flavor" but it contains anIt's reality, that is the key element in the film, making it an excellent film. It doesn't posess any Bollywood "flavor" but it contains an amazing story. Expand

See all 3 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: August 2016

    DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: August 2016 Image
    Published: July 28, 2016
    Find a complete guide to TV and movie titles heading to Blu-ray and DVD throughout the month of August, including The Nice Guys, Keanu, The Jungle Book, The Lobster, Weiner, and more.
  2. What Movie Should I See This Weekend?

    What Movie Should I See This Weekend? Image
    Published: July 27, 2016
    Preview all of this weekend's new theatrical releases (including Jason Bourne, Nerve, Bad Moms, Indignation, and more), with Metascores and trailers for each new film.
  3. 23 Buddy Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best

    23 Buddy Movies, Ranked From Worst to Best Image
    Published: July 25, 2016
    We rank some of cinema's most notable buddy films by Metascore.
  4. What to Watch Now on Netflix

    What to Watch Now on Netflix Image
    Published: July 25, 2016
    Get a list of the best movie and TV titles recently added (and coming soon) to Netflix streaming, updated frequently. You can also find a list of titles expiring soon.