Hotel Mumbai (2018) - Drama, History, Thriller

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The true story of the Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai. Hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families.

IMDB: 7.8
Director: Anthony Maras
Stars: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer
Length: 123 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 120 found boring (6.66%)

One-line Reviews (90)

I was on the edge of my seat during the whole movie.

Not sure why some people found this movie Boring, it's a very intense, realistic and gritty film to watch.

It's both fascinating and disturbing how such a young group of people could be driven to such a mindless excursion of unbridled rage and savage violence.

The movie is too slow paced, nothing really happens till halfway through.

Screen play is just gripping and keep you glue to the seat.

Indeed, this movie transcends being a drama and manages to be thrilling.

It has some slow parts as some really intense parts.

My adrenaline pumped for throughout the movie!

One of the most intense horrifiying Movies Ever .

Leaves you on the edge of your seat the whole 2hrs of the movie.

They sneak about in fear and confusion, and when caught by the frighteningly well supplied murderers, they are either killed outright or herded about passively at gunpoint.

When the terrorists strike Mumbai and then the Taj Hotel, the movie moves into high gear and you're on a fast-moving amusement park ride which you cannot get off.

The film uses a fair amount of dramatic license to keep events thrilling and sometimes it seems to paint a real-life event in very broad action strokes.

(I know, it truly happened so no script flaw) some airforce team from another country could have been there in a few hours!!!

Gripping recount of events .

Intense, Scary, Realistic .

It's a challenging watch that succeeds at gripping its audience until the very end.

Weather its grief, anger, confusion, or uncomfortably; the film draws you in from the very beginning.

The movie dragged on a bit longer than it should.

Suspenseful and involving from start to finish, it also is a tribute to the selfless heroics of the employees of the great hotel.

It gets suspenseful and it does not stop from there.

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.

Boring and dull .

But besides the main characters being uninteresting, I've never seen a more stupid bunch!

It is so effective your heart will shatter, your mind will wonder and your soul will be on the edge of your seat.

If you are sensitive to this kind of action, the movie is way more of a thrilling ride.

If you wanna waste your time,see this movie!.

Gripping recounting of the Mumbai terror attacks and in the Taj Hotel .

Nice actors, thrilling.

Wonderfully intense film.

Endlessly intense, emotionally charged, and meticulously crafted, Hotel Mumbai is one of the best films of 2019 so far.

But, this movie does manage more than drama - it manages to make you care for the characters and is indeed thrilling to watch.

However, the film's perpetual forward momentum means that the violence slowly becomes desensitising and at times teeters on the edge of exploitative Hollywood action territory.

Not sure if he was just tired, or the movie was boring him to tears.

Very intense movie.

I wasted my time in watching a cliche movie that is so boring and is a remake of other films.

So very tense & gripping.

I was on the edge of my seat for the whole 2 hours.

Anyway, this movie was super intense from the beginning and didn't let up.

Intense film .

It is a gripping story that avoids all the usual cliches in the terrorist/hostage drama.

Intense story based on 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

I think the movie is an excellent, realistic, dramatized depiction of the events and is definitely worth watching!

Worth watching.

Super slow paced and boring.

Intense film, brings the horror of the modern world to the screen, especially seeing this just after the New Zealand massacre.


A Gripping Tale!!.

Intense .

The best performance and most compelling character is definetely played by Dev Patel and he saves the movie for what it is.

"Hotel Mumbai " was a very gripping,tense and realistic movie with excellent performances by everyone.

The movie was good overall and worth watching.

Very intense.

A boring Indian Movie.

Suspenseful and intense thriller.

Contrary to negative reviews, I didn't encounter any tedious, slow points in the movie.

The film does a great job in having an intense and fast paced direction.

There was a gentleman sitting in front of me and he kept yawning the entire time.

A truly compelling experience, like as if you are part of what is going on.

Emotional, thrilling and a reminder of the terrible events .

But otherwise very intense and well played.

Its intense and a must see.


So Intense !.

It's not Hollywood style mega explosive type of bombing, but rather subtle style of intensive atmosphere.

I read a bunch of the reviews claiming the movie was boring and it almost made me not want to see it.


The film overall makes you skirm and feel uncomfortable in your seat, unpredictable .

The movie focuses on these characters mainly but they are bland and you don't feel for them.

The action and violence was REALLY intense and the movie's strongest pointMy chief complaint is that Mumbai was depicted from the point of view of a Westerner who, despite making overall a great film, also thought to stir up the conventional views of the city by a Western audience which primarily involves visualizing the city as still clinging on to the colonial times with a stark contrast between poverty and the uber rich, with no middle class involved.

Intense, Powerful, Heartbreaking .

The film is gripping and depicts realistically the gruesome events of the terrible attack on Mumbai by islamic terrorists in 2008.

Too Real To Be Entertaining .

Intense, scary, will leave you feeling shaken.

As a moviegoer from last night, I can definitely tell everyone that HOTEL MUMBAI had me sitting on the edge of my seat.

I thought this was a very suspenseful and great true story film.

Incredibly Suspenseful .

Very well made worth watching .

Hotel Mumbai is a suspenseful thriller that adapts the true events of the Mumbai attack in 2008 and the people in the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Realistic and slow paced .

An intense, unrelenting look at this cowardly act of pure evil and the selfless heroism of those who tried to help .

Breathtaking .

While these formulaic victims are unavoidable in any disaster film, the filmmakers create tension by cutting between the terrorists randomly and coldly dispatching anyone in sight and the besieged hotel denizens.

The direction is intense and suspenseful.

That was really intense!.

When an intense scene with the terrorists going room to room and she is trying to hide in the closet with the baby.

It's intense, shocking, and emotional.

Very exciting, highly dramatic performances and thrilling depiction of the horrors of terrorism.

The movie is a bit cliche yet compelling with realistic touch, some of the scenes are tragically beautiful like the same staircase they swirling up to find shelter is the Same one They are trying to escape from for survival .

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.