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: 7.6
Director: Anthony Maras
Stars: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer
Length: 123 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 24 out of 361 found boring (6.64%)

One-line Reviews (226)

Boring .

Its weirder, more intense and ultimately better than those.

Intense, Scary, Realistic .

Innumerable close calls and riveting moments of tension make this movie the easiest watch I've had this year.

It's a gripping, hauntingly unnerving and emotionally draining watch.

But his inexperience is also why the graphic violence seems excessive & repetitive as if existing only for shock value, in addition to his struggle with what characters to keep at the forefront, for so many of them & their subplots were unnecessary.

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

GRIPPING from start to finish!.

As the screenplay progresses, it gets very very intriguing with the ways the characters are all settling down.

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

This is a movie that is very hard to watch, but it is worth watching.

Have to say there is a pretty irritating baby in this film and thats the only criticism I can think of, it is an outstanding film with outstanding actors, captures the intensity of terror attacks and the empty promises of those guiding the terrorists, as well as the fear of those captive.

- This movie is rated R for a reason, it is very intense and very graphic.

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.

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

He seems to make a nasty habit of taking stupid, pointless roles that don't help his career and it's baffling.

Gripping true story .

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

Gripping recount of events .

Such a thrilling and emotional movie.

I waited what seemed quite along time for this film to finally come out and now it's here I finally watched an intense film.

So very tense & gripping.

Very slow .


Some even claim it is boring.

A Gripping Tale!!.

Well worth watching.

Very intense movie.

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

this movie is mind blowing it just makes grip from the very first seen and give goosebumps till the end .

Such a suspenseful film, I was at the edge of my seat the whole time.

This film might be long (2hrs) but you can't feel like it's too long due to the intense plot!

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.

Gripping story.

Too much violence and the boring story as well as poor acting by amateur actors made me depressed.

Wow very intense and very full on movie.

Boring .

Gripping from the outset.

Intense and thrilling.

Worth watching.

Riveting - An amazing movie .

But the movie kept me on the edge even though I knew about this attack and saw many reportage about it.

From the beginning to the end I was on the edge of my seat!

You may waste your time if you want to watch a bunch of terrorist shooting on people, heroic men doing heroic things, women crying and everyone just being stupid.

It feels wrong to say I enjoyed it.

The film was captivating and unpredictable.

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

I found this to be quite a compelling watch.

Intense, well made, never boring.

The acting is stunning.

The failure of Indian intelligence agencies and the slow response of the counter terrorism forces who were stationed in Delhi.

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

The blind faith is mind blowing!

One of the most intense horrifiying Movies Ever .

It suspenseful, thrilling and jaw droppingly brilliant!

It's intense, shocking, and emotional.

Hotel Mumbai keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Well worth watching.

Incredibly Suspenseful .

Its intense and a must see.

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

Highly gripping and a tense watch.

A gripping movie of true events .

Intense film .

Intense, scary, will leave you feeling shaken.

Over dramatized yet intriguing .

We just watched Hotel Mumbai, and were on the edge of our seats for the entire two hours.

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 .

Absolutely stunning.

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

Intense & Horrific .

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

So Intense !.

"Hotel Mumbai" is intense and unsettling.

By far the worst movie I´v seen this year.

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

Intense, entertaining and refreshing .

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.

Jason Isaacs playing a Russian was odd and the couple (Boniadi and Hammer) and their nanny were cliche, hard to believe in and ultimately you may struggle to care for them.

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.

But otherwise very intense and well played.

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.

"Hotel Mumbai" is a definate must see for this has been one the most intense movies I've seen in the last few years and I've seen a lot.

Intense & Heart-pounding Action .

As Intense & Thrilling As It Is Misguided & Exploitative .

I like Hollywood's intense sex politics even less.

So boring!

Hotel Mumbai is a tense and excruciating emotional ride soon enough as the slow start is soon forgotten.

Hotel Mumbai, based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai, is more or less a true story, with a gripping and gut-wrenching - at times, almost too gripping - screenplay by director Anthony Maras and John Collee, which leaves you stunned and traumatized.

Suspenseful and intense thriller.

" Indeed, the focus of this intense experience was on the ordinary people who performed extraordinary acts in response to the horrific act of terrorism in Mumbai, India on November 26, 2008.

Unfortunately really entertaining .

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

Hotel Mumbai - The dastardly terror attack on the heritage property of Taj Hotel finds a sombre, balanced yet gripping narrative through Anthony Maras' direction of Hotel Mumbai.

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

Powerful, gripping entertainment.

That was really intense!.

Two hours of gripping action, leaving you shaken to the core.

This film is anything but boring, it demands your interest from the opening scene and certainly doesn't let go, not sure why people are rating this as boring or rating it low at all, not sure what their agenda is, but pretty sure I know what their political stance is.

Fantastically gripping and harrowing film .

Kept me on the edge of my seat.

The movie dragged on a bit longer than it should.

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

Long, boring and baseless.

Not a perfect film but entertaining, fast paced and on spot.

I really enjoyed it and have now spent several hours researching the Terrible events of Nov 26th 2008.

There are a few nail biting scenes, and some unexpected situations that were detangled very cleverly by the writer.

A moving finale is the perfect conclusion to this stunning thriller.

As intense & thrilling as it is misguided & exploitative, Hotel Mumbai dramatises the events of 2008 Mumbai terror attack that crippled India's financial capital & left over hundreds of people dead in its wake before culminating at the famous Taj Mahal Palace Hotel after a 4-day siege.

Intense, Suspensful, Action all the way.

I swear it is was the most thrilling and captivating movie we have seen in years!

The direction is intense and suspenseful.

Thrilling, heroic, and important .

What happens next during the film is unpredictable and you don't know who's gonna be the next target.

A true story acted and directed to a high standard with characters you care for we both found this film very exciting and recommend this movie, the imbd high scoring is also correct in my opinion.

There are plenty of other astute and exciting movies about actual terrorism.

At time, it feels like this movie is sponsored by Taj Group because the movie takes more time glorifying Taj that actually telling the story in a compelling manner.

Gripping .

I highly recommend it!

The film has its faults, a crying baby scene is a straight out cliché and Armie hammer's character is just a bit too much of the American hero.

Brutal, intense and entertaining!

Hotel Mumbai got me an intense stress from the very beginning.

Boring and dull .

I found a couple of moments where it was difficult to watch, but this was due to being totally immersed into the movie.

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.

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

Intense and sad

It has some slow parts as some really intense parts.


Riveting and real.

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 cat and mouse throughout and gripping in its intensity.

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

Dev Patel is amazing as always and the film is INTENSE.

Despite the well-known story, it was very exciting.

Gripping throughout, leaving me wanting to know more about the real events.

Typical, formulaic Hollywood revisionism .

Nice actors, thrilling.

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

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

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.

Too Real To Be Entertaining .

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

Sooo Intense .

compelling telling .

Good biopic, excellent casting/acting, but the dragged out/unnecessary scenes with the 125 min length made this film feel like 3 hours long.

The main characters are reasonably nuanced (and humanized) at all times which make the proceedings compelling.

Intense story based on 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

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

Very long and boring.

One of the most intense movie recently, screaming since the moment the terrorists step in the hotel and really cannot breath.

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

it keeps you on the edge even though there are a few scenes that are not believable like innocent people going around the hotel without being notticed by the terrorists.

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 is intense, gripping, saddening and heartwarming and a commendable attempt to convey the horror of the attacks and suffering of the victims.

The visual effects and music are fascinating.

watched it to the very end and enjoyed it to the max ...

Story was so gripping that I couldn't take my eyes off the screen for even a single moment.

But boring?

Definitely the most intense movie I have seen in a very long time!

A boring Indian Movie.

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.

Very intense.

Super slow paced and boring.

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

One of the most suspenseful movies you will ever see .

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

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

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

Despite the despicable actions of the terrorist and slow reactions of the police gun squad, the whole film was a drama and was well directed and produced.

What makes 'Hotel Mumbai' an engaging watch is the way (debut) director Anthony Maras has treated the rather sensitive subject - a real-life act of terrorism that sent shockwaves across the city of Mumbai a little over a decade ago.

Entire film quite intense, the killing almost bloody enough!

Arjun is the perfect compelling heroic character.

It's a very compelling movie.

How this can be boring?

Wonderfully intense film.

Intense stress .

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

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


Intense .

Intens, horrific and raw movie that wil keep you on the edge of your seat.

So deeply intense.

Captivating, engrossing, and brutal...

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

Over-rated,boring with too much VIOLENCE!.

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.

Worth watching good movie.

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

A slow and boring film, pointless and long, I've heard from a friend that this was a good movie so I decided to give it a try, I found this film very boring

Very well made worth watching .

It gets suspenseful and it does not stop from there.

My adrenaline pumped for throughout the movie!

Intense .

Emotional, thrilling and a reminder of the terrible events .

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

As far as the intense is concerned it was done so well, made me understand what happened that day in 2008

Intense, Powerful, Heartbreaking .

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

Don't waste your time

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

Seriously you will be bored a lot, help yourself and better read about this in Wikipedia.

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

It's a fairly intense ride, and it has some very brutal moments of violence, so I urge caution if you're a squeamish person.

Stunning .

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

Powerful and gripping from start to finish .

The presentation of Breathtaking sequences, explosion, gun fires, blass is done in proper manners.

Tense and taut, Hotel Mumbai is a gripping thriller .

The feelings attached with the movie were strong and intense, great acting too.

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

Breathtaking .

The movie was good overall and worth watching.

Flawed narrative but compelling from start to finish, with an array of well-written characters!

This movie keeps you on the edge of your seat as you worry for those trapped in these terrorist attacks.

A real intense film .

Very intense .

Incredibly suspenseful movies you will ever see.

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

Realistic and slow paced .

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.

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

A bunch of idiots will say that this is boring.

This movies is gripping from start to finish.

This movie is simply too long, with boring clichés and too much violence being showed.