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: 19 out of 207 found boring (9.17%)

One-line Reviews (150)

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

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.

But boring?

Breathtaking .

Entire film quite intense, the killing almost bloody enough!

The direction is intense and suspenseful.

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

My adrenaline pumped for throughout the movie!

Intense, Suspensful, Action all the way.

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

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

The movie dragged on a bit longer than it should.

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

Intense .

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

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

Nice actors, thrilling.

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

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

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

It gets suspenseful and it does not stop from there.

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.

Riveting and real.

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

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.

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.

Intense & Heart-pounding Action .

This movies is gripping from start to finish.

Most are calling it boring...

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.

Intense, Powerful, Heartbreaking .

Intense story based on 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

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

It suspenseful, thrilling and jaw droppingly brilliant!

Intense film .

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.

Very intense movie.

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

A boring Indian Movie.

Emotional, thrilling and a reminder of the terrible events .

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.

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.

Very intense.

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

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

So Intense !.

Hotel Mumbai keeps you on the edge of your 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.

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

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

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

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

Over-rated,boring with too much VIOLENCE!.


Wow very intense and very full on movie.

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.

Gripping recount of events .

I like Hollywood's intense sex politics even less.

Brutal, intense and entertaining!

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Realistic and slow paced .

Over dramatized yet intriguing .

Too Real To Be Entertaining .

So very tense & gripping.

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

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

Incredibly Suspenseful .

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

Powerful and gripping from start to finish .

But otherwise very intense and well played.

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

Riveting - An amazing movie .

One of the most intense horrifiying Movies Ever .

Captivating, engrossing, and brutal...

Boring and dull .

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

Super slow paced and boring.

It has some slow parts as some really intense parts.

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

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

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

" 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.

The movie was good overall and worth watching.

Wonderfully intense film.

Intense .

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

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

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.

That was really intense!.

It's well made but very slow in the beginning.


Intense, scary, will leave you feeling shaken.

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.

Stunning .

Intense, Scary, Realistic .

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.

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

A bunch of idiots will say that this is boring.

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 .

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.

Worth watching.

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

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

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

Suspenseful and intense thriller.

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

A Gripping Tale!!.

A real intense film .

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

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

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

It's intense, shocking, and emotional.

The film was captivating and unpredictable.

Boring .

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tense and taut, Hotel Mumbai is a gripping thriller .

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.

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

Very well made worth watching .

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

So deeply intense.

This movie was really boring and overall dramatic.

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

So boring!

On the other hand some cheesy scenes and propaganda in some scenes.

As Intense & Thrilling As It Is Misguided & Exploitative .

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

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

Gripping from the outset.

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.

Its intense and a must see.

"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.

I highly recommend it!