Slumdog Millionaire ★★½

I like my fairy tales with less overt manipulation and far less exploitation of human tragedy for maximum underdog baiting. I also thought the story framework with each question equaling a tragic flashback to the Slumdog's past quickly wore out its welcome and undercut much of the dramatic urgency of the story; even though Boyle and his editor work overtime to make sure you feel that urgency with every strange cut and aggressive music cue.