All Dev Patel Movies, Ranked by Tomatometer

After being alerted to Dev Patel’s existence by his Skins-watching daughter, director Danny Boyle cast the then 17-year-old actor in 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire. The film, which was originally dropped by Warner Independent after the studio doubted its commercial prospects, would go on to gross over $350 million worldwide, win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and make international stars out of leads Patel and Freida Pinto.

It would be hard to match that kind of explosive feature debut, and for the next several years, only the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel cinematic universe films would come close to that early critical and box office success. But Patel came roaring back with Lion, the true-story drama that would earn him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nom, with the film itself ultimately in the running for Best Picture. The Certified Fresh Hotel Mumbai and Personal History of David Copperfield followed, and now Patel is getting career-best review write-ups for A24’s Arthurian jam, The Green Knight.

Read on to see all Dev Patel movies, ranked by Tomatometer!

Adjusted Score: 11704%
Critics Consensus: The Last Airbender squanders its popular source material with incomprehensible plotting, horrible acting, and detached joyless direction.
Synopsis: A being (Noah Ringer) with the ability to manipulate the four elements joins forces with a waterbender (Nicola Peltz) and... [More]
Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan


Cherry (2012)

Adjusted Score: 14052%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A teenager (Ashley Hinshaw) takes the money she earned for a photo shoot and runs away to San Francisco, where... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Elliott


Chappie (2015)

Adjusted Score: 42518%
Critics Consensus: Chappie boasts more of the big ideas and visual panache that director Neill Blomkamp has become known for -- and, sadly, more of the narrative shortcomings.
Synopsis: A stolen police robot (Sharlto Copley) is given new programming which allows him to feel and think for himself. However,... [More]
Directed By: Neill Blomkamp

Adjusted Score: 46125%
Critics Consensus: The Wedding Guest makes a compelling argument for Dev Patel as an actor worthy of diverse leading roles, even if the movie's less than the sum of its action thriller parts.
Synopsis: Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding - armed with... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom


The Road Within (2014)

Adjusted Score: 45015%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A man with (Robert Sheehan) Tourette's syndrome brings his OCD roommate (Dev Patel) and an anorexic woman (Zoë Kravitz) along... [More]
Directed By: Gren Wells

Adjusted Score: 67765%
Critics Consensus: The Man Who Knew Infinity might be a tad too conventional to truly do its subject justice, but Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons elevate the end result beyond mere biopic formula.
Synopsis: In 1913, brilliant East Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel) travels to Trinity College in England to work with professor... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Brown

Adjusted Score: 73488%
Critics Consensus: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is about as original as its title -- but with a cast this talented and effortlessly charming, that hardly matters.
Synopsis: While Sonny sets his eye on a second property, new arrivals, a lack of space and the demands of a... [More]
Directed By: John Madden


Hotel Mumbai (2018)

Adjusted Score: 87148%
Critics Consensus: Its depiction of real-life horror will strike some as exploitative, but Hotel Mumbai remains a well-made dramatization of tragic events.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Maras

Adjusted Score: 84416%
Critics Consensus: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel isn't groundbreaking storytelling, but it's a sweet story about the senior set featuring a top-notch cast of veteran actors.
Synopsis: British retirees (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy) move to India to live out their golden years and find that... [More]
Directed By: John Madden


Lion (2016)

Adjusted Score: 95788%
Critics Consensus: Lion's undeniably uplifting story and talented cast make it a moving journey that transcends the typical cliches of its genre.
Synopsis: Accidentally separated from his family as a child, Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel) returns to India 25 years later to find... [More]
Directed By: Garth Davis

Adjusted Score: 103809%
Critics Consensus: Visually dazzling and emotionally resonant, Slumdog Millionaire is a film that's both entertaining and powerful.
Synopsis: Flashbacks reveal how a poor youth (Dev Patel) came to be a prize-winning contestant on one of India's most-popular game... [More]
Directed By: Danny Boyle

Adjusted Score: 103842%
Critics Consensus: The Personal History of David Copperfield puts a fresh, funny, and utterly charming spin on Dickens' classic, proving some stories truly are timeless.
Synopsis: The life of David Copperfield is chronicled from his youth into adulthood.... [More]
Directed By: Armando Iannucci


Only Yesterday (1991)

Adjusted Score: 104756%
Critics Consensus: Only Yesterday's long-delayed U.S. debut fills a frustrating gap for American Ghibli fans while offering further proof of the studio's incredibly consistent commitment to quality.
Synopsis: A put-upon 27-year-old Japanese office worker travels to the countryside and reminisces about her childhood in Tokyo and what life... [More]
Directed By: Isao Takahata

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