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The Reluctant Fundamentalist

R| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
In New York, a Pakistani native (Riz Ahmed) finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Cast: Riz Ahmed , Liev Schreiber , Kate Hudson , Kiefer Sutherland , Om Puri , Shabana Azmi , Haluk Bilginer , Martin Donovan

Director: Mira Nair

Genres: Drama

Distributor: IFC Films

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

Release Date: April 26th, 2013|2 hr. 8 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • The movie's failures are all the more unfortunate because they detract from its central and conspicuous success, the performance of Riz Ahmed in the title role. Mr. Ahmed turns the quicksilver quality of the book's internal monologue into a tour de force of his own creation. He's a bright star in a dim constellation. show more

  • Despite the charismatic efforts of the British actor Ahmed, The Reluctant Fundamentalist gets bogged down in proselytizing and plot. show more

  • Though Nair leaves us guessing as to Changez’s motivations, she also uses a pretty heavy hand in laying out the movie’s themes. The changes between the novel and the screenplay are equally unsubtle, especially in regards to the ill-conceived romance. show more

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  • October 02, 2013 ks00000000166739
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    Very good movie. Another side of what happened on 9/11

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