• The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013)

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Release Date: April 26th, 2013

DVD Release Date: August 27th, 2013

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

Production Co: Cine Mosaic, The Mirabai Films, Doha Film Institute

Keywords: Transformation, Underdog, Emotional, Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times

    Deliberately ambiguous, The Reluctant Fundamentalist provides just enough answers while leaving us with more than enough questions. It's a film that demands discussion afterward. show more

  • 75
    Ella TaylorNPR

    Nair likes to have fun even when her material is somber, and for this movie she deploys a rich palette and a multi-culti but mostly kitsch-free score that fuses old and new with a lovely Sufi devotional piece, and is peppered with Pakistani pop. show more

  • 60
    Stephanie ZacharekFilm.com

    Although The Reluctant Fundamentalist raises some complicated questions, in the end, it doesn’t challenge that much. show more

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