• The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

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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

Ratings & Reviews

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

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

  • 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

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