Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

Director: Mira Nair. Cast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri. 130 min. Rated R. USA/UK/Qatar. Drama/Thriller.

Not a great fan of Mira Nair's works. She makes a decent effort to picture the plight of US immigrants, but I'm not sure whether she addresses Americans in her films, or the immigrants? (The latter may sympathize; the former may not even care.) Here, with a talented actor in the lead, she makes an extremely compelling case of why a genius foreigner trained in America's most prestigious schools, may eventually join the ranks of terrorists - and that's not just because of a strip-search at the airport. Sad that we're distracted by an obligatory Hollywood standoff at the end.

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