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The Tiger Hunter (2017)

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A timely and topical comedy that captures a young immigrant's pursuit of success, love and the American dream with humor and heart, The Tiger Hunter is directed by Khan and written by Sameer Gardezi (Modern Family) and Khan. The film stars Danny Pudi (Community, Powerless), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), Rizwan Manji (The Wolf of Wall Street, Outsourced), Karen David (Once Upon a Time, Galavant), Sam Page (House of Cards, Mad Men), Iqbal Theba (Glee, Seinfeld), Parvesh Cheena (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Outsourced) with Michael McMillian (Silicon Valley, True Blood) and Kevin Pollak (The Unusual Suspects, A Few Good Men). Produced by Megha Kadakia, Lena Khan and Nazia Khan, The Tiger Hunter is a charming comedy bolstered by vibrant storytelling and an endearing comic spirit.

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Danny Pudi
as Sami Malik
Jon Heder
as Alex Womack
Rizwan Manji
as Babu Rahman
Karen David
as Ruby Iqbal
Sam Page
as Kenneth Porter
Iqbal Theba
as General Iqbal
Kevin Pollak
as Frank Womack
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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

As a feel good dramatic comedy, The Tiger Hunter hits most of the right notes while only sounding a few sour ones.

September 22, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

There's enough good-naturedness and cultural specificity here, alongside a slight deviation from the usual immigrant narratives, to render it a dollop of sweetness and novelty that goes down easy.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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There has been no shortage of films tracking the immigrant pursuit of the American dream, but few have been as laugh-out-loud delightful as "The Tiger Hunter," a sparkling first feature by Lena Khan.

September 21, 2017 | Full Review…

An encouraging look at the American Dream, at a time when it too often seems like a nightmare.

September 21, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

"The Tiger Hunter" might balk at the harsher details of immigrant life, but it has a generosity of spirit that lifts everyone up.

September 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Immigrant stories certainly don't demand tragedy to be legitimate, but The Tiger Hunter, with its pastiche of fish-out-of-water comedy and pointy collared shirts, ultimately feels weightless.

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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