The White Tiger Reviews

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April 1, 2021
A fascinating story starring a hero that struggles to stay on the right side of likeable, but who is all the more compelling because of this.
March 31, 2021
The White Tiger is a film that can't decide between being a farce, a comedy, or a melodrama. [Full review in Spanish]
March 27, 2021
...what redeems The White Tiger is its ultimate refusal to redeem its protagonist.
March 12, 2021
A hundred castes and a thousand Gods boil down to two paths, the full belly and the empty one. How many have the courage to make the choice?
March 10, 2021
The White Tiger is a sleek and exhilarating production, but what makes it work is Balram's grubby, conflicted humanity.
February 28, 2021
Any hope or salvation The White Tiger offers is laced with a drop of arsenic, and there are certainly no Bollywood dance numbers to lift your spirits.
February 27, 2021
A scathing, cynical crime saga set in contemporary India
February 19, 2021
A ferocious, compelling and entertaining film with something sharp and accurate to say, and an engaging way of conveying its central perspective.
February 17, 2021
This slick looking Netflix production gives [Bahrani] his biggest canvas yet resting on the shoulders of Gourav's impressively wound performance.
February 15, 2021
You could draw a direct through-line from old Hollywood gangster movies to this one.
February 14, 2021
Yes, the film could be tighter, but expect to become invested in Balram even as you sometimes don't like him.
February 14, 2021
The White Tiger is assembled with intelligence, humor and horror.
February 11, 2021
The pace is fast, the voiceover engaging and some of the performances so realistic it feels like you could be watching a documentary.
February 9, 2021
...it gives an interesting glimpse into a side of contemporary India we rarely get to see, not the tourist India but a village...
February 7, 2021
When watching Balram's struggles, I felt bad for him but I couldn't empathize with him because of the dialogue. It was very clunky and made it hard to enjoy aspects of the film, especially the emotion.
February 7, 2021
I almost wished writer-director Bahrani had added an extra hour and turned his film into an epic Godfather-like saga
February 6, 2021
Through [a] climactic nod to Naipaul's merciless depiction of underdeveloped India, no matter how many fortunate individuals might escape it, Bahrani's The White Tiger subverts the standard-issue poverty porno...
February 5, 2021
The White Tiger is a kinetic excursion into darkness with Balram as our charismatic guide.
February 4, 2021
The White Tiger is a reminder that the world is filled with men like Balram -- brilliant, exploited and ripe to be seduced by the gospel of greed.
February 4, 2021
Bahrani makes no compromises - while he goes to unsettling places, his narrative control makes us believe these characters' journeys.
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