The White Tiger Reviews

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January 23, 2021
We don't need to warm to the characters to be enthralled by this compulsively watchable class parable.
January 23, 2021
Through this unique figure, and through this highly specific portrait of one country, The White Tiger achieves a kind of universality.
January 23, 2021
Balram has become a hell of an entrepreneur, but the movie itself can't quite close the deal.
January 23, 2021
The White Tiger is a bitter indictment of caste-system rigidity embedded within a Scarface-like, rags-to-riches story...
January 23, 2021
The White Tiger has an icy-cool, slick visual style and an unsubtle but effective running commentary about social warfare.
January 23, 2021
For its letdowns, The White Tiger offers its writer-director an encouragingly big canvas, which is heartening for an artist whose early work managed to take an inch and run a mile, proving all the more evocative for being so streetwise and constrained.
January 22, 2021
The lively narration and rollicking pace make for favourable comparisons to Scorsese's Goodfellas.
January 22, 2021
It's the same get-out-of-our-way attitude that makes "The White Tiger" so memorable.
January 22, 2021
A terrifically cynical yet sanguine tale of bootstrapping.... What makes this contemptuous tale glorious is that Bahrani's stinging social commentary has exuberance even during its darker moments.
January 22, 2021
Unpredictability pulls this perceptive film over the rough spots. The element of surprise is a definite asset.
January 22, 2021
The final act isn't quite equal to the build-up, but by then, The White Tiger has already pretty well sunk its teeth into you, making the investment in understanding Balram's fate feel like two hours well spent.
January 22, 2021
It's an old form, the arc of a young protagonist scrappily building a life for themselves, episode by episode. But Bahrani gives it a vivid refresh, avoiding the cheap sentiment and blinkered uplift that often plagues modern tales like this.
January 22, 2021
Priyanka Chopra-Jonas lends her beauty and star power to Ramin Bahrani's unwieldy but enthralling screen adaptation of Aravind Adiga's bestselling novel about the haves and have-nots in modern India.
January 22, 2021
A blistering satire of global capitalism and India's caste system.
January 22, 2021
Watching Gourav pull off such a balancing act is the best reason to see "The White Tiger."
January 22, 2021
The White Tiger is an altogether extraordinary film,representing a perfect marriage between a gifted filmmaker and an incendiary novel.
January 22, 2021
I watched it once and thought: I could easily watch that again. So I did. Unheard of. And one last thing I want you to know: Bahrani may be a genius.
January 21, 2021
The real find here is Gourav, who gives a pressure-cooker turn as Balram, a guy who can no longer smile and nod at his own oppression.
January 21, 2021
It's a corrosive satire that uses a Charles Dickens-type story to suggest that a revolt by the oppressed is not just likely. It's inevitable.
January 21, 2021
Director Ramin Bahrani's film, which he also wrote and based on Aravind Adiga's novel, is so entertainingly made it's easy to overlook the dark nature of the path Balram takes...
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