JacobGehman's Rating of The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Jacob's Review of The Reluctant Fundamentalist

4 years ago via Flixster
The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist(2013)

An intimate, interesting portrayal of a man who loves America.

Mira Nair has made some compelling cinema in her life--and hopefully there is much more to come. I have to give her props here for crafting a compelling film that is focused on a subject that I have (had?) no interest in.

The format of interweaving "current" events with flashbacks rarely works, but Nair does a nice tiptoe balancing act to shuttle between the two distinct sections of the film in a way that isn't obnoxious or obtrusive.

The characters are compelling, especially with the stand-out performance from Riz Ahmed.