The White Tiger

critic Reviews

, 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Well-acted and beautifully made, The White Tiger distills the strengths of its source material into a grimly compelling drama.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    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.
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    Karthik PurushothamanThe New Republic
    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...
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    Anupama ChopraFilm Companion
    The White Tiger is a kinetic excursion into darkness with Balram as our charismatic guide.
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    Namrata JoshiNational Herald India
    Directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, the film is a breeze despite some tired cliches. It ends up as an insider's take on corruption and caste and class-divides in India...
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    Ty BurrBoston Globe
    Balram's tale is rich and ruthless enough for both approaches, and for any country built on a premise of one class eating another.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    A film about a culture of servitude and inequality in modern India...really remarkable and very worth watching.
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    Susan GrangerSSG Syndicate
    A scathing, cynical crime saga set in contemporary India
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    A ferocious, compelling and entertaining film with something sharp and accurate to say, and an engaging way of conveying its central perspective.
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    Eric MarchenRogers TV
    This slick looking Netflix production gives [Bahrani] his biggest canvas yet resting on the shoulders of Gourav's impressively wound performance.
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    Nathanael HoodNate Hood Reviews
    You could draw a direct through-line from old Hollywood gangster movies to this one.
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