Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Movie Review

The Reluctant Fundamentalist (R) 130 minutes B

Starring Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Nelsan Ellis, Liev Schreiber, Martin Donovan, Riz Ahmed, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Om Puri, Haluk Bilginer, Shabana Azmi

Based on the 2007 novel by Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist follows a young, charismatic Pakistani man as he takes the business world by storm, pre-September 11, 2001. But, after the terrorist attacks everything changes.  His American dream becomes an American nightmare.  I'm not a fan of 9/11 films, nor am I a fan of Kate Hudson.  However, I liked this one a lot.  It's a little talky and a tad long, but it is also compelling and relevant. Recommended for those who enjoy a good, suspenseful political/immigrant drama.

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