The White Tiger

critic Reviews

, 90% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Well-acted and beautifully made, The White Tiger distills the strengths of its source material into a grimly compelling drama.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    "The White Tiger" offers a cutting analysis, but no easy answers, leaving one with an uneasy feeling about not only what it means to make it, but what it takes.
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    Hanna FlintEmpire Magazine
    Ramin Bahrani offers a kinetic and textured satirical commentary on caste friction in modern India with Adarsh Gourav serving up an immensely watchable leading performance.
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    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    A zestful epic blessed with rapier wit, casually dazzling dialogue, gorgeous cinematography (by Paolo Carnera ) and, at the center of it all, a sensational star turn by an actor, singer and songwriter named Adarsh Gourav.
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    Jesse HassengerAV Club
    Despite its obvious currency, it's more yesterday than tomorrow.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Bahrani's jagged sense of purpose and his street-level point-of-view allow him to attack this material with the same blunt force of Adiga's book, and to suffuse it with the sights and sounds required to bring it all to life.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Yet it's so smartly constructed by Bahrani, and so sympathetically played by Gourav, that it's hard not to be seduced by what is essentially a dizzy, woozy, taxi ride to the dark side.
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    Diane CarsonKDHX (St. Louis)
    As talented director Bahrani demonstrates in his earlier films set in America ("99 Homes," "Man Push Cart," and "Goodbye Solo") this contrast of privilege and struggle is not just an Indian story.
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    Laura HirosDiario La Estrella (Fort Worth, TX)
    [Has] profound dark humor and excellent cinematography. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    It's a class-struggle story Dickens could probably sympathize with.
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    Jared MobarakThe Film Stage
    The White Tiger is thus as much a changing of the guard as it is scathing commentary on life in India.
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