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smndvdcl's rating of the film The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Post-9/11 xenophobia towards Arabic civilians is effectively illustrated in this nuanced adaptation. Riz Ahmed deserves more starring roles in contemporary cinema. Nair's direction is competent if not authorial (unlike her sterling breakthrough film, Monsoon Wedding) in coalescing strands and ambiguities of the narrative but there is much to commend here.