The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  130 min.
Release Date: May 17, 2013 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - May 17, 2013 - Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal
DVD: September 10, 2013

Current rating: Rating: 5.00
based on 14 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland


After graduating from Princeton a young Pakistani man named Changez (Riz Ahmed) tries to find success on Wall Street. However, he instead finds himself caught between the conflict of his American dream, a hostage crisis, and the call of his family's homeland.

Based on Mohsin Hamid's 2007 novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the story centers around struggling between success in a new way of life and the ties to an old one.

Director: Mira Nair
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Lydia Dean Pilcher
Screenplay: William Wheeler

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  • 5 stars "Very captivating movie"
  • 5 stars "The characters were well developed and unbelievably performed by these excellent actors. The realization that neither destroying a working conscience nor blind obedience brings peace, or feeling of security was provided a story with a lesson."
  • 5 stars "Very well done!!! Would watch this again."