The White Tiger

critic Reviews

, 90% Certified 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
    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    We don't need to warm to the characters to be enthralled by this compulsively watchable class parable.
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Through this unique figure, and through this highly specific portrait of one country, The White Tiger achieves a kind of universality.
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    Justin ChangLos Angeles Times
    Balram has become a hell of an entrepreneur, but the movie itself can't quite close the deal.
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    Stephanie ZacharekTIME Magazine
    The White Tiger is a bitter indictment of caste-system rigidity embedded within a Scarface-like, rags-to-riches story...
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    The White Tiger has an icy-cool, slick visual style and an unsubtle but effective running commentary about social warfare.
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    K. Austin CollinsRolling Stone
    For its letdowns, The White Tiger offers its writer-director an encouragingly big canvas, which is heartening for an artist whose early work managed to take an inch and run a mile, proving all the more evocative for being so streetwise and constrained.
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    Rob HunterFilm School Rejects
    Think 'The Secret of My Success' by way of 'Goodfellas,' but through a modern-day Indian lens.
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    Siddhant AdlakhaPolygon
    The film is full of potent human drama (largely coming from Adarsh Gourav's performance), but as an examination of the world's intersection with modern India, it usually lands on the wrong side of inauthentic.
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    Patrick McDonaldWBGR-FM (93.7 FM - Monroe, WI)
    A fascinating journey, & an look into a reality where IT IS survival of the fittest. But there is also a lesson for the west and USA ... the future of "the hustle" is not here.
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    Courtney SmallThat Shelf
    The White Tiger may lack a truly ferocious roar, but that does not make its political claws any less sharp.
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