The Terrorist
The Terrorist (1999)

When writing on a film from a country with a strong cinema culture, it is tempting to compare it with past masters or predict it will hearken a renaissance. However, The Terrorist is unique; respectful of India's cinematic icons, it… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 1999
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2000
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Ayesha Dharkar commands the center. She has expressive, liquid eyes to die for, as well as an out-of-whack sense of inner gravity. And water beads up on her spectacularly.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The journey up to the assassination is the reward in this unusual, fascinating and brilliant picture by Santosh Sivan.

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Peter Henne
Film Journal International

A feast for the eyes, and a jagged, dreamy puzzle for the mind.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

As visually poetic and slow-paced as Terrence Malick

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A riveting film with a stirring performance by Ayesha Dharkar.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's not often a movie comes along that affects you like this.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

A serious and morally complex drama that raises provocative questions about how difficult it can be to sustain a sense of personal responsibility in a society destabilized by political upheaval.

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This is a movie that famously took on a new relevance after the September 11th attacks. The film is about a woman who?s a member of a Siri Lankan terrorist… More