Week three of my 2021 movie season watching and only one new film caught my attention this weekend, Netflix’s THE WHITE TIGER.
But first, a reminder of what my grading system for movies works like
- S Grade; 5.0 Stars: The Best Film I’ve Ever Seen, Everyone Has An S Graded Film
- A+/A- Grade; 4.0/4.5 Stars: One Of The Best Films Of The Year, If Not All-Time
- B+/B- Grade; 3.0/3.5 Stars: Worth A Trip To The Theatre For First Viewing
- C+/C- Grade; 2.0/2.5 Stars: Watch From Home For First Viewing
- D+/D- Grade; 1.0/1.5 Stars: Don’t Bother Watching This At All If You Can Help It
- F Grade; 0.5 Star: One Of The Worst Films Of All-Time
- Reminder: Reviews For These Films Can Change Over Time And Will Be Reflected Over At Our Letterboxd
With all that out of the way, lets get to the review already...
- The Plot: An ambitious Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top. An epic journey based on the New York Times bestseller.
- The Review: On paper this should be a pretentious, nihilistic, drag of a film that leaves you feeling like you need a shower afterwards. Instead it ends up a fun dark comedic drama that has you glued to your seat from start to finish. A film that left me with a smile on my face at the end even with such a bittersweet and dark ending. On top of that the great storytelling is helped by great acting, direction, and all around filmmaking. Netflix has delivered the first 2021 film that I’d consider among the best of the year. A- for THE WHITE TIGER.