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Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger) Reviews

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

It is nice just to sit back and let the day-glo colours wash over you, marvelling at the high-spirited energy.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3/5

December 7, 2007
Stax
IGN Movies

Tears of the Black Tiger ultimately works best as an exercise in cinematic style, making it not only a quirky little nostalgia trip but a noteworthy cult flick worth checking out.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

June 25, 2007
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Has lots of pop energy and an admirable poker-face when it comes to its Douglas Sirk-ian storyline. And even though it's essentially a Frankenstein's monster stitched together from a zillion other movies, you really haven't seen anything like it.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B-

April 26, 2007
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Tears of the Black Tiger is like a fever dream dripping with overripe romantic melodrama. Imagine Douglas Sirk directing a spaghetti western.

April 21, 2007
Jim Emerson
RogerEbert.com

The movie is a riot of tropical turquoise, magenta and pink, spiced with marigold, red and green. You'd swear it was drenched in a tangy tamarind sauce

Full Review Source: RogerEbert.com | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2007
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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The movie is fun to watch, with an attractive cast.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2007
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Camp out with Tears, a hoot, and your tent will be wet only from tears of laughter.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 16, 2007
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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You've never seen and never will see anything quite like Tears of the Black Tiger.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 8, 2007
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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It's safe to say you've never seen a film like this before.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 2, 2007
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News

Who knows ... you just might love it.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

March 2, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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An enjoyably energetic genre romp.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 2, 2007
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine

A garishly colored pastiche of classic Thai movie genres that draws liberally on both American and Hong Kong influences.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

March 2, 2007
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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A parody of and winking homage to the history of Thai melodrama, Wisit Sasanatieng's uproarious filmmaking debut exuberantly combines pop and kitsch with a wholesome belief in the thrills of bad art.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 2, 2007
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

... this pop-art confection both spoofs and celebrates the crazy conventions of movie melodramas and genre cinema with pure affection.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B+

March 1, 2007
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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[Director] Sasanatieng engages the viewer's emotions fully in the squaring away of the eternal triangle, involving young people who emerge as three-dimensional individuals even though they are archetypal.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 5/5

March 1, 2007
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...more dazzling and more fun than anything else that's opened in this rapidly aging year.

March 1, 2007
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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The result is something so old it's new, so corny it's funny. And while Tears of the Black Tiger is nothing more than entertaining, at least it's that.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 1, 2007
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Inspires the same happy, incredulous feeling as when Jackie Chan first bent the laws of nature or Chow Yun-Fat introduced the two-gun two-step.

Full Review Source: The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

February 28, 2007
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)

...like Gone With the Wind in DayGlo.

Full Review Source: Sun Publications (Chicago, IL) | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 23, 2007
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle

Despite its layers of references and patina of kitsch, the movie is sincere at its core, inspiring indulgence of its tinted-sepia flashbacks of childhood meet cutes and its over-the-top, mustache-twirling rival (Kitsuwon).

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 15, 2007

Sight and Sound
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Ken Eisner
Variety
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March 31, 2007
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