Opening

39% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
50% The Quiet Ones Apr 25
91% Locke Apr 25
76% The Machine Apr 25

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $25.6M
50% Heaven Is for Real $22.5M
47% Rio 2 $22.2M
19% Transcendence $10.9M
9% A Haunted House 2 $8.8M
62% Draft Day $5.7M
40% Divergent $5.6M
71% Oculus $5.2M
77% Noah $5.0M
89% Bears $4.8M

Coming Soon

76% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
—— Walk Of Shame May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16
—— X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23

New Episodes Tonight

72% The 100: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
100% Arrow: Season 2
—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
—— The Middle: Season 5
36% Mixology: Season 1
83% Modern Family: Season 5
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Suburgatory: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

77% About a Boy: Season 1
—— Awkward: Season 4
—— Chicago Fire: Season 2
—— Faking It: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
40% Glee: Season 5
36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1
86% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1
80% The Mindy Project: Season 2
56% The Originals: Season 1
100% Supernatural: Season 9

Certified Fresh TV

77% About a Boy: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
82% The Blacklist: Season 1
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
86% Mad Men: Season 7
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

The Black Tulip

The Black Tulip (2012)

tomatometer

33

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 6

No consensus yet.

audience

64

liked it
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 803

My Rating

Movie Info

After the Taliban is routed from Afghanistan in early 2001, the Mansouri family seizes the new window of freedom by opening a restaurant called "Poet's Corner," with an open microphone and an inviting platform for all to read poetry and tell their stories. This newfound hope proves to be fleeting as they struggle to maintain their lifestyle when encountering very real threats from lingering factions of the Taliban. (c) Official Site

Breadwinner Productions - Official Site External Icon

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (9)

Well-meaning but unconvincing drama looks for optimism in Afghanistan.

November 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A well-intentioned drama that would play much better if it didn't feel the need to make that message quite so heavy-handedly obvious.

November 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The dialogue is heavily expository, and the actors are not up to the task of breathing life into characters meant to symbolize the Spirit of the Afghan People or the Nature of Evil.

October 26, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Newlyweds are slaughtered, a child kidnapped and a suicide bombing foiled, all of it advanced by chunks of clumsy dialogue and embarrassingly labored acting.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

[Portrays] a vibrant culture and its festive traditions, rarely evoked in depictions of a nation long devastated by war.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Sonia Nassery Cole's evocative Afghan drama is built on so much local detail, it often has the feel of a documentary.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Getting a film like The Black Tulip filmed, produced and out into the public is an impressive feat -- it's just a shame the effort didn't yield a better film.

November 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

Brave, well-meaning effort. . .with a mostly local crew in a high-risk locale. . . Best scenes in too-simplistic film are glimpses of cultural traditions, especially music.

October 27, 2012 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
Film-Forward.com

It fails despite real stakes to distinguish itself in any way from the action-movie fantasies to which we're greatly accustomed.

October 25, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Black Tulip

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about The Black Tulip!

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss The Black Tulip on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Total Recall
Total Recall

Cameron Diaz's 10 Best Movies

Five Favorite Films
Five Favorite Films

Brick Mansions star RZA

WonderCon
WonderCon

175 cosplay pictures

24 Frames
24 Frames

Experiments Gone Wrong!

Summer Calendar
Summer Calendar

See the season's blockbusters

Latest News on The Black Tulip

October 25, 2012:
Critics Consensus: Cloud Atlas Is a Beautiful Mess
This week at the movies, we've got time-spanning connectedness ( Cloud Atlas, starring Tom Hanks and...
Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile