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Tigerland Reviews

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Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Farrell is the best thing about the film, which veers into oversentimentality quite a bit for a film that's shot with such a gritty aesthetic.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 2/4

June 27, 2011
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net

...after the effective buildup, the resolution is a letdown. It seems pat, formulaic, and anticlimactic...

Full Review Source: culturevulture.net

February 1, 2001
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Beyond the excellence of the young actors, however, the film offers little we haven't seen before.

| Original Score: 6/10

April 26, 2001
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The movie moves along as if it were on a forced march to Hanoi.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

October 12, 2001
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Beneath the rough vérité exterior beats the same slick, corny heart that has pumped blood (and money) through Mr. Schumacher's Batman and John Grisham pictures.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

The narrative is weak, with the film consisting of a series of incidents that don't seem to be consistently connected.

Full Review Source: Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Lesley M. Smith
PopMatters

Moments of beauty jostle bathetic scene-rigging, poignant historical verisimilitude crumples under anachronistic assonance, and skin-tingling acting runs up against wooden caricature.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

June 26, 2001
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Tigerland will only reinforce one of the biggest complaints regarding Schumacher's work: that it's all about the look, not the material.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

December 8, 2002
Susannah Breslin
Film Threat

At best, Tigerland is not much more than a low-rated, cable-channel movie-of-the-week that should be channel-surfed right on by.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 8, 2002
Michael Dequina
Film Threat

A talented newcomer with genuine presence, Farrell is able to suggest some complexity in a character that is written without any.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 12, 2004

Film Threat

Ever since Three Kings redefined just how great a war movie can be, movies like Tigerland have become unforgivable.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 6, 2005
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Tigerland lands squarely in the top tier of best movies about America's Vietnam experience.

February 19, 2001
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Schumacher strips down his story and style until he has nothing left but bare-bones storytelling.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

February 26, 2001
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Schumacher relies on an understated documentary style, largely using handheld cameras and seemingly improvised scenarios.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 1, 2001
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Stylistically this is more interesting and more affected than Schumacher's Flawless. Either way, it's a big improvement on his past tendentious nonsense.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 5, 2002
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

I wouldn't put Tigerland in the top ranks of war movies, but it's a solid second-tier entry that makes you think about the characters.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

May 4, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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An affecting, old fashioned, antiwar war story.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

January 1, 2000
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Even when the script overtaxes the allegory about how Vietnam divided a nation at home, Schumacher and the actors prevail by fixing their sights on what happens to men on that last stop before the game of war becomes a grim reality.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

June 4, 2001
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...never quite catches fire or becomes the searing expose that director Schumacher intended.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 1, 2003
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 1, 2000
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye

January 24, 2004
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Ebert & Roeper
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January 1, 2000

Irish Times

September 7, 2001
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