Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger) Reviews

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
It is nice just to sit back and let the day-glo colours wash over you, marvelling at the high-spirited energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 26, 2007
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.
| Original Score: B-
Beth Accomando
April 21, 2007
Tears of the Black Tiger is like a fever dream dripping with overripe romantic melodrama. Imagine Douglas Sirk directing a spaghetti western.
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Jim Emerson
March 30, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
March 30, 2007
The movie is fun to watch, with an attractive cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 16, 2007
Camp out with Tears, a hoot, and your tent will be wet only from tears of laughter.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 8, 2007
You've never seen and never will see anything quite like Tears of the Black Tiger.
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
March 2, 2007
It's safe to say you've never seen a film like this before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
March 2, 2007
Who knows ... you just might love it.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 2, 2007
An enjoyably energetic genre romp.
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
March 2, 2007
A garishly colored pastiche of classic Thai movie genres that draws liberally on both American and Hong Kong influences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
March 2, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 1, 2007
... this pop-art confection both spoofs and celebrates the crazy conventions of movie melodramas and genre cinema with pure affection.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2007
[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 | Original Score: 5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 1, 2007
...more dazzling and more fun than anything else that's opened in this rapidly aging year.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 1, 2007
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
February 28, 2007
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.
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
February 23, 2007
...like Gone With the Wind in DayGlo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
February 15, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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