Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger) Reviews

September 7, 2011
November 4, 2007
If the story were as captivating as the color palette, we'd all be crying tears for the Black Tiger.
March 17, 2007
Delirious and oddball at once, it's like a plate of meringues -- delicious at first, but soon everything tastes the same, and after a while you get sick.
March 14, 2007
The movie is a long time coming, but the wait for the self-absorbed film to end seems even longer. Maybe the Black Tiger's tears are of frustration.
March 5, 2007
The early scenes are interesting and enjoyable. And then the novelty wears off, but the film doesn't end.
March 1, 2007
The goofing begins to wear thin by the end of Tears' two hours, but even its excessive length is of a piece with the movie, which takes over-the-top to a new level of overness.
February 9, 2007
It's watchable, but eventually wears you down with its over-the-top cleverness.
January 19, 2007
What should be a zippy, good-natured parody of genre elements instead becomes a labored, almost oppressively stylized cinematic pastiche that's only sporadically engaging.
January 13, 2007
Sometimes, if a director deliberately makes a horrible movie, it's acclaimed as genius.
January 12, 2007
January 11, 2007
Goodness knows there are enough winking genre references in Tears of the Black Tiger to fill an encyclopedia of film, but does anyone care, short of self-congratulating movie critics?
January 11, 2007
Good looks and a wealth of allusions only get you so far.
December 15, 2003
An oddity, all right: you may find it of interest once. I doubt if you'll want to see its like again.
December 8, 2002
While I admire the cleverness of its mockery, and suspect it will gain some genuine cult status, it feels like a hollow exercise in style and a joke that goes on for far too long.
November 2, 2002
After the novelty wears off, the lack of depth grows irritating; it's like watching a feature-length soft-drink commercial. I've rarely seen a movie where so much gory violence has so little emotional impact.
March 3, 2002
Whether this period setting carries any significance would require more contextualisation than I can offer.