La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

La tigre e la neve (The Tiger and the Snow) Reviews

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Edward Douglas
December 20, 2006
Benigni's quest to find comedy in the Muslim world falls quite flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 22, 2006
[Benigni's] peculiar editing choices and snail's pace only increase the film's gnawing of creepy discomfort.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
December 29, 2006
Roberto Benigni's film is a scorching affront to Italians, Iraqis and the intelligence of movie audiences everywhere.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Richard Horgan
January 3, 2007
Unlike the pre-TV world of concentration camps seen in Life is Beautiful, the Iraq war is something we are all directly familiar with.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
November 28, 2006
The Tiger and the Snow is another objectionable romantic comedy from Roberto Benigni, a con man who treats war as his comedic playground.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
December 29, 2006
What Benigni was able to do so improbably in a World War II concentration camp in his masterpiece Life Is Beautiful - find comedy - he is utterly unable to do in the shock-and-awed streets of Baghdad in the early days of Gulf War II.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
November 10, 2006
It seems that Roberto Benigni's dreadfully misconceived movie version of Pinocchio (with the balding Benigni as the shorts-wearing Pinocchio) was not a one off: he can misfire more than once
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
December 28, 2006
Neither profound nor funny, but merely uncomfortable. A hubristic failure at risky humor, The Tiger and the Snow provides Benigni his own Michael Richards moment.
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Ed Halter
L.A. Weekly
January 4, 2007
Roberto Benigni here plays out a madcap tale of romantic obsession against the backdrop of the Iraq invasion. The results are neither profound nor funny.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 29, 2006
The only award Benigni's misconceived and unfunny The Tiger and the Snow could possibly win is for Worst Movie of 2006.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
December 28, 2006
The notion of using the Iraq war as a backdrop for comedy is risky, but I'm sure there's someone who could pull it off. Sadly, Benigni isn't that someone.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 28, 2006
Benigni is floundering here, and it only gets worse as the film goes along. There's no real sense of any danger, no real identification with any of the characters. No laughs, which is what you need in a comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2.1/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
December 29, 2006
Perhaps a greater passage of time was needed to provide a more effective historical perspective, but Tiger has a bigger problem with a dramatic structure that sags conspicuously in the middle, never to completely correct itself.
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
December 29, 2006
It's mostly Benigni jumping around and waving his hands like he always does.When the occasional sobering tragedy strikes, it has little impact because the groundwork for it has not been properly prepared.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 29, 2006
Shameless, utterly predictable and grimly unfunny nonsense.
Pam Grady
December 29, 2006
He certainly never shuts up, and he never stops joking; he's a neurotic narcissist to whom a war and a country's misery mean little except how they affect him personally.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
December 29, 2006
This film, one of the worst of 2006, almost has to be seen to be believed -- a comedy about a man who goes to Iraq, and, amid a string of comic misadventures, tries to save the life of his love, who has been gravely wounded in a bombing.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
December 29, 2006
Benigni can't even be bothered to get the chronology or the details of the American occupation right, and his keen visual sense isn't enough to save him: Benigni's artfully composed images are as empty as his political convictions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 30, 2006
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Boyd van Hoeij
December 6, 2005
Despite a weaker narrative force in its middle section and without the feeling that we are watching something new, La tigre e la neve still works.
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