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Tiger Eyes Reviews

October 24, 2013
It's a pleasant-enough movie, but offers little that the book doesn't give its readers; far too quickly, it fades away.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 7, 2013
Remarkably, the story, adapted by Blume with her son, director Lawrence Blume, seems as fresh, painful and poignant as when she wrote it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 7, 2013
There are no surprises among the characters - depressed mom (Amy Jo Johnson), controlling aunt (Cynthia Stevenson), new boyfriend (Tatanka Means) - but the cast is strong enough to build on familiar elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 7, 2013
Time has robbed Blume's subjects of shock value, but her perceptiveness hasn't dimmed. The movie's sincerity carries it along, and makes this story endearing despite its filmmaking clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 7, 2013
This attenuated coming-of-age tale oozes heart and perhaps too much respect for its source material.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 6, 2013
A gentle, honest and shrewdly realized film ... It's worth seeking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 6, 2013
Catnip for the bookish emo demo.
June 6, 2013
[Tiger Eyes has] an uncommon intimacy, the kind you find in a Judy Blume novel. Her grit and grace are all over this heartfelt adventure of a movie. She gives it a spirit that soars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 6, 2013
Laughably, amateurishly, and Hallmark-Movie-Channel bad.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 6, 2013
A lean, economically told indie that should please fans of the 1981 source novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 6, 2013
In the end, it represents a solid blueprint for a later, better Blume adaptation, but that's hardly anything to scoff at.
June 5, 2013
Directed by Blume's son Lawrence, this gentle drama based on Blume's 1981 novel works surprisingly well considering the numerous trappings of the material, while demonstrating exactly why it's so difficult to bring Blume's work to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 4, 2013
Merely an insufferable YA lint trap ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 4, 2013
Treating teenage growing pains with a sensitivity that frequently trips into singer-songwriter-ish mushiness, Tiger Eyes nonetheless stands as a respectable first cinematic adaptation of a Judy Blume novel.