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Tigerland Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis
May 4, 2012
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Eric Melin
June 27, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Emanuel Levy
January 4, 2007
This take on Vietnam War doesn't break new thematic ground but it's Schumacher's best film since the 1993 Falling Down, and it showcases the talents of newcomer Colin Farrell, who has everything that it takes to become a major Hollywood star
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Stylistically this is more interesting and more affected than Schumacher's Flawless. Either way, it's a big improvement on his past tendentious nonsense.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Ever since Three Kings redefined just how great a war movie can be, movies like Tigerland have become unforgivable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael Dequina
Film Threat
January 12, 2004
A talented newcomer with genuine presence, Farrell is able to suggest some complexity in a character that is written without any.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...never quite catches fire or becomes the searing expose that director Schumacher intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Mckay
March 20, 2003
Farrell holds the film together as the one element that sets this a notch above the average military drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
December 8, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Susannah Breslin
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
The hype is justified -- Farrell's performance just screams star quality and has already drawn comparisons with Steve McQueen and Paul Newman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
A worthy addition to the Vietnam War film genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 22, 2001
One of the most potent explorations of the military mind-set, irrespective of the war in question, that you'll ever see. See it.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 12, 2001
The movie moves along as if it were on a forced march to Hanoi.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Lesley M. Smith
June 26, 2001
Moments of beauty jostle bathetic scene-rigging, poignant historical verisimilitude crumples under anachronistic assonance, and skin-tingling acting runs up against wooden caricature.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 4, 2001
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
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
May 18, 2001
A beautifully crafted, brilliantly acted and gently moving film that only occasionally lapses into sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

May 12, 2001
A gem of a film that certainly deserves to be seen.
Ben Falk
May 7, 2001
Despite his usual ability to spend more time on set design than he does on actors, Schumacher handles the more intimate setting with great skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 26, 2001
Beyond the excellence of the young actors, however, the film offers little we haven't seen before.
| Original Score: 6/10
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