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Tigerland Reviews

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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
Arthur Lazere
February 1, 2001
...after the effective buildup, the resolution is a letdown. It seems pat, formulaic, and anticlimactic...
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
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-
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Beneath the rough vérité exterior beats the same slick, corny heart that has pumped blood (and money) through Mr. Schumacher's Batman and John Grisham pictures.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
The narrative is weak, with the film consisting of a series of incidents that don't seem to be consistently connected.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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
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

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
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 19, 2001
Tigerland lands squarely in the top tier of best movies about America's Vietnam experience.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 26, 2001
Schumacher strips down his story and style until he has nothing left but bare-bones storytelling.
Christopher Null
February 1, 2001
Schumacher relies on an understated documentary style, largely using handheld cameras and seemingly improvised scenarios.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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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.
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
An affecting, old fashioned, antiwar war story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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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
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
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