Critics Consensus

Ross Kauffman entwines the fate of beast and man alike in Tigerland, an impassioned and persuasive plea for the preservation of an endangered species that declines to sanitize the animals' often lethal power.



Total Count: 10

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50 years ago, a young forest officer in India rallied the world to save tigers from extinction. Today, the creed is carried on in Far East Russia by the guardians of the last Siberian tigers, who risk everything to save the species.


Critic Reviews for Tigerland

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (1)

  • Nimbly negotiating its geography and parallel narratives, Tigerland is, on the one hand, a wildlife film by a filmmaker from outside that genre. The genre certainly benefits.

    Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • "Tigerland" falls into a common trap of advocacy documentaries, which is to inform on an urgent issue - preserving a species - without a particularly urgent cinematic narrative to match it.

    Mar 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • While "Tigerland" takes some time to find its footing, Kauffman eventually finds connections that go far beyond the superficial.

    Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    Top Critic
  • The chance to view so many gorgeous, majestic tigers up close and personal is alone enough to recommend Ross Kauffman's fine documentary "Tigerland."

    Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Kauffman has crafted an enjoyable armchair adventure that juggles the archival imagery, engaging present-day personalities and glimpses of the magnificent creatures themselves at a leisurely yet absorbing pace.

    Feb 13, 2019 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Top Critic
  • The film comes to feel so insular yet so immensely important and at times even delves into thriller territory.

    Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

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