Tiger King: Season 1 Reviews

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March 27, 2020
Tiger King exposes the furry underbelly of a big-cat community I'd never known about, in which the lines between loving wild animals and exploiting them are never quite clear. In the end, I felt queasy at what I had seen, but the time sure had flown.
March 27, 2020
A compelling true-crime story full of shocks.
March 27, 2020
Nothing in this-not the bad clothes, the bad haircuts, the lamentable life choices-suggests an origin here on Earth. Or maybe I just need to get out more.
March 27, 2020
While true crime generally rules Netflix, Tiger King is really something else-a series with the goal to entertain its viewers with its win-at-all-costs battle for a kingdom.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 27, 2020
Just when you think you know exactly what is happening, it takes a quick turn to one side - getting crazier & crazier. And when it ends? You will be begging for a season two.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 27, 2020
Among the series' endless qualities, the vivacity of the characters towers above all. Every one of these insanely idiosyncratic individuals feels like they're being played by the world's greatest character actor giving their career-best performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 26, 2020
If you are a fan of documents centered around the darkest side of the country of opportunities, you better watch this. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2020
The characters are larger than life, their backstories are often heartbreaking, their motivations and actions are highly questionable -- sometimes flat-out criminal -- and the trajectory of the story is never remotely predictable.
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March 25, 2020
Tiger King is genuinely compulsive viewing.
March 24, 2020
In this wild ride viewers are made to bear witness to what can be destroyed and thwarted when an obsession with profit is placed in front of the needs of people and nature, with lots of melodrama in the mix.
Full Review | Original Score: A
March 24, 2020
These people are a trip, and you walk away not really rooting for anyone, and dying for a sequel, because there are so many unanswered questions, and unindicted a*sholes who should be in jail.
March 24, 2020
The greatest showcase of untamed personalities ever ... as the series goes on, the outlandish cast stacks up, curiouser and curiouser.
March 24, 2020
By the end, I was rooting for pretty much everyone to be eaten by a tiger.
March 23, 2020
Tiger King has enough insanity, intrigue, and politics to distract even the busiest minds from your worries - unless you're worried about being mauled by a tiger.
March 23, 2020
What's particularly great is how cleverly structured it is. Just when you feel you know where the story is going - and, you know, have a good idea of the rights and wrongs - the makers love nothing more than to pull the rug from right underneath you.
March 23, 2020
Tiger King is utterly compelling but it's also infuriating and astonishing in equal measure. It's a masterful piece of storytelling.
March 23, 2020
Tiger King is one wild adventure, and I cannot recommend it enough. Every person on-screen, from groundskeepers to the woman who spilled to details about Antle's imposed working conditions, is a force of nature.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 23, 2020
At first glance, Tiger King may look like another Fyre Fest-esque documentary ... but audiences should prepare themselves for some deeply distressing moments of darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 23, 2020
What Tiger King does best is illustrate how good intentions can turn into obsessions, how personal vendettas can take over your mind, and the dangers of people who inexorably draw others close to them, spinning them inexorably into their lives.
March 23, 2020
Tiger King doesn't quite manage to achieve any of its possible aims... But it's an undeniably entertaining look into an epic American yarn that seems far too strange to not be fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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