Tiger King: Season 1 Reviews

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 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.
Top Critic
March 25, 2020
Tiger King is genuinely compulsive viewing.
March 23, 2020
"Tiger King" manages to tell an electrifying story with an open mind, a shrewd eye, and a delicate touch.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 21, 2020
The outlandish world presented by Tiger King is funny, gross, frustrating, contemplative, and ultimately sympathetic. This is a story of animals, yes, but it's also a story of what makes us human.
March 21, 2020
For those who love Netflix's particular flavor of true crime and docuseries, which depend heavily on wild characters and addictive pacing in order to keep a couchbound audience entertained, Tiger King will undoubtedly scratch a particular itch.
March 20, 2020
Tiger King is so awash in hard-to-believe oddballs that lean into their image it genuinely feels like a Coen brothers movie come to life, the kind of thing any studio would return to the writer saying the screenplay was too over the top.
March 20, 2020
Tiger King is Netflix comfort food of the highest order: it immerses viewers in a mind-boggling lifestyle and series of scandals, and yet the term 'true-crime' doesn't do justice to its greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 20, 2020
Whatever flaws it might have, Tiger King is a series that viewers, especially quarantined viewers who might be feeling a little caged themselves, will tear into like a liger into a pile of expired luncheon meat from Walmart.