Tigerland (Film) Review


Released: 6th October 2000
Director: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr., Tom Guiry, Shea Whigham
Rating: R
Running Time: 109

A great cast and the gritty feel of the film help elevate Tigerland above the familiarity of the subject matter.

Emanuel Levy (Variety) said:
"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"
Geoff Andrew (Time Out) said:
"Stylistically this is more interesting and more affected than Schumacher's Flawless. Either way, it's a big improvement on his past tendentious nonsense."
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) said:
"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."
Adam Smith (Empire Magazine) said:
"A beautifully crafted, brilliantly acted and gently moving film that only occasionally lapses into sentimentality."
Ben Falk (BBC) said:
"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."
Kirk Honeycutt (Hollywood Reporter) said:
"Tigerland lands squarely in the top tier of best movies about America's Vietnam experience."
Kevin Thomas (Los Angeles Times) said:
"Tigerland is tightly constructed and culminates with a stunningly appropriate charge of ambiguity."
A.O. Scott (New York Times) said:
"Beneath the rough verite exterior beats the same slick, corny heart that has pumped blood (and money) through Mr. Schumacher's Batman and John Grisham pictures."


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