Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger)
Fah talai jone (Tears of the Black Tiger) (2007)

One of the most elaborate productions ever mounted in Thailand, Tears of the Black Tiger is a candy-colored Western made in the high-energy style that characterizes much contemporary Thai cinema. The plot is a traditional boy-meets-girl,… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With a vibrant pastel color scheme and stylized action sequences, Tears of the Black Tiger is a bizarre, yet thoroughly entertaining Thai western.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Has lots of pop energy and an admirable poker-face when it comes to its Douglas Sirk-ian storyline. And even though it's essentially a Frankenstein's monster stitched together from a zillion other movies, you really haven't seen anything like it.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

It's safe to say you've never seen a film like this before.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

It is nice just to sit back and let the day-glo colours wash over you, marvelling at the high-spirited energy.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The movie is fun to watch, with an attractive cast.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

An enjoyably energetic genre romp.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
TheMovieChicks.com

If the story were as captivating as the color palette, we'd all be crying tears for the Black Tiger.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

You've never seen and never will see anything quite like Tears of the Black Tiger.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

A parody of and winking homage to the history of Thai melodrama, Wisit Sasanatieng's uproarious filmmaking debut exuberantly combines pop and kitsch with a wholesome belief in the thrills of bad art.

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Stax
IGN Movies

Tears of the Black Tiger ultimately works best as an exercise in cinematic style, making it not only a quirky little nostalgia trip but a noteworthy cult flick worth checking out.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
This is the kind of movie that restores my faith in cinema. A love letter to old Thai flicks and spaguetti westerns, "Tears" is the right mix of… More
Caesar Mendez
I've only seen Thailand martial movies and only one out the dozens I have seen was any good. So I chose to explore Thai cinema outside of the Martial Art… More
Arash Xak
Cliche & over-the-top but mostly in right ways
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Tears of the Black Tiger," Dom(Chartchai Ngamsan) promises to meet Rumposey(Stella Malucchi), so they can elope, but he… More
Greg S
Childhood sweethearts are tragically separated. One becomes an infamous bandit, and the other is arranged to marry a police captain who plans to hunt him down.… More
William Goss
Novelty of vivid tribute to Thai melodrama, US westerns wears off quickly.