The Tiger's Tail
The Tiger's Tail (2006)

"The Tiger's Tail" is a black comedy thriller about a successful businessman in contemporary boom-time, "Celtic Tiger" Ireland, whose life begins to unravel when he encounters his doppelganger. The film tells the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 11, 2009
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

A messy but absorbing mystery.

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

A real waste of a potentially interesting premise.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

An almost madcap comic pace battles with thundercloud-building drama . . . The social commentary can be earnest and bald, with the mythic overtones seemingly contrived to tumble O'Leary into the class gap on his arse.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Amateurish technical contrivance isn't this awkward, retro failure's only deficiency.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

The Tiger's Tail, like Cassandra's Dream, prominently features a boat that is both symbol of financial attainment and emotional ruin; it also finds a master filmmaker defying the "show, don't tell" principle with almost crippling cynicism.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Far from being a roaring, sinewy beast with a lot of bite that the title might suggest, John Boorman's latest has more in common with a lumbering white elephant.

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Nora Lee Mandel
Film-Forward.com

The world recession has made this suspenseful film bitingly relevant beyond the local problems of the maiming of "The Celtic Tiger."

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

If there's anything about the movie that really rises above the mediocre, it's Gleeson's fantastic performance.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent

John Boorman's tale of doppelgšngers in Dublin would like very much to spook us, but keeps tripping over its loose script and bizarre plot lines.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
"The Tiger's Tail" starts in the middle of a massive traffic jam that has Liam O'Leary(Brendan Gleeson, great in a dual role) who is on his… More
meril lupin
I got really into this movie, even though it wasn't that great. Go figure. I got really annoyed at the doppelganger. :P