Tiger Eyes
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Tiger Eyes marks the first major motion picture adaptation from the work of iconic author Judy Blume, whose books have sold more than 82 million copies in 41 countries. Davey is a 17 year-old girl abruptly relocated by her grieving mother to the strange "atom bomb" town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. With the sudden and violent death of her father, the displaced Davey no longer knows who to be or how to fit in. Everything that once mattered suddenly seems insignificant. But when she meets Wolf, a mysterious young Native-American, while exploring the surrounding canyons, she feels he is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a pleasant-enough movie, but offers little that the book doesn't give its readers; far too quickly, it fades away."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Time has robbed Blume's subjects of shock value, but her perceptiveness hasn't dimmed. The movie's sincerity carries it along, and makes this story endearing despite its filmmaking clichés."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"...scants the rich emotional potential in favor of After School Special cliches"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"... a perceptive work that should connect with young audiences and proves that Blume's emotional ideas still resonate."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"Tiger Eyes takes youth angst to another level in this page to screen adaptation. Touching on teen alcoholism and pregnancy, atom bombs, and aboriginal life in Los Alamos."
‑ Prairie Miller, WBAI Radio
"Remarkably, the story, adapted by Blume with her son, director Lawrence Blume, seems as fresh, painful and poignant as when she wrote it."
‑ Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News
"This attenuated coming-of-age tale oozes heart and perhaps too much respect for its source material."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Tiger Eyes' characters are so obvious as to be underlined and color-coded."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"Tender, well-acted teen drama is true to classic Blume book."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"Warm, poignant and family-friendly with a rushed, contrived ending."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"There are no surprises among the characters - depressed mom (Amy Jo Johnson), controlling aunt (Cynthia Stevenson), new boyfriend (Tatanka Means) - but the cast is strong enough to build on familiar elements."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"A gentle, honest and shrewdly realized film ... It's worth seeking out."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Guided by a gentle pace, this is a quiet film, in tone and in its acting."
‑ Kent Turner, School Library Journal
"A leaden, rushed movie, with Blume's own son responsible for mucking with the nuances of the source material, flattening promising conflicts and painful introspection."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"Directed and constructed without distinction; nevertheless, it is quite moving, thanks to Blume's storytelling and the sincerity of the performances."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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