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A young man tries to fight the military system only to find it fighting back in unexpected ways in this hard-edged drama. In 1971, Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell) is a draftee who has been sent to the Advanced Infantry Training Facility in Fort Polk, LA, where with hundreds of other new soldiers he's to be taught a final course in combat skills before being shipped out to Vietnam. Bozz has no interest in going to war, and is determined to get sent home as a troublemaker. But his plan backfires; his superiors regard his insubordination as a sign of intelligence and independent thinking, and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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"
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"A great army movie."
‑ Joel Siegel, Good Morning America
"I wouldn't put Tigerland in the top ranks of war movies, but it's a solid second-tier entry that makes you think about the characters."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"A talented newcomer with genuine presence, Farrell is able to suggest some complexity in a character that is written without any."
‑ Michael Dequina, Film Threat
"Tigerland will only reinforce one of the biggest complaints regarding Schumacher's work: that it's all about the look, not the material."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Stylistically this is more interesting and more affected than Schumacher's Flawless. Either way, it's a big improvement on his past tendentious nonsense."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"For those who don't mind being challenged, however, and are curious to see why Farrell is being touted as the next big thing, Tigerland has its rewards."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Farrell is the best thing about the film, which veers into oversentimentality quite a bit for a film that's shot with such a gritty aesthetic."
‑ Eric Melin, Scene-Stealers.com
"...never quite catches fire or becomes the searing expose that director Schumacher intended."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"At best, Tigerland is not much more than a low-rated, cable-channel movie-of-the-week that should be channel-surfed right on by."
‑ Susannah Breslin, Film Threat
"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."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Tigerland lands squarely in the top tier of best movies about America's Vietnam experience."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Ever since Three Kings redefined just how great a war movie can be, movies like Tigerland have become unforgivable."
‑ , Film Threat
"Farrell holds the film together as the one element that sets this a notch above the average military drama."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
"The hype is justified -- Farrell's performance just screams star quality and has already drawn comparisons with Steve McQueen and Paul Newman."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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