Save the Tiger
Save the Tiger (1973)

Star Jack Lemmon was so eager to see Save the Tiger make it to the big screen that he waived his salary rather than have the film exceed its tiny budget. Lemmon portrays "the great American tragedy" as upwardly mobile garment… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 14, 1973
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Phil Hall
Film Snobbery

A jolting drama, fueled by two stunning performances.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Lemmon turns in showy, theatrical work that's appropriate to the not-terribly subtle film around him, but the whole enterprise is one that's best avoided...

Emanuel Levy

Jack Lemmon won the 1973 Best Actor Oscar in John Avildsen's Arthur Miller-like sentimental melodrama, in which he plays a bitter down-on-his-luck L.A. businessman who feels cheated by the American Dream.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A compelling drama about morality under fire in the life of a middle-aged business man

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Chuck O'Leary

A great film of uncommon truth.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
Set fire to the factory. Supply women for the clients. Harry Stoner will do anything to get one more season.
Mister Caple
The greatest performance ever given by an actor and Jack Lemmon delivers this in his breathtaking Oscar winning role. One of the top ten best films of 1973.
John Ballantine
A tour de force for Lemmon. Consider this to be a bridge between the early great comedic work and the really marvelous dramatic work of his later career.