The Tiger Rising

critic Reviews

, 17% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Nick SchagerVariety
    Stodgy storytelling... plays out with no mystery, ambiguity or subtlety.
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    Gary GoldsteinLos Angeles Times
    Too bad the rest of the movie isn't as captivating as the big, beautiful cat at its center.
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    Teo BugbeeNew York Times
    The metaphors are so obvious that the film becomes trapped in its own cage of archetypes and clichés...
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    Steve DavisAustin Chronicle
    Director/screenwriter Giarratana occasionally summons up a lovely moment, although the overall tone is inconsistent.
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    Nell MinowMovie Mom
    Exceptional special effects lend a touch of magic that both softens some of the harsher material and helps keep us inside the children's point of view.
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    John SerbaDecider
    Even younger, less critical audiences will be bored by The Tiger Rising.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Two kids find a caged tiger and vow to protect it. Dennis Quaid has a great cameo as the villain in this enjoyable family film.
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    Luke GorhamIn Review Online
    [The Tiger Rising is] as unimaginative and perfunctory as adaptations come.
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    Wade MajorFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The whole thing is well-intentioned and everyone makes the best of the material.
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    Tara McNamaraCommon Sense Media
    While great stories are always great, good books don't always translate into good movies -- and that's the case here.
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