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: September 26, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 11, 2009
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The fanciful tale is too absurd to take seriously.

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Nora Lee Mandel

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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David Cornelius

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.

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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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