Tigerland (2000)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 6, 2000
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A great cast and the gritty feel of the film help elevate Tigerland above the familiarity of the subject matter.

Emanuel Levy

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

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

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.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Stylistically this is more interesting and more affected than Schumacher's Flawless. Either way, it's a big improvement on his past tendentious nonsense.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Tigerland lands squarely in the top tier of best movies about America's Vietnam experience.

Eric Melin

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Tigerland is tightly constructed and culminates with a stunningly appropriate charge of ambiguity.

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Film Threat

Ever since Three Kings redefined just how great a war movie can be, movies like Tigerland have become unforgivable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Basically this is just a low-budget indie mashup of Cool Hand Luke and Full Metal Jacket, and you know what? This might be a tired formula, but it still kinda… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Capt. Saunders: You are pissing your life away. Bozz: Well, I don't need the fucking army and I don't need the fucking war to tell me that, Sir! I… More
Wahida K
The system wanted them to become soldiers. One soldier just wanted to be human.
Arash Xak
Diasppointing & I'm missing what it's trying to say, War is pointless & how it affects humans? well I don't think the movie has done a… More
Al S
An extreamly powerful drama. It's remarkable, thoughtful, conflicting and exhilerating. Director, Joel Schumacher's masterpiece, his finest film yet.… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"The system wanted them to become soldiers. One soldier just wanted to be human."</i> A group of recruits go through Advanced… More