Wild Tigers I Have Known
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2007)

Logan, soft-spoken, lonely, and 13-years-old, is a boy with a crush. Unlike his equally lonely friend Joey, who obsesses over the sexual exploits of the slightly older, post-pubescent boys, Logan is fixated on the boys… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 2, 2007
DVD Release Date: July 10, 2007
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beautiful imagery and sharp performances make Wild Tigers a memorable film from first-time director Cam Archer.

Ed Gonzalez
Los Angeles Times

This is lyricism at its most extreme, at once gripping and off-putting because Archer views his characters as if he were gawking at them through the bars of a cage.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The filmmaker, Cam Archer, seems to be trying for a mood of hazy self-pity, which he achieves just enough to make you wish he'd get over it.

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Karina Longworth

The movie wears its ancestors on its sleeve -- Tarnation and My Own Private Idaho, sure, but also Kenneth Anger, Warhol, Harmony Korine.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

[Director] Archer isn't necessarily taking us anywhere new, but his movie's rapture is beautiful inside and out.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

While there's something admirable in [director] Archer's attempt at making an ambient song of the self out of the protagonist's search for sexual identity (along with some heavily metaphorical mountain-lion attacks), the result is empty.

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Don Willmott

Beautifully, I mean really beautifully, shot

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Wild Tigers I Have Known studiously avoids the clichés of the genre. It's also exasperatingly inconclusive. Its dreamy, enigmatic characters often fail to engage.

John Anderson

Young writer-director Cam Archer uses disjointed imagery, textures and clashing sound to create something seamlessly odd and poignantly pubescent.

Eric D. Snider

If you allow yourself to be immersed in its often beautiful images and its reflective, ethereal atmosphere, it can be a memorable experience.

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