• Released
  • October 26, 2012
  • 1 hr 56 min
  • Drama
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
The film is a deeply heartfelt experience that addresses the struggles of everyday people in a strange land most of us know nothing about. You will not go away unmoved. See it, and learn something.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Emphasizing local color but often unconvincing in its depiction of social customs.
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50

Los Angeles Times

The voices in Black Tulip declaim themes of renewed hope and freedom, while the plot's grand gestures too often fall flat.
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40

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Tulip has the conviction as well as the artlessness of a saber-rattling speech at a political fundraising dinner, one that preaches fire and brimstone to inflame the already converted. Those seeking a more nuanced portrayal of the challenges facing the country will be less satisfied.
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40

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
There are good intentions here, but too little nuance.
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40

Time Out New York

The Black Tulip is noteworthy for its existence alone - and not, unfortunately, for much else.
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38

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
The plot, however, comes with twists you can spot as far off as a Himalayan peak. The dialogue is heavily expository, and the actors are not up to the task of breathing life into characters meant to symbolize the Spirit of the Afghan People or the Nature of Evil.
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30

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Newlyweds are slaughtered, a child kidnapped and a suicide bombing foiled, all of it advanced by chunks of clumsy dialogue and embarrassingly labored acting.
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37 out of 100
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