Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
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. Read full review
Emphasizing local color but often unconvincing in its depiction of social customs. Read full review
The voices in Black Tulip declaim themes of renewed hope and freedom, while the plot's grand gestures too often fall flat. Read full review
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. Read full review
There are good intentions here, but too little nuance. Read full review
The Black Tulip is noteworthy for its existence alone - and not, unfortunately, for much else. Read full review
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. Read full review
Newlyweds are slaughtered, a child kidnapped and a suicide bombing foiled, all of it advanced by chunks of clumsy dialogue and embarrassingly labored acting. Read full review
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