The Black Tulip Synopsis
A family opens a restaurant in Kabul after the U.S. invasion and becomes a target of the Taliban.
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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....
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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...
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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

By
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...
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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...
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Awful

By caitlinhayden
I can't believe this movie made it to theaters....