Wild Tigers I Have Known Synopsis
A 13-year-old outcast becomes fixated on an older male schoolmate.
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
fFrst-time feature filmmaker Cam Archer turns what might have been an exercise in salaciousness into a stylish visual poem about desire and...
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75

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Not simply a coming-out story but a journey into the conflicted androgyny of early adolescence.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Archer isn't necessarily taking us anywhere new, but his movie's rapture is beautiful inside and out.
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70

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Like "Twelve and Holding," another film from last year's New Directors series, Wild Tigers achingly sympathizes with the desperate lengths...
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63

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The low-low budget ($50,000) coming-of-age drama, shot on high-def video, is nothing if not daring and innovative.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
Tigers shares a penchant for rigorous self-analysis with such relatively recent films as "Chumscrubber," "Mysterious Skin" and "Tarnation."
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60

Film Threat

While the film feels a little creepy towards the end, Archer has a really amazing visual style and I can't wait to see what he comes up...
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50

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Striking and self-indulgent in equal measure, Cam Archer's first feature, Wild Tigers I Have Known, is an impressive declaration of talent...
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50

Los Angeles Times

The film is a persistent spectacle of audio-visual mood and twee posturing: Strange musical currencies underscore almost every scene, and...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Fragmentation can be an artful method; it can also be the last refuge for someone who scarcely knows how to make a film. In the no-budget...
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Rated NR