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    San Francisco Chronicle

    Remember that manic, rambling Oscar acceptance speech, when Benigni leapt around the auditorium? That might have been charming for two or three minutes, but imagine two hours of it. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Benigni clearly intends to make some impassioned statements about the futility of war, the power of romance, the enduring strength of optimism. However, the once-appealing innocence of his exuberant persona has become curdled over time. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Perhaps a greater passage of time was needed to provide a more effective historical perspective, but "Tiger" has a bigger problem with a dramatic structure that sags conspicuously in the middle, never to completely correct itself. show more

  • 38
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Benigni's artfully composed images are as empty as his political convictions. show more

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    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The longer the movie goes on, the more annoying Benigni's infantile behavior becomes. show more

  • 60
    Deborah Young Variety

    Like an Iraq-war mirror image of "Life Is Beautiful," actor-director Roberto Benigni's The Tiger and the Snow re-runs the successful structure and comic persona of the 1998 Oscar-winning film in a trippy fantasia about a poet who follows his love to hell and, in this happier ending, back. show more

  • 50
    Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com

    A winsome, charming and irresistibly romantic picture, and also a profoundly self-involved one that has nothing whatever to do with Iraq or war or much of anything else besides the butterfly-like spirit of Roberto Benigni. But I guess that combination makes it a great holiday selection choice for certain disheveled, liberal family groups. Mine, for instance. show more

  • 20
    Village Voice

    The results are neither profound nor funny, but merely uncomfortable. A hubristic failure at risky humor, The Tiger and the Snow provides Benigni his own Michael Richards moment. show more

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    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    It doesn't seem possible that a film with both the formidable Reno and Waits could be all bad, but The Tiger and the Snow is precisely so. show more

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    Jeannette Catsoulis The New York Times

    A scorching affront to Italians, Iraqis and the intelligence of movie audiences everywhere. show more

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