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  • 60
    Richard James Havis The Hollywood Reporter

    Tigers shares a penchant for rigorous self-analysis with such relatively recent films as "Chumscrubber," "Mysterious Skin" and "Tarnation." show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    fFrst-time feature filmmaker Cam Archer turns what might have been an exercise in salaciousness into a stylish visual poem about desire and adolescent alienation. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Archer isn't necessarily taking us anywhere new, but his movie's rapture is beautiful inside and out. show more

  • 63
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    The low-low budget ($50,000) coming-of-age drama, shot on high-def video, is nothing if not daring and innovative. show more

  • 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 with next. show more

  • 75
    Bill White Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Not simply a coming-out story but a journey into the conflicted androgyny of early adolescence. show more

  • NA
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    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 fantasia Wild Tigers I Have Known, the fragments are like a borrowed collage of gay coming-of-age tropes. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Like "Twelve and Holding," another film from last year's New Directors series, Wild Tigers achingly sympathizes with the desperate lengths an obsessed adolescent will go to in pursuit of love. As you watch the movie, you pray that, in the language of "Tea and Sympathy," the future teachers of Logan's life lessons will "be kind." show more

  • 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 Logan's acts of scoping and cocooning, in and out of Joey's planetary-themed bedroom, are punctuated with fuzzy video of animals on the hunt. show more

  • 50
    Dennis Harvey Variety

    Striking and self-indulgent in equal measure, Cam Archer's first feature, Wild Tigers I Have Known, is an impressive declaration of talent that nonetheless gets a little drunk and disorderly at the trough of High Art. Arresting visual and sonic textures frequently overwhelm sketchy narrative, leaving surface provocation too seldom ballasted by deeper psychological truths or emotional impact. show more

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