The Tiger Rising

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Synopsis

Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid star in this beloved tale based on the New York Times best-selling book by Kate DiCamillo. When 12-year-old Rob Horton (Christian Convery) discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home, his imagination runs wild and life begins to change in the most unexpected ways. With the help of a wise and mysterious maid, Willie May (Queen Latifah) and the stubborn new girl in school (Madalen Mills), he navigates through childhood memories, heartache, and wondrous adventures in this heartwarming adaptation.

Cast

  • Christian Convery
  • Sam Trammell
  • Madalen Mills
  • Katharine McPhee
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Queen Latifah
  • Angela Giaratana
  • Nicholas Ryan Hernandez

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Metacritic

40
Jan 21, 2022

The metaphors are so obvious that the film becomes trapped in its own cage of archetypes and clichés, and unlike the tiger, there is no champion to open the gates to a more original cinematic world.

Metacritic review by Teo Bugbee
Teo Bugbee
The New York Times
20
Jan 21, 2022

Giarratana doesn’t seem to trust that the story of two kids and their emotions is enough of a draw onscreen, so they fluff up the movie to bolster the drama — but really, they should have just let the tiger run free.

Petrana Radulovic
Polygon
50
Jan 20, 2022

The script wields its symbolic hammer so heavily that it tends to smother the story’s more authentic emotions.

Metacritic review by Gary Goldstein
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times