Atom User Reviews for The Tiger Rising
My Family enjoyed it.
Designed for maximum corniness, The Tiger Rising peppers its action with enough references to God, upturned-to-the-heavens gazes and warm enveloping light to make clear its function as a homily.
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.
The script wields its symbolic hammer so heavily that it tends to smother the story’s more authentic emotions.