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  • Summary: Tears of the Black Tiger takes a journey back to a lost past -- the heroic years of Thai genre cinema, when influences from Hollywood and everywhere else were subsumed into rollicking Thai melodramas for an audience of avid fans. (Magnolia Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 88
    What do you get when you mix a Douglas Sirk melodrama with a Sergio Leone Western? Tears of the Black Tiger, a high-camp Western from, of all places, Thailand.
  2. It has a tendency to overextend its outrageous arias, but this pop-art confection both spoofs and celebrates the crazy conventions of movie melodramas and genre cinema with pure affection.
  3. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    80
    Written and directed by Wisit Sasanatieng, a commercial director making his first feature film, Tears of the Black Tiger is a technical and aesthetic marvel.
  4. Director Wisit Sasanatieng uses every trick imaginable to create surreal postmodern nostalgia. Has he wound up with pure camp, or a cult classic? As he clearly understands, the best B-movies are both.
  5. A jaw-dropper: a delirium-inducing crash course in international trash.
  6. 70
    This is a scrapbook, a happy jumble, of many of the things we instinctively respond to in movies: color, shape, sound and movement, all intensified by heightened emotion.
  7. A few more films like Tears of the Black Tiger, and kitsch will be on its way to having a bad name.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. GilbertL.
    Feb 9, 2007
    7
    This movie doesn't leave one cowboy movie or romance cliche unturned. Romance moves WAY too slowly but cowboy portions are a blast. This movie doesn't leave one cowboy movie or romance cliche unturned. Romance moves WAY too slowly but cowboy portions are a blast. Movie is part sendup and tribute. The sidekick character is a standout. Expand

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