Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jun 6, 2013
    Directed by Blume's son Lawrence, this gentle drama based on Blume's 1981 novel works surprisingly well considering the numerous trappings of the material, while demonstrating exactly why it's so difficult to bring Blume's work to the screen.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Jun 6, 2013
    The result is an uncommon intimacy, the kind you find in a Judy Blume novel. Her grit and grace are all over this heartfelt adventure of a movie. She gives it a spirit that soars.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Jun 6, 2013
    A gentle, honest and shrewdly realized film such as Tiger Eyes, based on the 1981 Judy Blume novel, shouldn't have to fight for a moviegoer's attention or an exhibitor's screens. But it's worth seeking out.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Jun 5, 2013
    For a certain type of contemplative teen girl, its sensitive handling of heavy material will surely prove affecting, though the picture sometimes veers too far to the sleepy end of low-key.
  5. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jun 4, 2013
    An engaging (if somewhat slender) portrait of the violence of adolescent maturation.
  6. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jun 6, 2013
    Time has robbed Blume’s subjects of shock value, but her perceptiveness hasn’t dimmed. The movie’s sincerity carries it along, and makes this story endearing despite its filmmaking clichés.
  7. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    Jun 6, 2013
    Davey’s tortuous emotional distress, while generically relatable, seems more appropriate to a younger teen rather than a young woman who’s practically a college freshman. This curious disjunction impacts the performances as well, which are adequate but rarely persuasive.
  8. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Jun 6, 2013
    There are no surprises among the characters — depressed mom (Amy Jo Johnson), controlling aunt (Cynthia Stevenson), new boyfriend (Tatanka Means) — but the cast is strong enough to build on familiar elements.
  9. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Jun 6, 2013
    The movie, though uneven, benefits from a strong sense of place and an exceptionally well-cast lead.
  10. Reviewed by: Jessica Shaw
    Jun 6, 2013
    Best to forget the movie version exists and keep your happy childhood memories intact.
  11. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Jun 6, 2013
    It’s all a bit precious and predictable.
  12. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Jun 4, 2013
    This pubescent navel-gazer has only its star Holland (Brian De Palma’s stepdaughter) to recommend it, not for her acting but only for her undeniable corn-fed–Emmanuelle Béart looks.
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  1. Jun 17, 2014
    The film is an examination into how precious life really can be. A young girl (Willa Holland, who anchors the film remarkably well) is thrustThe film is an examination into how precious life really can be. A young girl (Willa Holland, who anchors the film remarkably well) is thrust into a difficult world upon the sudden and violent death of her father. Tiger Eyes is a gentle and honest film, with a strong supporting cast, including the singer and actress Amy Jo Johnson. She is great as a Davey's mother in her nearly catatonic state of depression. Full Review »