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Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jun 6, 2013
    83
    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
    75
    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
    75
    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
    70
    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
    70
    An engaging (if somewhat slender) portrait of the violence of adolescent maturation.
  6. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Jun 6, 2013
    63
    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.
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  1. Jun 17, 2014
    10
    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 »