Wild Tigers I Have Known Fragmentation can be an artful method; it can also be the last refuge for someone who scarcely knows how to make a film. In the… Wild Tigers I Have Known Fragmentation can be an artful method; it can also be the last refuge for someone who scarcely knows how to make a film. In the… 2007-02-28 Unrated PT98M Drama Malcolm Stumpf Patrick White Fairuza Balk IFC First Take
Movie Review

Wild Tigers I Have Known (2007)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
PAPER-THIN 'TIGERS' Fairuza Balk and Malcolm Stumpf should have Known better
Image credit: Wild Tigers I Have Known: Allison Watkins
PAPER-THIN 'TIGERS' Fairuza Balk and Malcolm Stumpf should have Known better
EW's GRADE
F

Details Limited Release: Feb 28, 2007; Rated: Unrated; Length: 98 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Malcolm Stumpf and Patrick White; Distributor: IFC First Take

Fragmentation can be an artful method; it can also be the last refuge for someone who scarcely knows how to make a film. In the no-budget fantasia Wild Tigers I Have Known, the fragments are like a borrowed collage of gay coming-of-age tropes — a boy wearing lipstick, or standing in a sunset field, accompanied by soporific I-wandered-lonely-as-a-cloud voice-over. The filmmaker, Cam Archer, seems to be trying for a mood of hazy self-pity, which he achieves just enough to make you wish he'd get over it.

Originally posted Mar 07, 2007 Published in issue #925 Mar 16, 2007 Order article reprints