Just released from the base stockade, recruit Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell) joins a platoon of young soldiers preparing to ship out to Vietnam. Bozz’s independence and outright defiance draws fire from his own men as well as commanding officers. But when the platoon is sent to Tigerland, a hellish training ground that is the last stop before Vietnam, Bozz’s leadership and loyalty bring his men together — triggering extraordinary consequences.
Colin Farrell delivers a “star-making performance”(ABC –TV ) and is a winner of the Best Actor Award from the Boston Society of Film Critics in this riveting action film from acclaimed director Joel Schumacher.
**Commentary by Director Joel Schumacher
**The Real Tigerland
**Joel Schumacher: Journey to Tigerland
**Ross Klavan: Ode to Tigerland
**Casting Session with Colin Farrell
**TV Spot: One Man
**TV Spot: Compelling Review
Cast & Crew
This take on Vietnam War doesn't break new thematic ground but it's Schumacher's best film since the 1993 Falling Down, and it showcases the talents of newcomer Colin Farrell, who has everything that it takes to become a major Hollywood star
Even when the script overtaxes the allegory about how Vietnam divided a nation at home, Schumacher and the actors prevail by fixing their sights on what happens to men on that last stop before the game of war becomes a grim reality.
A great army movie.
For those who don't mind being challenged, however, and are curious to see why Farrell is being touted as the next big thing, Tigerland has its rewards.
Tigerland lands squarely in the top tier of best movies about America's Vietnam experience.
Tigerland is tightly constructed and culminates with a stunningly appropriate charge of ambiguity.