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TIGER RAID - what did YOU think? [9 vote(s)]

***** 5 Stars - EXCELLENT!
77.8%
**** 4 Stars - Good
11.1%
*** 3 Stars - It was OK
11.1%
** 2 Stars - a bit disapponting
0.0%
* 1 Star - not for me
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Rosie, I had two films the music and atmosphere reminded me of and one of them is Bladerunner!  How interesting we had the same impression! I think for me the music of Bladerunner is haunting, with a dissonant longing quality to it. The music of Tiger Raid echoes that feel. The other is Until the End of the World with William Hurt, which the second half is located in the Australian outback. It's an odd movie, very fast pace at first then very slow, there's a built up and drawn out expectancy.  That's how Tiger Raid felt. Not slow per say, but the expection of action, the expectation of some resolution, is drawn out. I don't mean that as a criticism, it was very well done to keep you at the edge of your seat in heightened awareness, second guessing your perception of the continually shifting and degrading character of the two men. 

Btw, the music is the only thing I liked about Bladerunner.  

Completely agree that the cinematography deserved that big screen.  I fortunately have a fairly large one, so really did feel immersed in the landscape.  Still not sure about the "test".  My first impression is that Paddy WAS being tested, the boss would have known exactly who it was he'd been in a relationship with.  The suicide jacket seemed like revenge.  As Paddy said, it was excessive when he could have just shot him and been done with it. Paddy asking all those questions about Marylin (was that what he called Ruby?) felt like leading questions, rather than idle chit chat or actual interest.  Paddy's mission was to get Joe to break down and want to commit suicide.  But I feel I need to watch the movie again to get into deeper meanings.

I don't know if I'll be able to make the chat.  Have alot going on with the house and the upcoming trip.  But I will try.  





-- Edited by whimsyfox on Tuesday 25th of October 2016 01:39:28 AM

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Domino, that review is just beautiful!



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Thank you whimsy!

I've watched TR four times now and... OMG this film is so good. You'd think the impact would lessen with repeated exposure but it doesn't. Every time I've cried and laughed my way through it. Perhaps with more laughter as the disturbing elements become less of a surprise? There are so many funny lines, mostly from Joe.. so intertwined with the darkness and tragedy.

"Overheads"

"Professional standards"

"jesus how could anyone f*** a soclal worker"

"I met Gandhi"

"and I had to buy Gandhi a new rug"

"heart attacks are for amateurs"

 

I can confirm that for me the emotion was not just because of seeing the film for the fist time after waiting so long.. And the tears begin as soon as the soundtrack casts its evocative spell as the film opens against the blue bathed backdrop. And that scene with the sunrise? I nearly sob. Every time.

Just me?



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How funny you thought of Blade Runner too, whimsy! It's definitely the haunting quality of the music that reminded me of it.

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whimsyfox wrote:

Rosie, I had two films the music and atmosphere reminded me of and one of them is Bladerunner!  How interesting we had the same impression! I think for me the music of Bladerunner is haunting, with a dissonant longing quality to it. The music of Tiger Raid echoes that feel. ........................

Btw, the music is the only thing I liked about Bladerunner.  


-- Edited by whimsyfox on Tuesday 25th of October 2016 01:39:28 AM


 That's a good description of the music, Whimsy.  

I also never really liked Bladerunner, which is odd since it's sci-fi and it's one of my boyfriend's favorite movies of all time.  



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BUMP!!!

Thank you to those who have shared reactions to Tiger Raid and voted in the poll!

Have you seen TIGER RAID?

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Molonians!
If you've seen Tiger Raid and not done so yet, please vote in our film poll and come tell us what you think!

Also, please rate and review the film on iTunesIMDb and Rotten Tomatoes! 

(I've added mine, but you can only see the iTunes one if you're visiting the page via the store.)



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I finally saw this film. First of all I have to say that I was not sure if I would like to see this movie. I imagined something very different. But I did not deal with the movie before. And, because I'm only here for a short time, I have not waited for it as long as you all.

 

I had bought it at Amazon on DVD and I saw an opinion that said the Irish accent is so bad that you can hardly understand it.

 

So I was now curious and wanted to just take a quick look (my husband has been waiting for me in the garden) whether it works with the subtitles.

 

But when the film started I could not stop anymore. I have now also read what you wrote and can agree with it. I sat on the edge of my sofa thinking all the time: what is that? Rarely have passed 90 minutes so fast. I have not expected a psychological thriller. That's why the movie took me completely. The performances of Damien and Brian I consider absolutely fantastic. The end I did not expect at all, but for this movie it is a worthy end. I could not get him out of my head for many days.

 

As Domino already said: There is a pain in my heart still. Not because of the outcome, but because of the journey, the revelations, the sadness.. for them all.

 

This is exactly what I've felt. I also think that it was right that Shadha Paddy shot to be free. But just like Fifi says, at what price? How bad must Paddy have been that he has pushed Shadha so far to do something like that??

I am very impressed with the film, the actors, the story and the wonderful pictures.



-- Edited by Sana on Wednesday 24th of May 2017 02:05:50 PM

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It sure is an intense and indelible film Sana, really glad you found a way to watch it. Yes, for me because Paddy's darkness is more insidiously revealed in the latter part of the film, in contrast to Joe, who was clearly troubled (understatement) from the start, it sits more disturbingly and deeply, for longer.Thank you for sharing your vote in the poll and your reactions to the film, hopefully it will inspire others to also

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I just managed to catch up with this on DVD so I've had a read through the thread now and there are some cracking reviews - not sure I can add much.

I'm still digesting but overall I found it thought-provoking, beautifully shot, great performances from the main cast, wonderful soundscape. I think its roots in theatre were showing (not at all a bad thing in my book - it was almost certainly behind the focus on character-driven action).

Any thoughts on why the two deleted scenes included as extras on the DVD were deleted? I'm guessing a limit on runtime for some reason although it didn't feel overly long at all and they wouldn't have added much. I thought both added something in terms of both tone and clarity. Tone-wise, although there is dark humour pretty much throughout, these two were probably the funniest sequences. The semtex scene also established more of a direct connection between Paddy and the unseen Dave than was apparent elsewhere - that link was important for how things eventually played out. The Vatican scene also made the influence and significance of religion that bit more clear, too.

I think I'll be rewatching in the not too distant future to see what I missed the first time, I feel like there are layers of stuff to excavate and ponder.



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Was sad for the ending 



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