Tiger Warsaw

(Amin Q. Chaudri, USA, 1988)


This film must rate as a male weepie, judging from the tear permanently lodged in Patrick Swayze's eye as he cruises mournfully past his parents and utters lines such as: "Is it true you can't ever go home again?"

Trying to redeem himself for the violence he perpetrated on his father in his teen years, and his subsequent adventures with booze, drugs and dealing, 'Tiger' returns to his hometown and promptly destabilises every normal civilian in sight.

Amin Q. Chaudri's almost amateurish film has an odd, compelling quality associated with much rawly sentimental, innocently naive art.

© Adrian Martin January 1993

Film Critic: Adrian Martin
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