One of Joel Schumacher
's few good films, Tigerland is about the experiences of a group of soldiers at a U.S. Army
training camp for Advanced Infantry
, called Tigerland, their last stop before entering Vietnam
, during the Vietnam War
. Actually, much of the movie takes place before they reach Tigerland.
gives an excellent performance as a soldier trying to get kicked out of the army before he gets shipped off to war, while Matthew Davis
plays an intelligent, young writer who enlisted in order to find out more about himself.
The movie is reminiscent of Platoon
, Full Metal Jacket
, and even of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Highly recommended if you like war movies