What’s Up, Tiger Lily?

"...Abe Lincoln?"

Title: What’s Up, Tiger Lily?
Year: 1966
Director: Woody Allen / Senkichi Taniguchi
Writers: Woody Allen, Julie Bennett, Frank Buxton, Louise Lasser, Len Maxwell, Mickey Rose, Bryan Wilson
Starring: Tatsuya Mihashi, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tadao Nakamaru, Susumu Kurobe (original footage); Woody Allen, Frank Buxton, Louise Lasser (voices)
Music: The Lovin’ Spoonful
Length: 80 minutes
Synopsis: a Japanese spy movie re-dubbed by Woody Allen
How I saw it: on video (rented on DVD), yesterday
Subjective Rating: 6/10 (Okay).
Objective Rating: 2/10 (gets points for dialog and subjective rating) c. 1.4/4 (Bad).

Dumb, with occasional bursts of hilarity. Mostly it’s just boring filler. The concept’s a cute idea, but why would they do it with a movie with so little dialog?

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2 Responses to What’s Up, Tiger Lily?

  1. Wes says:

    Hey, I love this film, what are you looking for?
    This was a breakthrough in it’s own way, others have tried similar formats, God knows, but this was the original. Watch it again and have a big glass of wine and stop looking for something.
    thanks for reading this,,,,,Wes

    • Daniel says:

      Others have tried similar formats? That is truly sad news.

      Since you ask, what I’m looking for, from a movie like this, is to have fun. Like I said, it has occasional bursts of hilarity. It’s an okay movie. But I don’t think I’ll be watching it again any time soon.

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