Tristan & Isolde (2006)



Critic Consensus: Competent but somewhat static, Tristan & Isolde doesn't achieve the sweeping romanticism that it aims for.

Movie Info

In the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde, young lovers become doomed against the forces of royal politics. English knight Tristan wins the hand of the daughter of the Irish King, but the love threatens the truce between their two countries.

Rating: PG-13 (for intense battle sequences and some sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Dean Georgaris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 25, 2006
Box Office: $14.6M
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as Tristan

as Isolde

as Lord Marke

as King Donnchadh

as Leon

as Sammy

as Lady Serafine

as Lady Marke

as Young Isolde

as Tournament Judge

as Young Melot

as Young Simon

as Irish Soldier

as Funeral Priest

as Tournament Crier

as Coronation Priest

as Witseth

as Widseth's Sister

as Pict Guard

as Tournament Crier

as Lady Aragon

as Coronation Priest

as Wictred

as Young Tristan
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Critic Reviews for Tristan & Isolde

All Critics (127) | Top Critics (37)

Strikes a good balance between action and romance in this version of the medieval legend.

Full Review… | December 18, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

[Tristan and Isolde] moves so sluggishly that someone must have been dosing the cast and crew with Nyquil.

Full Review… | November 27, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Pretty and rather dull.

Full Review… | May 6, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's so cheesy and corny.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

You watch this benumbed retelling of the ancient legend thinking, "This, too, shall pass."

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

No Wagner libretto and not much depth or soul.

Full Review… | November 27, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Tristan & Isolde

James Franco is eaaaassssyyyy on the eyes isn't he? Wowza. Other than that... eh... sorry not much else to say on this...

Jennifer D

Super Reviewer


Melodrama, but decent melodrama. Gorgeous artistic direction and engrossing story of ill-fated lovers.

Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Utterly rote romantic drama which retells the medieval legend of Tristan and Iseult. The script is not compelling, the story drags, and the leads barely register any passion whatsoever. If you must see a movie about star crossed lovers, see Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet instead.

Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

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