The Prince of Tides Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 3, 2012
The results may seem overripe and dated in spots, but she coaxes a fine performance out of Nolte, and the other actors (herself included) acquit themselves honorably.
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 18, 2008
A deeply moving exploration of the tangled emotions of a dysfunctional Southern family, this lovingly crafted (though unevenly scripted) film of Pat Conroy's novel centers on Nick Nolte's performance of a lifetime.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
They do make 'em like it any more.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The Prince of Tides marks Ms. Streisand's triumphantly good job of locating that story's salient elements and making them come alive on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Streisand hyperbolizes everything, from James Newton Howard's whackingly obtrusive score to Nick Nolte's overripe narration.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
An assured and very serious love story that allows neither humor nor romance to get in the way of its deeper and darker subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
When her good sense doesn't yield to hubris, Streisand shows the polish of a veteran director in handling this complicated form.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A big-hearted performance by Nick Nolte puts The Prince of Tides over the top.
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Entertainment Weekly
December 25, 1991
The Prince of Tides is a big, messy, go-for-the-throat soap opera, the sort of movie in which every third scene feels like one of those soul-spilling climaxes they use for clips on Oscar night.
Full Review | Original Score: C