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Trishna Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Unfocused and easily forgettable, this drama shows that even a likable actress can't carry a movie that undervalues its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
Trishna is an admirable effort, but it's too detached and disinterested in the viewer to make an impact. This is a tough film to get through, and even if one makes it to the end, there's little reward to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 7, 2012
An intriguing addition to the work of an erratic but always interesting filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Grae Drake
Movies.com
August 7, 2012
Hit the books instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 6, 2012
Things start off promising, but, by the time the final reel rolls, Winterbottom's too-detached style seems to be willfully wallowing in oversimplified misery.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 3, 2012
Trishna engages the potent collisions of the rural and the urban, the poor and the rich, and considers how these interactions unfold in a romance and how they might also destroy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 2, 2012
Winterbottom's socially conscious, contemporary adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles is first-rate.
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 27, 2012
Freida Pinto is a goddess among us, but this set-in-India version of Tess of the D'Ubervilles is just so-so.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Barsanti
PopMatters
July 27, 2012
...Winterbottom's most gorgeous film to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 26, 2012
While the film never delves deep enough into its characters' emotions to be truly spellbinding, it's well worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 26, 2012
Freida Pinto is so incredibly pretty in "Trishna." And so incredibly boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
July 26, 2012
Winterbottom has complete control of the film's look and feel, but the story seems to run away from him.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
July 25, 2012
It's an ambitious and evocative effort derailed in part by a passive lead performance that keeps the material at an emotional distance.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
July 20, 2012
Pinto's piercingly expressive eyes tell the whole story--the excitement of not only first love but the new, and that innocent hope and romantic idealism slowly, inevitably bled dry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
July 20, 2012
A rare unsatisfying swerve from an otherwise reliably provocative career.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 19, 2012
Rather than a strong script, Winterbottom relies on a hyperactive camera, as if he were trying to recreate an updated dramatic classic by way of a music video.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
July 19, 2012
"Trishna" works largely on the strength of Winterbottom's clever updates of a century-old story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Adams
Globe and Mail
July 19, 2012
A loose but nonetheless pretty faithful recasting of Hardy's penultimate tragedy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
July 19, 2012
A nice inversion of the star-cross'd lovers trope.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 19, 2012
Winterbottom gives a bright panorama of Indian life, from the agrarian countryside to the tumult of Jaipur and the sophistication of Mumbai.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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