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Winter's Tale Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 25, 2014
The only way to even potentially sell any of this was to play it so straight that it hurts a little, and Akiva Goldsman and crew did that, even when it broke the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 23, 2014
Exquisitely awful. I was reminded of M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water, in that both are attempts at building a magical fantasy world by someone who has no clue whatsoever how to go about the task.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
June 23, 2014
This is an adaptation that simply doesn't have much of anything that is engaging about it, leading to two hours that end up being more of a slog than the celebration of life and love it should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
April 11, 2014
"What the hell did I just see?" That was my first comment to the studio representative after I screened "Winter's Tale." Allow me to save you two hours. of your life:
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Amon Warmann
HeyUGuys
March 10, 2014
One can only hope this story works a lot better on page than on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Aine O'Connor
Sunday Independent (Ireland)
March 7, 2014
Unashamedly romantic, it is perhaps a little too convoluted to appeal to the most devoted audience for unashamed romance, the teenage girl.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 5, 2014
...quite striking and engrossing...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
February 28, 2014
A fine book fights gallantly to escape from its straitjacket, but eventually lies down and allows itself to be trampled underfoot by bad ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emma Dibdin
Total Film
February 26, 2014
Fails with such absolute sincerity that pointing out its incompetence feels mean-spirited.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
February 24, 2014
For all of its lofty ambitions, A New York Winter's Tale emerges as a hugely disappointing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan Romney
Observer (UK)
February 23, 2014
Findlay narrates in huge chunks of religiose voice-over. "Nothing has been without purpose - nothing," she concludes. Well, perhaps not nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 22, 2014
'Winter's Tale' may not be the easiest film to follow, but it's one of the most visually stunning.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 22, 2014
A flaky romantic fantasy that spans three time periods and is eye-wateringly ludicrous in each of them.
Sarah Ward
Trespass
February 21, 2014
A fairy tale concept enlivened with average special effects, a plight predicated upon purportedly epic affection rendered with the most rote and unearned of emotion, and a tale supposedly larger-than-life but lacking in enthusiasm or investment.
Natasha Hodgson
SFX Magazine
February 21, 2014
This is a film written, produced and directed by the same person, and the lack of perspective shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Russell Edwards
sbs.com.au
February 21, 2014
Goldsman clearly doesn't know who he is making this movie for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Calum Wilson Austin
FILMINK (Australia)
February 21, 2014
With an unbelievable romance, huge leaps in logic and a messy narrative structure, there's little to recommend about this film.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 21, 2014
A-list stars and gorgeous photography aside, this is the kind of eye-rolling, fairy tale folly that gives Valentine's Day a bad name. Your sweetheart deserves better.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
February 21, 2014
Unfortunately, the film's magical- realist approach comes off as kitsch and preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
February 21, 2014
If these actors felt they owed Goldsman a debt, they've paid it in full.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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