Tristan & Isolde (2006)



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

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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.
PG-13 (for intense battle sequences and some sexuality)
Drama , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Romance
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James Franco
as Tristan
Sophia Myles
as Isolde
Rufus Sewell
as Lord Marke
David O'Hara
as King Donnchadh
JB Blanc
as Leon
Leo Gregory
as Sammy
Graham Mullins
as Morholt
Ronan Vibert
as Bodkin
Thomas Sangster
as Young Tristan
Cheyenne Rushing
as Lady Serafine
Barbara Kodetova
as Lady Marke
Isobel Moynihan
as Young Isolde
Gordon Truefitt
as Tournament Judge
Myles Taylor
as Young Melot
Jack Montgomery
as Young Simon
Marek Vasut
as Luther
David Fisher
as Irish Soldier
Kevin Flood
as Funeral Priest
Philip O'Sullivan
as Paddreggh
Nevan Finnegan
as Tournament Crier
Jon Olafsson
as Coronation Priest
Todd Kramer
as Witseth
Winter Ave Zoli
as Widseth's Sister
Mirek Simunek
as Pict Guard
Nevan Finegan
as Tournament Crier
Bronwen Davies
as Lady Aragon
Jón ??lafsson
as Coronation Priest
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Critic Reviews for Tristan & Isolde

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (36)

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.

November 27, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Pretty and rather dull.

Full Review… | May 5, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's so cheesy and corny.

January 25, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

A serious, old-fashioned, history-heavy romance.

Full Review… | January 18, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

I dub thee tolerable.

January 17, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

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
Jennifer D

Super Reviewer


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

Alice Shen
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
Mark Hobin

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