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Tristan & Isolde Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 11, 2006
...never out-and-out boring...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 11, 2006
Much more A Knight's Tale than Romeo & Juliet
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 31, 2006
The movie attempts a sort of documentary realism in depicting a period that is largely undocumented %u2026 but as was the case with the flat-footed King Arthur of two years ago, you may miss the magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
January 26, 2006
It's so cheesy and corny.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
January 23, 2006
The legend of "Tristan & Isolde" happened a long time ago, so the story goes. And here it's retold as an average film that could have been worse, but could have been better, for the resume of director Kevin Reynolds.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
January 21, 2006
A poignant, old-fashioned, history-heavy forbidden romance
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
January 20, 2006
The film's roots and execution are faithful to the source and allow the emotional and thematic complexity of the tale to shine through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 19, 2006
A handsomely assembled non-musical version of the legend ... the chinks in the armor creep in with James Franco, all lathered up in a weepy soap opera performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 19, 2006
It has action and intrigue, diabolic plots, a tournament of champions, and everything else you would expect from a medieval movie, but it has a tendency to over tell the story and needs more romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 18, 2006
A serious, old-fashioned, history-heavy romance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 18, 2006
Do we really want less magic in our legends? And if these stories are stripped of their mythic aspects, are they even very interesting anymore?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 18, 2006
A good romance with plenty of adventure to entertain both sexes.
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Peter L'Official
Village Voice
January 17, 2006
I dub thee tolerable.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 17, 2006
[R]eally good, in all sorts of unexpected ways: it's stirring, sexy, exciting, tragic, and perhaps most surprisingly, genuine.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
January 15, 2006
The movie lacks style and pacing; Franco and Myles look too contemporary. They would be more at home with their romantic problems on some Fox or WB drama ...
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 15, 2006
Intensely romantic and artistically photographed, 'Tristan & Isolde' is a welcome quality release during the January movie doldrums.
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
January 15, 2006
Arthur Reinhart's stunning images repeatedly isolate Isolde among the cool, gray expanse of natural settings. She's a freethinking woman at the mercy of powerful forces beyond her control, trapped in the wrong place at the wrong time in history.
| Original Score: 3/4
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
January 14, 2006
Formulaic, often tedious re-telling of the ancient legend.
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Keith Breese
January 14, 2006
one of those rare cinematic experiences that feels whole, that feels authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dustin Putman
January 14, 2006
A sweeping, heartfelt tale, beautifully told, that works on multiple levels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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