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Tristan & Isolde Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 12, 2006
Oh, their legend will survive. But this classic comics-style perfume commercial of a re-telling will not.
Read More | Original Score: C
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 12, 2006
At its core is a pair of lovers no contemporary audience could possibly care for, and at the periphery are characters that threaten to become interesting but never quite do.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
January 26, 2006
It's so cheesy and corny.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 12, 2006
Tristan and Isolde is the story on which William Shakespeare based Romeo and Juliet, and, judging from the movie, he's a heck of a rewrite man.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
January 13, 2006
There are serious ideas at work here. But in these hands, it's as shallow and glossed-over as Franco's English accent.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
January 13, 2006
This couple has endured for over 900 years; the least Tristan & Isolde can do is show us a reason why.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
January 12, 2006
It's a nice attempt to tell a classic love story with integrity, but the execution falters, leaving the true power of the romance lacking when the film needs it the most.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kit Bowen
January 13, 2006
Tristan & Isolde strives to be the good old-fashioned medieval kind of romance that stirs the soul. But due to the somewhat lackluster performances from the doomed young lovers, the film doesn't quite hit the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
The production is grimy and listless, without any color to be seen, literal or figurative -- not even those little red dots meant to deter piracy. But then, there's not much danger of that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Murray
January 12, 2006
Tristan & Isolde does nothing to help further the cause of historic epics. In fact, it may even go down in flames faster than you can say "Orlando Bloom was horribly miscast in Kingdom of Heaven."
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 13, 2006
Trying to underplay things, the actors practically sleepwalk. When someone finally gets the chance to shout, 'Seize him!' he does so with as much gusto as the guy who says, 'WINS news time: 8:45.'
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 12, 2006
This relationship lacks a critical ingredient: passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
August 31, 2006
one of those movies you keep in that special shelf, to watch them when you're ready to kill yourself, just to make sure you made the right decision
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Martin Hoyle
Time Out
May 6, 2006
Pretty and rather dull.
Joe Utichi
May 6, 2006
A compelling story washed down for a film that's likely only appeal to pre-teen girls.
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
January 13, 2006
The end result plays out like a George Lucas film without spaceships and lightsabers.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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
Matt Pais
May 4, 2006
Swords clank, star-crossed lovers yearn, yadda yadda yadda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Willie Waffle
January 12, 2006
Part Gladiator, part Braveheart, part Romeo and Juliet, Tristan & Isolde is all boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dan Lybarger
January 13, 2006
The longer the film ran, the more I wanted to be put out of Tristan and Isolde's misery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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