Tristan & Isolde

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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.

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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

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

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

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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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War, strategy, jealousy, deceit, power, love, honor and duty.
The story takes place after the fall of the Roman Empire. Britannia is left divided after the Romans left the lands as Ireland stands unscathed.

The legend of Tristan and Isolde (Iseult/Yseult) is an influential romance, retold in numerous sources with as many variations. The story has been traced by scholars as early as 1150s.

This 2006 film adaptation of Tristan and Isolde is perfectly blended and well rounded, with a wonderful cast to boot! Watch it if you can!

Director: Kevin Reynolds

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