Legends of the Fall - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Legends of the Fall Reviews

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Staci Layne Wilson
January 2, 2005
Magnificent melodrama.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
December 27, 2004
Epic frontier soaper rambles on and on.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 13, 2004
A rousing, epic miniseries crammed into two hours.
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 11, 2004
Much too hokey to be enjoyed, even by soap standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Pitt's diffident mix of acting and attitude works to such heartthrob perfection it's a shame the film's superficiality gets in his way.
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
It's a man's world, but Pitt's star turn and the melodramatic underpinnings may appeal more to women.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luis Martinez
March 5, 2003
Nice...but a little unbeliveable.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
March 4, 2003
The Movie That Will Not Die
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 26, 2002
Grand tale about passion, guilt and grief set in the wilds of Montana.
Dragan Antulov
August 16, 2002
Can be recommended to all the viewers hungry for movies that Hollywood knew how to make some thirty or forty years ago.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Big and beautiful as it looks, the film doesn't deliver much emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Greg Muskewitz
October 9, 2001
Predictable and inevitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Though the admirable Quinn has the toughest role, Pitt carries the picture. The blue-eyed boy who seemed a bit lost in Interview With the Vampire proves himself a bona fide movie star, stealing every scene he's in.
April 17, 2001
Just like quality loo roll, it's long in duration and strong on technical quality. Unfortunately it's also soft on plot and characterisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The kind of movie that doesn't require much effort to surrender to and enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of big, robust Western love story that just begs to be filmed -- which, come to think of it, it has been.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
We see ... misery, betrayal, heartbreak, ridiculous plot twists and, after he sustains a stroke, Hopkins apparently doing a composite impression of Popeye and Quasimodo.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As directed by Edward Zwick, the yarn doesn't so much sweep as sprawl across the screen in all its panoramic idiocy.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
What needs to be epic often seems petty and small. Perhaps it was in compensation for this narrative inadequacy that the musical score grew to be sweepingly grand and intrusively ever-present.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Unless you are a big fan of seeing hearts cut out of the bodies of animals and people or unless you feel you must see all of Brad Pitt's movies (he is major handsome), I can see no reason to see this film other than as a long travelogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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