Legends of the Fall - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Legends of the Fall Reviews

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John Ferguson
Radio Times
April 2, 2014
The real star, however, is John Toll's Oscar-winning cinematography, which is equally at home with the stunning beauty of the mountainous terrain and the killing fields of war-torn France.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 2, 2014
Check your cynicism at the door, and just revel in its enormity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 2, 2014
There's a vast psychodrama being played out on the Ludlow ranch, battles between generations, philosophies, races and sexes. And the landscapes, photographed by John Toll, majestically backdrop all the personal and cultural furies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 2, 2014
Everything about Legends of the Fall shouts epic filmmaking and it is not an altogether unpleasant sound.
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
April 2, 2014
It either sweeps you up in its rapturous emotional wake or -- and it's a big or -- you just sit there and snicker. I found myself alternately doing both, though fortunately more of the former than the latter.
Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Tween girls will swoon over this tear-jerker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
August 14, 2009
[Pitt] casts such a saintly, beatific sheen over the proceedings that he seems to glow from within.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
As densely plotted as Legends of the Fall is, it's to the credit of the performers and craftsmen that the film escapes the abyss of melodrama and sentimentality.
Cole Smithey
May 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
May 30, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
February 15, 2007
A semi-successful attempt at grand, schmaltzy romantic melodrama, in the manner of 1950s movies like Giant and other works based on literature. Hopkins is hammy as the patriarch but Aidan Quinn and particularly Brad Pitt as his sons at least look right.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Staci Layne Wilson
January 2, 2005
Magnificent melodrama.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
October 3, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 13, 2004
A rousing, epic miniseries crammed into two hours.
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 11, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Luis Martinez
March 5, 2003
Nice...but a little unbeliveable.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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