Legends of the Fall - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Legends of the Fall Reviews

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April 2, 2014
Bloated as a TV miniseries two nights too long, Legends of the Fall is stiff and uninteresting.
April 2, 2014
At first, the picture plays like East of Eden with a bonus brother; it gets sillier as it goes.
April 2, 2014
It's a big movie that's so small on the inside it's not there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
March 4, 2003
The Movie That Will Not Die
| Original Score: 2.5/5
June 24, 2006
The entire film plays like a commercial for Brad Pitt. You can imagine half the audience wondering, 'Where can I get one of those?'
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.
August 14, 2009
Edward Zwick, the director, and Susan Shilliday and Bill Wittliff, the screenwriters, are under the impression that they are bringing forth a tragic epic, not a silly melodrama...
September 7, 2011
Under such labored circumstances, James Horner's music must work overtime. It swoops and broods and promises you that something elemental about manliness is being conveyed.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 27, 2004
Epic frontier soaper rambles on and on.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
October 23, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
April 2, 2014
The actors fit their roles exceptionally well, but Zwick rarely allows them the kinds of crucial, intimate moments that establish how the characters feel about each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
April 2, 2014
While the production is attractive in a calendar-photo sort of way, there's not a speck of genuine feeling in its glossy images.
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.
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
January 1, 2000
Zwick seems to have taken Terrence Malick's gorgeous Days of Heaven as his model, but he lacks Malick's sense of geometry, and his aspiration to mythic quality feels more pretentious than heartfelt.
June 18, 2002
Big and beautiful as it looks, the film doesn't deliver much emotional punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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