Legends of the Fall Reviews

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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
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.
April 2, 2014
A weird melodramatic epic -- Bonanza crossbred with the kind of novel that uses Fabio on the cover.
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.
April 2, 2014
Just when it starts to seem as if Legends might just turn into a pretty good movie, along comes some tired, soap-opera plot device.
April 2, 2014
Bloated as a TV miniseries two nights too long, Legends of the Fall is stiff and uninteresting.
April 2, 2014
It's a big movie that's so small on the inside it's not there.
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.
August 14, 2009
The part is a gift for Brad: he's a cowboy, soldier, adventurer and wanderer; impossibly glamourous and ludicrously far-fetched.
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...
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?'
October 23, 2005
December 27, 2004
Epic frontier soaper rambles on and on.
January 11, 2004
Much too hokey to be enjoyed, even by soap standards.
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.
May 20, 2003
It's a man's world, but Pitt's star turn and the melodramatic underpinnings may appeal more to women.
March 4, 2003
The Movie That Will Not Die
August 30, 2002
June 18, 2002
Big and beautiful as it looks, the film doesn't deliver much emotional punch.
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.
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