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The Prince of Tides Reviews

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TV Guide
February 3, 2012
Directed with loving care by Barbra Streisand, this adaptation of the best-seller also boasts a serious flaw: Streisand herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Barry McIlheney
Empire Magazine
February 3, 2012
Graced with fine performances and commendably biting off more than it can ever hope to chew, The Prince Of Tides is a rare slice of romantic moviemaking for all those grown-ups feeling ignored since Kramer Vs. Kramer last rattled their value systems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2012
Self-indulgent, soap opera nonsense.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 3, 2012
The results may seem overripe and dated in spots, but she coaxes a fine performance out of Nolte, and the other actors (herself included) acquit themselves honorably.
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Variety Staff
October 18, 2008
A deeply moving exploration of the tangled emotions of a dysfunctional Southern family, this lovingly crafted (though unevenly scripted) film of Pat Conroy's novel centers on Nick Nolte's performance of a lifetime.
Emanuel Levy
March 28, 2008
As director, Streisand shows compassion for Pat Controy's Southern Gothic novel, and the film works better as a study of troubled childhood and male menopause than as romance between psychiatrist (poorly played by Streisand) and Nick Nolte as her patient
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
They do make 'em like it any more.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The Prince of Tides marks Ms. Streisand's triumphantly good job of locating that story's salient elements and making them come alive on the screen.
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 27, 2003
Pretty good romantic soap...except for Streisand's talons.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
June 16, 2003
Nolte's terrific performance isn't enough to save this sappy, painfully phony piece of psychobabble.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
The musical score of the film is somewhat overbearing, but most other production values, such as editing, script-writing and direction are above average.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
Babs and Noltes at their best
| Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Streisand hyperbolizes everything, from James Newton Howard's whackingly obtrusive score to Nick Nolte's overripe narration.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
An assured and very serious love story that allows neither humor nor romance to get in the way of its deeper and darker subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A big-hearted performance by Nick Nolte puts The Prince of Tides over the top.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
When her good sense doesn't yield to hubris, Streisand shows the polish of a veteran director in handling this complicated form.
Kathleen Maher
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Streisand's been in front of cameras so long she's thinks of them as mirrors. Luckily she has a good eye and it, more often than not, has the ability to look straight to the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Nolte is so good, if he doesn't win at least an Oscar nomination as best actor, it will be to the Academy's shame.
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Entertainment Weekly
December 25, 1991
The Prince of Tides is a big, messy, go-for-the-throat soap opera, the sort of movie in which every third scene feels like one of those soul-spilling climaxes they use for clips on Oscar night.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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