The Prince of Tides - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Prince of Tides Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 5, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
November 24, 2001
| Original Score: 67/100
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
They do make 'em like it any more.
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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

February 3, 2012
Self-indulgent, soap opera nonsense.

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
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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
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
Babs and Noltes at their best
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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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.
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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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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Streisand hyperbolizes everything, from James Newton Howard's whackingly obtrusive score to Nick Nolte's overripe narration.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
July 9, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
January 29, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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