Trishna Reviews

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August 14, 2018
Trishna may be alluring and striking to look at, but the lack of purpose and floundering performances by Ahmed and Pinto ends up leaving you cold.
October 14, 2017
Alec d'Urberville, the wayward idler who seduces Tess, and Angel Clare, the compulsively virtuous youngman she loves, 'the earnestest man in Wessex', have been distilled [in this adaptation] into a single, somewhat problematic figure.
December 12, 2016
With Trishna, writer and director Michael Winterbottom updates Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles with decidedly mixed results.
June 30, 2013
Unfocused and easily forgettable, this drama shows that even a likable actress can't carry a movie that undervalues its characters.
September 14, 2012
Trishna is an admirable effort, but it's too detached and disinterested in the viewer to make an impact. This is a tough film to get through, and even if one makes it to the end, there's little reward to be found.
August 7, 2012
Hit the books instead.
August 6, 2012
Things start off promising, but, by the time the final reel rolls, Winterbottom's too-detached style seems to be willfully wallowing in oversimplified misery.
July 27, 2012
Freida Pinto is a goddess among us, but this set-in-India version of Tess of the D'Ubervilles is just so-so.
July 26, 2012
Freida Pinto is so incredibly pretty in "Trishna." And so incredibly boring.
July 26, 2012
Winterbottom has complete control of the film's look and feel, but the story seems to run away from him.
July 25, 2012
It's an ambitious and evocative effort derailed in part by a passive lead performance that keeps the material at an emotional distance.
July 20, 2012
A rare unsatisfying swerve from an otherwise reliably provocative career.
July 19, 2012
Rather than a strong script, Winterbottom relies on a hyperactive camera, as if he were trying to recreate an updated dramatic classic by way of a music video.
July 19, 2012
The performers seem apathetic about their fates, and the tragedy unfolds with a perfunctory arbitrariness.
July 19, 2012
The relationship between Trishna and Jay never rings as true as it needs to for the downbeat third act to resonate the way it was presumably intended to do.
July 19, 2012
"Trishna" should move the soul and engage the tear-ducts, yet it passes by as distant as it is lovely. And the blame must fall on the movie's star, Freida Pinto.
July 19, 2012
This escalation of passions and Trishna's humiliation demands much of both actors, yet neither Pinto nor Ahmed is completely convincing and this is the main flaw of Trishna.
July 19, 2012
The film's final silliness casts a pall over all of its previous successes.
July 14, 2012
A dry, inert, frustrating, and boring experience, more detours than drama.
July 13, 2012
dismal and unconvincing
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