Tulip Fever Reviews

December 7, 2018
Such a fascinating moment in Dutch history is deserving of a far better vehicle than an episode of Hollyoaks produced by Harvey Weinstein.
November 22, 2017
The film's centre doesn't hold.
September 7, 2017
It's all instantly forgettable. Except for the tulips - which, for the record, look stellar.
September 3, 2017
Like many complex novels crammed into 100-page screenplays, Tulip Fever is a mess of too many subplots, all awkwardly condensed and fighting for screen time.
September 2, 2017
To paraphrase Bill Murray's famous line from Tootsie, the long-delayed Tulip Fever is one nutty 17th century melodrama.
September 1, 2017
All told, this movie about love during a bubble is a bust.
September 1, 2017
Forget fever -- this floral-scented fiasco is so lifeless you can barely feel a pulse.
Top Critic
September 1, 2017
Under close analysis, none of this elaborate subterfuge makes much sense, but the film is so polished in its technical proficiency that I found the absence of logic forgivable.
September 1, 2017
As Chadwick piles on the coincidences and misdirections, the movie finally collapses under its own schematic weight, and wilts to the ground.
September 1, 2017
A film that's been repeatedly edited into a bizarre, boring final product that packs as much punch as a light sneeze or a gentle cough. A fever it is not.
September 1, 2017
Tulip Fever's second half is a harvest of stupidity, with mistaken identities, overheard conversations and characters conveniently swept away by circumstance.
September 1, 2017
It is your run-of-the mill period drama that plays it safe - certainly not daring enough to offend or to truly captivate.
September 1, 2017
It's often difficult to tell whether Tulip Fever is supposed to be soap or farce (probably neither, but there is just enough genuine comic relief amidst the sudsy absurdity to confuse the issue).
September 1, 2017
At 107 minutes, Tulip Fever has been trimmed of every ounce of fat. But connective tissue, muscle and even the heart are gone too, leaving a lifeless frame.
September 1, 2017
After a long, circuitous route to the screen, it arrives not as a lusty tale in full bloom, but as a tastefully arranged still life in search of an animating spark.
Top Critic
September 1, 2017
[Tulip Fever is] lush and boisterous and crammed with the sort of arts gossip and commerce trivia that go nicely with gilded frames and talk of tulip futures.
September 1, 2017
What began as a respectable, if somewhat flat 17th-century love story, complete with gorgeous costumes and lush score, seems to lose its wits as it goes along -- which may have been the mindset of the era, but feels like a miscalculated opportunity here.
September 1, 2017
The most disappointing thing about the end to the speculative bubble surrounding Tulip Fever is that there isn't much there.
September 1, 2017
After waiting so long, the strongest fragrance on display is one of sweat and mediocrity.
August 30, 2017
One you'll want to expunge from your mind as quickly as possible.