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Winter's Tale Reviews

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September 8, 2017
Winter's Tale is handsomely shot, but its jumble of thoughts and ideas just aren't articulated clearly enough to enable us to take the leap of faith into the supernatural world.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 21, 2016
There are so many ideas floating around in Winter's Tale, it feels like Goldsman is simply trying to keep up with his own film.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 2, 2016
A total suspension of belief is required because your brain says it's not working while your heart wants to say, "but I want this to work". And yes. I am a sucker for a horse with wings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 25, 2014
The only way to even potentially sell any of this was to play it so straight that it hurts a little, and Akiva Goldsman and crew did that, even when it broke the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
June 23, 2014
Exquisitely awful. I was reminded of M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water, in that both are attempts at building a magical fantasy world by someone who has no clue whatsoever how to go about the task.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 23, 2014
This is an adaptation that simply doesn't have much of anything that is engaging about it, leading to two hours that end up being more of a slog than the celebration of life and love it should have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 11, 2014
"What the hell did I just see?" That was my first comment to the studio representative after I screened "Winter's Tale." Allow me to save you two hours. of your life:
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
March 10, 2014
One can only hope this story works a lot better on page than on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 7, 2014
Unashamedly romantic, it is perhaps a little too convoluted to appeal to the most devoted audience for unashamed romance, the teenage girl.
March 5, 2014
...quite striking and engrossing...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 28, 2014
A fine book fights gallantly to escape from its straitjacket, but eventually lies down and allows itself to be trampled underfoot by bad ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 26, 2014
Fails with such absolute sincerity that pointing out its incompetence feels mean-spirited.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 24, 2014
For all of its lofty ambitions, A New York Winter's Tale emerges as a hugely disappointing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 23, 2014
Findlay narrates in huge chunks of religiose voice-over. "Nothing has been without purpose - nothing," she concludes. Well, perhaps not nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 22, 2014
'Winter's Tale' may not be the easiest film to follow, but it's one of the most visually stunning.
February 22, 2014
A flaky romantic fantasy that spans three time periods and is eye-wateringly ludicrous in each of them.
February 21, 2014
A fairy tale concept enlivened with average special effects, a plight predicated upon purportedly epic affection rendered with the most rote and unearned of emotion, and a tale supposedly larger-than-life but lacking in enthusiasm or investment.
February 21, 2014
This is a film written, produced and directed by the same person, and the lack of perspective shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 21, 2014
Goldsman clearly doesn't know who he is making this movie for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 21, 2014
With an unbelievable romance, huge leaps in logic and a messy narrative structure, there's little to recommend about this film.
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