Winter's Tale Reviews

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March 7, 2019
A tiresome weepy romance, full of over-boiled mystic hokum.
March 2, 2019
... the only way to watch Winter's Tale is to accept it as high camp and wait for it to become a cult classic.
January 25, 2019
Winter's Tale feels distant and disconnected. It should have been magical.
January 17, 2019
Winter's Tale is gorgeous and weird and something of a mess. It is original and memorable for both its tableaus and its gonzo storytelling, but it's neither moving nor much fun.
December 11, 2018
In this world, some people can be reincarnated and those in heaven have the choice to come back and walk the earth as mortals. Now, I'm not religious, but I did find myself praying for this movie to redeem itself.
November 11, 2018
Thus, the emergence of writer-director Akiva Goldman's whimsical romancer Winter's Tale, a bloated and sugary supernatural period piece that hopes emotional audiences will eagerly digest with the enthusiasm of gulping down a box of chocolate candy kisses
October 10, 2018
Fairy tales either elate or depress, for Winter's Tale, it mostly sedates.
August 26, 2018
Winter's Tale is one of the movies where you just forget logic and allow the magic to happen.
November 21, 2017
If you're still determined to see a New York-based film about the romantic powers of the heavens this season, go rent Moonstruck. The writing is better, the story is better and it's only funny when it means to be.
November 15, 2017
While the setting, cinematography, background score, outfits, imagery, everything is ideal for a 'magical love story', the adaptation is way too convoluted and unconvincing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
March 10, 2014
One can only hope this story works a lot better on page than on screen.
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...
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