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Winter's Tale Reviews

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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.
February 21, 2014
A-list stars and gorgeous photography aside, this is the kind of eye-rolling, fairy tale folly that gives Valentine's Day a bad name. Your sweetheart deserves better.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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