Winter's Tale Reviews

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February 21, 2014
If these actors felt they owed Goldsman a debt, they've paid it in full.
February 20, 2014
How could this film be made worse? Only by giving Lucifer a scene with Lucifer Jr played by Jaden Smith.
February 20, 2014
Largely horrible. But we would go back.
February 14, 2014
On a purely narrative level, Winter's Tale missteps early and often. Its earnestness is its downfall, resulting in opportunities for unintentional humor.
February 14, 2014
The film version of "Winter's Tale" probably won't please anyone: neither fans of the book nor those who have never read it.
February 14, 2014
We never come to understand the magic that keeps Farrell looking like a member of My Chemical Romance for 10 decades. We never know why consumption makes women sexy.
February 14, 2014
It's so filled with high-flown blather about love, destiny and miracles that there's no room for enchantment.
February 14, 2014
If only there was less mush and more meat in this stew.
February 14, 2014
Winter's Tale is preposterous twaddle. Use it as a date movie only if you don't love the one you're with.
February 14, 2014
It might all make more sense to fans of the book. But you shouldn't have to have read the book to be able to see and enjoy the movie.
February 14, 2014
You have to stretch your imagination just a teensy bit - OK, a whale of a lot - to buy into it.
February 14, 2014
Winter's Tale is the kind of really bad movie that may still be quite easy to like, or even love, if you abandon all senses ye who enter here.
February 13, 2014
Not only is the story of magic, angels, demons and predetermined destiny preposterous, but the characters are also unconvincing and the dialogue sanctimonious.
February 13, 2014
Because it is fearlessly sincere and not totally successful, "Winter's Tale" is easy to mock. But it is also hard not to admire its willingness to go all out in its quest for the grandest of romantic gestures.
February 13, 2014
Clumsy and inert, a lumbering white elephant rather than the flying white horse that is the novel's magical mascot.
February 13, 2014
Enduring this soppy muddle of twinkling stars, fluttering wings, refracted points of light and destiny-led swooners is like being forced to listen at length to a crazy person at a street corner read out old Hallmark greeting cards.
February 13, 2014
Like the frozen expanses of its most dramatic settings, "Winter's Tale" is mostly hard, glittering surface.
February 13, 2014
How do you adapt "Winter's Tale," Mark Helprin's epic 1983 magical-realist novel, into a movie? If you're writer-director Akiva Goldsman, you take a meat tenderizer and hammer away until all that's left is romantic-fantasy mush.
February 13, 2014
A surrealist love story with countless admirers has been reduced by Akiva Goldsman's screen version to a potboiler brimming with treacly preachments.
February 13, 2014
"Winter's Tale" is ambitious with its otherworldly ingredients and temporal leaps. It's not always a success, but the movie has one thing going for it: spot-on casting.
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