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Tristan & Isolde Review

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1.0

Dave White Profile

… PG-13 sword-fighting is boring. Read full review

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  • 3.0
    49

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    A feeble medieval epic with a lackluster romance at its center.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    James Franco is a gorgeous, smoldering lover in Tristan & Isolde, but you can't help being reminded of Ben Stiller's "Zoolander" character.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Working with an explanatory script by Dean Georgaris, Reynolds is much more confident in scenes of realistic battle, or even muddy marketplace dailiness, than he is with scenes of desire.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    By removing elements of magic and operatic excess from the story, the brothers Scott focus on what is, underneath, a story as tragic (and less contrived) as the one cited in the ads, "Romeo and Juliet."

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    There's something beautiful about a well-made tragic love story. It may not be as uplifting as one with a happy ending, but it's more cathartic.

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