Metacritic Movie Ratings
Tristan & Isolde Reviews

3.0

49

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger 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

    ReelViewsJames 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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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa 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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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterKirk Honeycutt

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

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