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Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Jul 13, 2012
    91
    In Michael Winterbottom's Trishna, Thomas Hardy's Victorian romantic tragedy "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" proves surprisingly adaptable to contemporary India.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jul 19, 2012
    88
    As a melodrama, Trishna builds a hypnotic force.
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  1. Dec 15, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Dullsville. Freida Pinto is striking as always, and the cinematography is compelling, but the story line, supposedly based on the Hardy work, is confused and shallow. The movie is just a patchwork of loosely connected 1-minute scenes with little continuity or storytelling. There is minimal character development - something that Ms. Pinto definitely needs because of her withdrawn nature. The players are injected fully formed with no backstory or history to help us appreciate who they are. Even Ms. Pinto's interactions with her family are insipid. We're left to wonder why her character attaches to the male lead, following him from town to town for no apparent reason other than to make a few bucks to send back to her family. The sexual attraction, and ensuing scenes, are contrived and colorless. Ultimately we can't understand her rage leading to the murder she commits, or her subsequent suicide. Full Review »