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  • Summary: This longtime dream project of executive producer Ridley Scott explores the medieval legend of a princess and warrior's love affair, which threatens to tear apart an uneasy peace between England and Ireland. A tale of epic battles, royal intrigue and a timeless, star-crossed passion. (20thThis longtime dream project of executive producer Ridley Scott explores the medieval legend of a princess and warrior's love affair, which threatens to tear apart an uneasy peace between England and Ireland. A tale of epic battles, royal intrigue and a timeless, star-crossed passion. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. 75
    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."
  2. This "Tristan" has its slightly silly moments, but rather like those fondly remembered epics of Hollywood past, its energy and entertainment value carry the day.
  3. Franco, the hollow-cheeked, pouty-lipped actor best known as Spider-Man's nemesis Harry Osborn, plays Tristan like a biker boy with a broadsword.
  4. 58
    As it progresses it becomes a sloppy mix of modern and antique, and the limits of its lead actors and its script become evident.
  5. A feeble medieval epic with a lackluster romance at its center.
  6. It's that rare movie that had me wishing I was at the opera.
  7. Screenwriter Dean Georgaris gets a hell of a pass here – the story is canon, and, in terms of emotional wallop, does all the heavy lifting for him – but he still manages to gunk up the works with dialogue that is dull-witted at best and outright howling at its worst.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. MichalF.
    May 15, 2007
    10
    Wonderful music, great history, very good acting, I'm in love with this movie.
  2. EllyMurray
    Jan 14, 2006
    10
    This movie is on my top three movies of the last 5 years. It is STUNNING !! If you haven't seen it, then you MUST !
  3. KaylaR.
    Jan 17, 2006
    10
    This is my favorite movie you can see the emotion in the actors' eyes.
  4. SamanthaC.
    Jan 14, 2006
    8
    Come on, of course the critics hate it! They always hate movies like this ... if you want to see a movie that is a good old fashioned "love Come on, of course the critics hate it! They always hate movies like this ... if you want to see a movie that is a good old fashioned "love story" ... go see this! It's definitely a chick flick, but most women will love it! It's like eating chocolate, makes you feel good and makes you feel like going out and finding your own "Tristan"! Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Oct 9, 2006
    8
    Aside form James Franco's Mr.-Potato-Head portrayal of Tristan, this movie is a gem. It's beautiful to watch and the supporting Aside form James Franco's Mr.-Potato-Head portrayal of Tristan, this movie is a gem. It's beautiful to watch and the supporting cast is strong. It wasn't as predictable as I feared and the ending, albeit tragic, was a relief. The fight scenes were great. Expand
  6. Robert
    Jan 21, 2006
    7
    good entertainment, period drama is entertaining, great to see mythic tale translated to big screen.
  7. ClaudiaL.
    Jan 13, 2006
    0
    Is the best movie.

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