The Prince of Tides
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The results may seem overripe and dated in spots, but she coaxes a fine performance out of Nolte, and the other actors (herself included) acquit themselves honorably."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The Prince of Tides marks Ms. Streisand's triumphantly good job of locating that story's salient elements and making them come alive on the screen."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Directed with loving care by Barbra Streisand, this adaptation of the best-seller also boasts a serious flaw: Streisand herself."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"As director, Streisand shows compassion for Pat Controy's Southern Gothic novel, and the film works better as a study of troubled childhood and male menopause than as romance between psychiatrist (poorly played by Streisand) and Nick Nolte as her patient"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The musical score of the film is somewhat overbearing, but most other production values, such as editing, script-writing and direction are above average."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"A deeply moving exploration of the tangled emotions of a dysfunctional Southern family, this lovingly crafted (though unevenly scripted) film of Pat Conroy's novel centers on Nick Nolte's performance of a lifetime."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Streisand hyperbolizes everything, from James Newton Howard's whackingly obtrusive score to Nick Nolte's overripe narration."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Graced with fine performances and commendably biting off more than it can ever hope to chew, The Prince Of Tides is a rare slice of romantic moviemaking for all those grown-ups feeling ignored since Kramer Vs. Kramer last rattled their value systems."
‑ Barry McIlheney, Empire Magazine
"Pretty good romantic soap...except for Streisand's talons."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Babs and Noltes at their best"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"They do make 'em like it any more."
‑ , Time Out
"An assured and very serious love story that allows neither humor nor romance to get in the way of its deeper and darker subject."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Self-indulgent, soap opera nonsense."
‑ , Film4
"Nolte's terrific performance isn't enough to save this sappy, painfully phony piece of psychobabble."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"Streisand's been in front of cameras so long she's thinks of them as mirrors. Luckily she has a good eye and it, more often than not, has the ability to look straight to the soul."
‑ Kathleen Maher, Austin Chronicle
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