The Triumph of Love
The Triumph of Love (2002)

A beautiful princess (Mira Sorvino) whose throne is threatened falls in love at first sight with the rightful heir to the throne, a lonely young man named Agis (Jay Rodan), in Clare Peploe's romantic comedy Triumph of Love. The film was… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 29, 2002
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Not as charming as it could have been, Triumph of Love plays too broadly and amounts to little more than a trifle.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I was periodically put off by a certain self-consciousness of delivery.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

In short, a film dependent on deception relies on the Clark Kent school of disguise, and it doesn't work.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Okay princess story -- nothing special.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Great fun.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It could have been something special, but two things drag it down to mediocrity -- director Clare Peploe's misunderstanding of Marivaux's rhythms, and Mira Sorvino's limitations as a classical actress.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The characters jabber away, the premise becomes ever more improbable, and you may well find yourself drifting to sleep.

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Beth Pinsker
Boston Globe

The characters in Triumph of Love are trifles, so that the farcical situation, which depends on the audience buying quick changes of heart -- like falling in love in an instant -- has no resonance.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The entire cast is first-rate, especially Sorvino.

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