Trishna
Trishna (2012)

Based on Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Ubervilles, master filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's newest film stars Frieda Pinto who soars as Trishna in her most revealing performance yet. Trishna lives with her family in… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 6, 2012
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52%

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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Trishna engages the potent collisions of the rural and the urban, the poor and the rich, and considers how these interactions unfold in a romance and how they might also destroy it.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A rare unsatisfying swerve from an otherwise reliably provocative career.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

Unfocused and easily forgettable, this drama shows that even a likable actress can't carry a movie that undervalues its characters.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

While the film never delves deep enough into its characters' emotions to be truly spellbinding, it's well worth seeing.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

"Trishna" works largely on the strength of Winterbottom's clever updates of a century-old story.

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Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered

Trishna is an admirable effort, but it's too detached and disinterested in the viewer to make an impact. This is a tough film to get through, and even if one makes it to the end, there's little reward to be found.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Winterbottom has complete control of the film's look and feel, but the story seems to run away from him.

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James Adams
Globe and Mail

A loose but nonetheless pretty faithful recasting of Hardy's penultimate tragedy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

An intriguing addition to the work of an erratic but always interesting filmmaker.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Decent movie. Not so much like Thomas Hardy's classic novel Tess of the D'Ubervilles, of which this was supposed to be loosely based. Very loosely.… More
Carlos Magalh„es
It takes a while to figure out what Winterbottom wants to say with what apears to be a conventional love story set in India, but soon the film proves to be more… More
Jim Hunter
A lower class woman falls for an upper class man. This is how class-conscious love stories should be done. Class becomes palpable and real, and the sacrifices… More
Walter M.
After hanging out with his friends at a hotel in rural India, Jay(Riz Ahmed) gives Trishna(Freida Pinto), a cute worker at the hotel and whom he was flirting… More
Daniel Mumby
Ever since the success of Slumdog Millionaire, Freida Pinto has struggled to establish herself in roles of a similar calibre. While her talent and commitment… More
Anoop KN
The directorial finesse is quite evident, but it is the story that surprisingly disappoints, despite the fact that it is the retelling of a classic. Freida got… More