Winter's Tale
Winter's Tale (2014)

Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, "Winter's Tale" is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil. The film stars Colin Farrell ("Total Recall"),… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 24, 2014
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Winter's Tale tries to retain the grandiose sweep of its source novel, but fails to fill it in with characters worth rooting for or a sensible plot.

James Berardinelli

On a purely narrative level, Winter's Tale missteps early and often. Its earnestness is its downfall, resulting in opportunities for unintentional humor.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

If only there was less mush and more meat in this stew.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The only way to even potentially sell any of this was to play it so straight that it hurts a little, and Akiva Goldsman and crew did that, even when it broke the film.

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Wesley Morris

We never come to understand the magic that keeps Farrell looking like a member of My Chemical Romance for 10 decades. We never know why consumption makes women sexy.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Winter's Tale is preposterous twaddle. Use it as a date movie only if you don't love the one you're with.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Exquisitely awful. I was reminded of M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water, in that both are attempts at building a magical fantasy world by someone who has no clue whatsoever how to go about the task.

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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

It's so filled with high-flown blather about love, destiny and miracles that there's no room for enchantment.

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Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

It might all make more sense to fans of the book. But you shouldn't have to have read the book to be able to see and enjoy the movie.

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Jeff Beck

This is an adaptation that simply doesn't have much of anything that is engaging about it, leading to two hours that end up being more of a slog than the celebration of life and love it should have been.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
This is not a true story. This is true love. Mediocre Movie! Swimming somewhere in the reams of quite lovely footage assembled by Goldsman and his… More
Nate Zoebl
Every now and then you get to witness a special movie that doesn't so much offend as it inspires, and what it inspires is a question you grapple with… More
Everett Johnson
When I saw the trailer for this I thought this looked pretty good, and very different. While it is different, it didn't really work for me. It's… More
Dann Michalski
Enchanting and magical, Winter's Tale is a unique blending of period drama and fantasy. The story follows a thief in early 20th century New York City who… More
Alex roy
Winter's Tale manages to be an enthralling drama that if you're looking for a mindless romantic drama, is worth seeing, but is a film that could have… More
Walter M.
In "Winter's Tale," Peter Lake(Colin Farrell) has risen from being the orphan child of would-be immigrants to be the protege of crime lord Pearly… More