Tristan & Isolde
Tristan & Isolde (2006)

In the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde, young lovers become doomed against the forces of royal politics. English knight Tristan wins the hand of the daughter of the Irish King, but the love threatens the truce between their two… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 13, 2006
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Competent but somewhat static, Tristan & Isolde doesn't achieve the sweeping romanticism that it aims for.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Strikes a good balance between action and romance in this version of the medieval legend.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's so cheesy and corny.

David Noh
Film Journal International

You watch this benumbed retelling of the ancient legend thinking, "This, too, shall pass."

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

[Tristan and Isolde] moves so sluggishly that someone must have been dosing the cast and crew with Nyquil.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A serious, old-fashioned, history-heavy romance.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

No Wagner libretto and not much depth or soul.

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Martin Hoyle
Time Out

Pretty and rather dull.

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Peter L'Official
Village Voice

I dub thee tolerable.

Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

Tristan & Isolde isn't the sort of film you'd go out of your way for, but you could certainly do a lot worse.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer D
James Franco is eaaaassssyyyy on the eyes isn't he? Wowza. Other than that... eh... sorry not much else to say on this...
Ginny  X
<b>War, strategy, jealousy, deceit, power, love, honor and duty.</b><br> The story takes place after the fall of the Roman Empire. Britannia… More
Alice Shen
Melodrama, but decent melodrama. Gorgeous artistic direction and engrossing story of ill-fated lovers.
Bobby Hobbs
The ending was a tad predictable, but the story itself is awesome! Its a major twist between action, chick flick, and always keeps you thinking. Awesome movie!
Mark Hobin
Utterly rote romantic drama which retells the medieval legend of Tristan and Iseult. The script is not compelling, the story drags, and the leads barely… More
Rachel F
Beautiful. It has a less than appealing ending, but the story is incredible and the cinematograpy is great. Wonderful cast, too.