Tulip Fever
Tulip Fever (2017)

In 17th Century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant (Christoph Waltz) - an unhappy "arrangement" that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 1, 2017
DVD Release Date: November 28, 2017
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tulip Fever is a lush, handsomely-mounted period piece undone by uninspired dialogue and excessive plotting.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's all instantly forgettable. Except for the tulips - which, for the record, look stellar.

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Rafer Guzman

All told, this movie about love during a bubble is a bust.

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Kristy Strouse
Film Inquiry

Tulip Fever is a pretty picture, and it effectively transports you back in time, but once you are there you'll be headed to the exit before you can even smell the tulips.

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James Berardinelli

Like many complex novels crammed into 100-page screenplays, Tulip Fever is a mess of too many subplots, all awkwardly condensed and fighting for screen time.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Forget fever -- this floral-scented fiasco is so lifeless you can barely feel a pulse.

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Sarah Ward
Goethe-Institute Australien Magazine

Looks the blossoming part with its elegant, painterly staging, but never finds an appropriate tone for the tale's sex, envy and tulip-bartering theatrics.

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Nick Allen

To paraphrase Bill Murray's famous line from Tootsie, the long-delayed Tulip Fever is one nutty 17th century melodrama.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Under close analysis, none of this elaborate subterfuge makes much sense, but the film is so polished in its technical proficiency that I found the absence of logic forgivable.

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James Marsh
South China Morning Post

The film is populated with so many ancillary characters, which are far more engaging than the central lovers, that their antics too often distract from the central plot.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
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Twisty to the point of complete stupidity, this sumptuous period drama may be relatively impressive with its production design and costumes but in the end is… More
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Tulip Fever was originally filmed back in 2014 and has endured two years of delayed release dates. In the time it took the studio to make and release Tulip… More
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We are witnessing the death knells of the Weinstein Company, and in its darkest hour emerges whatever the hell Tulip Fever is. Mired in production hell for over… More