88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
As a melodrama, Trishna builds a hypnotic force.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
With Trishna, his (Winterbottom) penchant for risks has once again paid off.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The subtitle of Hardy's novel was "A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented," and that's the approach taken here.
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65

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Though it's a bit of an oddity, it's an affecting curio suitable for both Hardy enthusiasts and Winterbottom fans alike.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Pinto's lack of dramatic range (she basically has two expressions) and an awkward third act do not provide a solid foundation for Hardy's tragic ending.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By James Adams
Trishna, in short, seems to occur at too much of a remove; it's too fate-filled.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Trishna should move the soul and engage the tear-ducts, yet it passes by as distant as it is lovely. And the blame must fall on the movie's star, Freida Pinto.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Michael Winterbottom's films aren't always successful, but they're almost always interesting. And, in the case of this odd transplantation from Thomas Hardy's grim Wessex to the glare and blare of contemporary India, spectacular visually, though awfully somber dramatically.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The shots of urban traffic jams have more spark than the story, which skips from a pregnancy to the filming of a musical to murder - without convincing us of any of it.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Class privilege and sexual politics are inextricably linked in Trishna, Michael Winterbottom's blunt, self-consciously brutal, and rather loose updating of Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles."
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57 out of 100
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