Trishna Synopsis
A tragic romance develops between a poor young woman and a hotel owner's privileged son.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 -...
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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...
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very powerful and different

By floridawoman11
this movie is based on a novel written in england in the 19th century...the main idea has been carried to contemporary india...i thought it was very affecting...the way of life, the story of a...

THOMAS HARDY'S 19TH CENTURY ENGLISH NOVEL "TESS OF d'URBERVILLES' TRANSLATES WELL INTO 21TH CENTURY INDIA.

By Peneflix
"Trishna" is an updated version of Thomas Hardy's 1891, "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"; Victorian England, women still hibernating in the "chattel age"; commencement of the Industrial Revolution;...

Depressing as anything

By gator06
I haven't read Tess of the D'Ubervilles. If I had, maybe I'd have understood what I was getting myself into. This is a movie with great acting but fantastically depressing storyline. It's long, it's...

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Rated R | For Some Violence, Drug Use, Sexuality and Language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Dreary novel-based tragedy set in India has sex, violence.
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