Winter's Tale Synopsis
Miracles, crossed destinies and an age-old battle between good and evil occur in a mythic New York.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It is partly a failure, but mostly it succeeds, and the film's aspiration is so enormous that that's enough for a moving experience.
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60

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Winter's Tale, however imperfect, is that rare beast on the movie landscape: an unapologetic romance (for the first two-thirds, anyway),...
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50

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Earnest in its ambition but dopey in its execution, Winter’s Tale never takes flight.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Winter’s Tale has no narrative drive and too little heart to come off.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Despite the actors, who at least get some swell clothes to wear, Winter's Tale is a bit of a soul-crusher itself.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
It's no coincidence that Winter's Tale is being released on Valentine's Day, when our resistance to schmaltz is at its weakest. But do that...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Lurching back and forth through time, Winter's Tale tries to blend the supernatural and the sentimental, with a synchronous nod to elements...
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50

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Unfortunately there’s far too little magic in this clumsy attempt to marry fantasy and realism; the film doesn’t have the grace or...
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30

Variety

By Justin Chang
The best miracles are those that creep up on you unexpectedly rather than endlessly announcing themselves, and the ones in Winter’s Tale...
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Winter’s Tale is a good old-fashioned train wreck of a film. This is one of those deals where all the ingredients are Grade A, but the...
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Not worth your time or money.

By cschriefer
Went on a date last night for Valentines Day with my beautiful wife. We saw Winter's Tale. Horrible movie - save your money, your time, and your intelligence. Easily one of the worst movies I have...

Boring

By cvargas1971
We weren't expecting an action movie at all, but this was just plain boring throughout. Plot was easily figured out and the story line just took forever to complete. Entire movie could have been...

Winters tale

By tdustin61
This movie was the biggest waste of time and money. The trailer was deceiving. Not worth wasting your time. Does not even deserve a one star rating. A double 00...

Winter's Tale/Spiritual & Symbolic

By contact802
The love story was endearing, special effects were good, cinematography beautiful, and acting superb. Will Smith's portrayal of Lucifer was not believable, the kiss was to much like "Snow White" and ...

Winter's Tale

By m215928
I loved the message that the film provided. The plot line was easy for me to follow as was the overall message of the writer and director. My granddaughter connected extremely close with the...

Enjoyable Romantic Fantasy Better Than Expected

By davidswatkins
Good: well acted, interesting theme, not predictable, nice blend of fantasy and romance Bad: Must suspect critical analysis in parts; overlook some things that just don't work Overall: Go IF you...

Great movie!

By ctcahill1
I really enjoyed it - great performances from Colin Farrel, Russel Crowe and the rest of the cast. Excellent contrast of old NYC vs current day. Time is a character in the movie and it is portrayed...

Hello

By naidaalvarado428
Winter's Tale was a beautiful story when it came to the romantic part of it. Though I realize that we do live in a world of good and evil, they gave Satan too much compassion even for his henchmen....

Excellent Movie!!

By mikeball2001
I was really surprised. Not that I didn't expect a decent movie - but this was really enchanting. Great story line - great music - and just very well executed. A really cool movie that I highly...

Will see again and again!

By leogios
This was the best Valentine gift my husband could have given me. It was a wonderful love story and a little action for him. I will definitely go see it again with girlfriends, daughters, whoever I...

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Rated PG-13 | For Violence and Some Sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Disappointing book-based fantasy-drama has heavy themes.
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