75

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), with attractive stars and special effects designed to give audiences something other than the experience of watching worlds get blown up.
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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 special someone in your life a favor and splurge on some flowers and a nice heart-shaped Russell Stover box instead.
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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 of New York history. But this would-be magical romance flounders, hitting only dissonant chords.
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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 imagination to bridge the gaps between the two.
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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 are fatally obvious and self-congratulatory.
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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 final product is a dud.
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31 out of 100
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