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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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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Arizona Republic

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

By Roger Moore
Winter’s Tale has no narrative drive and too little heart to come off.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Magical Movie about Finding our Destiny!

By noonie_girl
This was such a wonderful surprise. I didn't know much about the movie going into it tonight, I went with a friend that wanted to go. The characters are well defined and the story is full of humor,...

Winter's Tale

By Neisenhart
A modern fable of good and evil, beauty and the magic of love. Just let yourself be absorbed by it all. Colin Farrell perfect in this role. Cynics and snarkers stay home...

Read the book, it's better

By rlwest
Fortunately, I'd read the book, otherwise I wouldn't have had the slightest idea what was going on in this poorly directed mish-mash of a movie. The casting made a terrible mistake by casting Will...


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...

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...

A Breath of Fresh Air!

By mickerose
Loved getting lost in magical fantasy that wasn't just about a lot of noise and action as it takes one out of the coldness reality presents at times.. The acting is so real, one can get lost in...

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 ...

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...

Spectacularly beautiful!

By rengelee1
A disclaimer first--my husband and I watch movies from our hearts, checking our cynicism and analyzing minds at the door, and that is the way to enjoy this movie. It is moving, deep, magical,...

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