Just Okay

By ethelsbaby1960
Written February 15, 2014
The trailer makes this movie appear much better. The main attraction that took us to see the movie was the gal that played Sybel on Downton Abbey. She is amazing in this role and very believable. Colin Farrell on the other hand was not. I felt like he was not the right actor for this part. And, his haircut was very 2014, not 1912. He is very good looking, but not with this haircut. The trailer also made us think that this was going to be a time travel movie. My personal favorite! Finally, the very ugly "Satin" character played by Russell Crow took over the theme of the movie. It over powered the love story aspect. This is a "wait for it to be on Netflix" movie.
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Go...But know it has more violence than expected.

By boldimac
Written February 15, 2014
Not as romantic as one would expect with a valentine's day release. More a battle of dark and light with a soul mate type of love. I have never heard a theater so quiet at the ending scenes of the film.
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Winter's Tale

By deetilly
Written February 17, 2014
A beautiful love story. Thoroughly enjoyed the story line, a love story with bits of evil and violence thrown in to keep the conversation lively! Character portrayal by leading actress Jessica Brown Findlay , formerly Lady Sybil on Downton Abbey was tremendous, as was leading actor Colin Ferrell's role. Russell Crowe did a tremendous job as well, even though his character was a more sinister, evil character. I would not advise that children view this film due to the evil characterizations depicted several times throughout the movie, some violence, along with several passionate love scenes. Parental discretion would definitely be advised as to what age would be appropriate. Beautiful story; tremendous role play by the actors! I feel it is a must see!
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Pretty story. What happened to the story by Mark Helprin?

By davidgreifer
Written February 14, 2014
A story about how love carries on despite all odds. Even against time. There is so much missing from the book. I guess that to do justice to the book it would be a movie of several hours. If you forget the book it is a nice movie, not great, just nice. The acting was great. The magic that is so evident in the book seems to be contrived. The character development and transition from turn of the century to modern times is weak. There are characters, themes and plots missing in the screenplay that were so endearing in the book. I wish Mr Helprin had move of a hand in writing the screenplay. I really had my hopes up but was disappointed in the ending. A friend I went with liked it and thought it a good movie. If the book and the movie were not tied together I might have liked it more. Totally missing was Mark Helprins touch that great planning and good intentions do not always have good outcomes. I still would want to see this movie even having read my review.
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Winters tale

By Karenleecoyle
Written February 15, 2014
Great movie. Nice blend of romance and fantasy. Different from the rest of dramas and kid movies. My husband and I went for valentines day and both of us really enjoyed it.
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