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Winter's Tale

  PG HD Closed Captioning

Akiva Goldsman

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Plot Summary

Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman writes, produces and makes his directorial debut with this timeless supernatural fantasy based on Mark Helprin's best-selling novel. Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, it is a story of miracles, crossed destinies and the age-old battle between good and evil. Colin Farrell plays a turn-of-the-century Irish thief who encounters a terminally ill heiress while robbing her house. Falling irrevocably in love with her, his only option is to discover a way to stop time and bring her back from death. In addition to the sweeping, romantic story, Akiva Goldsman's passion project features a remarkable roster of acting talent including Downton Abbey's Jessica Brown Findlay and Oscar® winners Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint and Russell Crowe.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 135
  • Fresh: 17
  • Rotten: 118
  • Average Rating: 3.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Winter's Tale is preposterous twaddle. Use it as a date movie only if you don't love the one you're with. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Feb 14, 2014

Rotten: Not only is the story of magic, angels, demons and predetermined destiny preposterous, but the characters are also unconvincing and the dialogue sanctimonious. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Feb 13, 2014

Rotten: It might all make more sense to fans of the book. But you shouldn't have to have read the book to be able to see and enjoy the movie. – Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press, Feb 14, 2014

Rotten: On a purely narrative level, Winter's Tale missteps early and often. Its earnestness is its downfall, resulting in opportunities for unintentional humor. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Feb 14, 2014

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Customer Reviews

A Winter's Tale

I loved it. I don't care what the critics had to say. It was an enchanting tale from beginning to end. We could all use a miracle every now and then.


What a beautiful movie! I am so impressed with this captivating film. A fantasy twist tied into such an amazing story. Get the Kleenex. Heart warming, lovely film worth watching. Wow!

Beautiful !

That is an amazing movie about love , good and evil . If the critics couldn’t see how good this movie is , I just sad for them !

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