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About the Movie
From executive producer Ridley Scott comes a sweeping, action-packed saga of epic battles, political intrigue and forbidden passion, set in a time when the lines between heroism and savagery were etched in fire and carved out with broadswords. After the fall of Rome, visionary warlord Marke (Rufus Sewell) seeks to unite the squabbling English tribes to form one strong nation and defeat brutal Irish King Donnchadh. But when Lord Marke's greatest and most loyal knight, Tristan (James Franco), falls in love with Isolde (Sophia Myles), a beautiful Irish woman, it threatens to destroy the fragile truce and ignite a war. In the spirit of Braveheart and A Knight's Tale, Tristan and Isolde is a rousing tale of trust and treachery that will leave you breathless!
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 122
- Fresh: 39
- Rotten: 83
- Average Rating: 4.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: We don't find a tale of transcendent passion but rather of two vain nitwits in a case of routine attraction.
Rotten: It's that rare movie that had me wishing I was at the opera.
Rotten: Trying to underplay things, the actors practically sleepwalk. When someone finally gets the chance to shout, 'Seize him!' he does so with as much gusto as the guy who says, 'WINS news time: 8:45.'
Rotten: The story itself -- Tristan falls in love with Isolde first, only to see her married off as part of a cold-hearted peace treaty -- is merely dreary, full of overwrought villainy and thuggish jousting.
If you're unfamiliar with the legend of Tristan and Isolde, this film is a wonderful adaption. It's a bit on the long side, but the suspense kills, and the ending is poignant. If you're a fan of tragic love stories, I highly recommend this film.
If you like romance and a great plot you'll love this. Being the inspiration for Shakespear's Romeo and Julliett it has to be good.
One of the Best!
This movie is beyond wonderful. Its a love story with compelling twists and wonderful chemistry. You'll be thinking of this movie weeks after you've watched it. Its a tear jerker, but its completely worth it!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2006
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