Winter’s Tale (2014) Review

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Plot: A burglar falls for an heiress as she dies in his arms. When he learns that he has the gift of reincarnation, he sets out to save her.

There comes a time when there is a movie that is so bad, so ridiculously over-the-top terrible that not only do i not feel bad about turning it off halfway through, I don’t have the desire to ever read the novel the film is based upon. This is the case of Winter’s Tale.

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This abomination was written and directed by Akiva Goldsman, the co-writer of Ron Howard’s brilliant movie Cinderella Man. Just let that sink in a minute, Cinderella Man is one of the finest movies of the past 15 years. How is it possible that someone can co-author something so brilliant, then turn around and write what is possibly one of the worst movies I have ever seen. This movie is supposed to be about love, and faith, and desire. And I got none of that. This movie is very unromantic, trite, and just plain annoying. The various subplots don’t make sense, and it feels as though the beginning of the movie is really the middle. This movie doesn’t feel as though it is about fate and love and desire, it feels like an after-product of someone who has no idea of how real human emotions work. The talented cast, including Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, and Jessica Brown Findlay are completely squandered on a movie that makes very little sense. The only good thing about this movie was the beautiful direction and wondrously flowing cinematography. Other than that, this movie is bad. Just plain bad. Couldn’t even make it through a full hour of this horrible movie.

My Rating: 1/10

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Thanks for reading.

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