Winter’s Tale

Winter's Tale
Review: An heiress dies in a burglar’s arms and as she dies he starts to fall in love with her. He learns that he has the gift of reincarnation and tries to save her.
Director: Akiva Goldsman
Actors: Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe and Jessica Brown Findlay
Year: 2014
Genre: Drama and Fantasy
Conclusion: 1/5
This film is also known as A New York Winter’s Tale. Based on a novel. I have not been too impressed with Jessica Brown Findlay. I don’t think she has chosen her films / t.v. work very well. I found that you couldn’t tell or understand a word she was saying all the way through this. She just mumbled through for about two hours. It was like she had just walked out of a Downton Abbey set onto the Winter’s Tale set. Colin Farrell doing what he is best at and that is riding on a horse. Other two occasions Ballykissangel and Saving Mr.Banks. The whole script was very predictable. There was no acting involved. The other person that you couldn’t understand was Russell Crowe. Why can’t he ever get his accents right in films? The actors needed guidance on how to look more angry especially Will Smith. How could he even think of taking that part I really don’t know. The scenes that he is in are so bad that they are embarrassing. In 1983 Steven Spielberg bought the film rights, this was soon after the book had been released. A very forgettable film. It was sure hard work to sit through. 


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