Tristan and Isolde
- Director: Kevin Reynolds
- Genre: Romance
- Details: UK, USA, 125mins, 12s.
Although the opening half-hour runs at a frantic pace, the set up is still far too long and boring to sustain interest and it really doesn't get any better after that in this story-by-numbers. The sets and costumes look great and it is obvious a lot of thought and effort went into getting that era right, but the story and the very average acting lets the whole show down. Franco is the worst offender as he has one facial feature - confusion - and uses it throughout, but Myles, sporting a nifty Irish accent, is the only one that seems to be trying. Director Reynolds (Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Waterworld) tries his best with the talent available but the lack of real stars will be Tristan and Isolde's downfall as it won't have any pulling power at the box office. Another major faux pas is that the Irish are depicted as organised bloodthirsty, slave trading warmongers. At no time in the history of this country were we organised.
Review by Gavin Burke | 09:00 | Friday 14th April 2006 | Movie Review
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