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Tristan & Isolde (2006)



Critic Consensus: Competent but somewhat static, Tristan & Isolde doesn't achieve the sweeping romanticism that it aims for.

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In the medieval legend of Tristan and Isolde, young lovers become doomed against the forces of royal politics. English knight Tristan wins the hand of the daughter of the Irish King, but the love threatens the truce between their two countries.

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James Franco
as Tristan
Rufus Sewell
as Lord Marke
David O'Hara
as King Donnchadh
Cheyenne Rushing
as Lady Serafine
Barbara Kodetova
as Lady Marke
Isobel Moynihan
as Young Isolde
Gordon Truefitt
as Tournament Judge
Myles Taylor
as Young Melot
Jack Montgomery
as Young Simon
David Fisher
as Irish Soldier
Kevin Flood
as Funeral Priest
Nevan Finnegan
as Tournament Crier
Jon Olafsson
as Coronation Priest
Todd Kramer
as Witseth
Winter Ave Zoli
as Widseth's Sister
Mirek Simunek
as Pict Guard
Bronwen Davies
as Lady Aragon
Nevan Finegan
as Tournament Crier
Jón ??lafsson
as Coronation Priest
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Critic Reviews for Tristan & Isolde

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (41)

Strikes a good balance between action and romance in this version of the medieval legend.

December 18, 2006 | Full Review…

[Tristan and Isolde] moves so sluggishly that someone must have been dosing the cast and crew with Nyquil.

November 27, 2006 | Rating: C-
Top Critic

The two leads, James Franco and Sophia Myles, generate a modicum of chemistry, despite being penned in by a clunky script.

May 6, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Pretty and rather dull.

May 6, 2006 | Full Review…

By removing the sorcery and operatic excess so synonymous with the story, the filmmakers conjure an affecting, pretty melodrama... with the emphasis more on mellow than drama.

May 6, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Unlike Franco's mop, no amount of teasing can keep this romance from falling flat.

May 6, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Tristan & Isolde

James Franco is eaaaassssyyyy on the eyes isn't he? Wowza. Other than that... eh... sorry not much else to say on this...

Jennifer D
Jennifer D

Super Reviewer


Melodrama, but decent melodrama. Gorgeous artistic direction and engrossing story of ill-fated lovers.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Utterly rote romantic drama which retells the medieval legend of Tristan and Iseult. The script is not compelling, the story drags, and the leads barely register any passion whatsoever. If you must see a movie about star crossed lovers, see Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet instead.

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

Super Reviewer

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