Winter’s Tale

WinterSet in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, Winter’s Tale is an adaptation of the epic novel written by Mark Helprin. It is set in 1912 New York and it is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and the age-old battle between good and evil.

Peter Lake is a thief who is on the run from his former boss Pearly Soames. His former boss is a turn-of-the- century mob boss with a bad temper and also happens to be a demon. Pearly is infuriated that Peter Lake wants to steal from people without killing them.

Peter has been seen flying on a winged white horse which is a cause of concern for demons. But what is more troubling concern for the mob boss is Peter falling in love with Beverly Penn, a recluse young heiress with wavy red hair and a beautiful smile. She speaks in poetic verses and she is dying of consumption. Her poetic verses seem like they came out of old Hallmark greeting cards; do they talk this way during that time period? I don’t think so.Winter 2

The production design is bland, flat and unimaginative. The low point of the bad production design came when Pearly dons a demon mask; the mask is so bad it looks like a bad untreated rash. This is a fantasy movie and fantasy is dependent on visual design which the movie did not deliver.

The movie is an unconvincing fantasy love story that spans more than a century in New York City. This is one bad fantasy romance movie and this coming from a major movie studio.

It stars Colin Farrel as Peter Lake, Russell Crowe as Pearly Soames, Jessica Brown Findlay as Beverly Penn, William Hurt, and Jennifer Connely. Directed by Akiva Goldsman.

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12 Responses to Winter’s Tale

  1. t lerner says:


  2. Bob Kim says:

    Did not finish watching the movie left halfway.

  3. Sandy W says:

    This movie is really bad.

  4. San Diego Fan says:

    I want my money back.

  5. K May of London says:

    Even with good actors the movie is a so bad and a big mess.

  6. m walter357 says:

    This is truly one big mess of a movie I should have paid attention to the critics. Even with good and great actors, they were not able to save the movie. Truly a big mess.

  7. Asian girl says:

    This movie is a waste of so many talents.

  8. Seatle Pam says:

    There is too much going on with this movie however it did not do good in what it is supposed to be, fantasy. The production design really s…k.

  9. Bobby says:

    If I could give negative stars, I would give this movie a negative star what a waste.

  10. Gilbert tacoma says:

    This is a horrible movie, it is a fantasy yet they are not creative enough do a visually appealing production design even the shots are so flat.

  11. Judy of NY says:

    It was hard to keep up with the movie. I was expecting more of a romantic story, it is one confusing movie. It’s story seems to be all over the place, romantic, good and evil, fantasy….. way too confusing.

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