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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    In telling a tale of love across time, Aronofsky is sometimes guilty of creating arty, pretentious psychobabble. But in visual terms, he's trying to expose his own raw, romantic heart. Folly? Maybe. But a risk worth taking. show more

  • 25
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The Fountain' never comes together. Like the time traveler at its center, it's all over the map. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Overflows with pretensions and absurdity. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I feel for the marketing person charged with devising a tagline for Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain, a fantasy whose turgid pretensions defy the very notion of marketing. show more

  • 25
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Has to be one of the nuttiest, sappiest (literally), most unintentionally hilarious spectacles to come down the time-travel turnpike in eons. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    It's often maddening, because of its structure, and some of its visuals are pretentious nonsense. But, as a story of undying love, it's certainly unique. show more

  • 40
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Jackman does everything required of him, and his range is quite admirable, while Weisz, who has nothing to prove, does looking gorgeous very nicely. show more

  • 100
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    As it happens, each one of these tales is also a love story, and The Fountain is Aronofsky’s profession of faith concerning love’s place in the idea of eternity. It’s a movie that’s as deeply felt as it is imagined. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    When a film telling three stories and spanning thousands of years has a running time of 96 minutes, scenes must have been cut out. There will someday be a Director’s Cut of this movie, and that’s the cut I want to see. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's possible to admire or respect a movie without enjoying it too much, and that's partly the reaction I had to Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain. It's an incredibly ambitious film of sometimes thrilling visual achievement, but it didn't connect fully to my mind and nerves. show more

  • November 11, 2008 OffcCrrl
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    i walked out on this movie. terrible plot its not hard to understand...it dosen't make sense!!!!!! i give it 0 stars. STUNK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • September 21, 2008 farah9010
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    i hated it. worst movie ever made.

  • July 29, 2008 kdkk1103
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    It was hard to follow all the shifts in time and story lines. The parts in themselves might have been entertaining, with them cut and pasted together the way they were made it difficult to track the overall story. Was it supposed to be someone’s dream? Really?

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