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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The subtitle of Hardy's novel was "A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented," and that's the approach taken here. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Michael Winterbottom's films aren't always successful, but they're almost always interesting. And, in the case of this odd transplantation from Thomas Hardy's grim Wessex to the glare and blare of contemporary India, spectacular visually, though awfully somber dramatically. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    With Trishna, his (Winterbottom) penchant for risks has once again paid off. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Though it's a bit of an oddity, it's an affecting curio suitable for both Hardy enthusiasts and Winterbottom fans alike. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    As a melodrama, Trishna builds a hypnotic force. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Pinto's lack of dramatic range (she basically has two expressions) and an awkward third act do not provide a solid foundation for Hardy's tragic ending. show more

  • 63
    James Adams The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Trishna, in short, seems to occur at too much of a remove; it's too fate-filled. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Trishna should move the soul and engage the tear-ducts, yet it passes by as distant as it is lovely. And the blame must fall on the movie's star, Freida Pinto. show more

  • 50
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    Class privilege and sexual politics are inextricably linked in Trishna, Michael Winterbottom's blunt, self-consciously brutal, and rather loose updating of Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles." show more

  • 38
    Ann Hornaday Washington Post

    That Winterbottom has delivered a dud makes Trishna all the more disappointing, a rare unsatisfying swerve from an otherwise reliably provocative career. show more

  • August 13, 2012 Nat and James
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    Beautiful, moving tragic. I loved the story telling of this film. Being transported to a foreign country with such a different culture. Even though the poverty was very blatant, the beauty was so real and vivid. The intensity of the desperation that leads to the final tradgedy is heartwrenching. Frieda Pinto is gorgeous and a fine young actress.

  • July 16, 2012 sahanakrish
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