|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed|
|Genres:||Drama - Romantic, Romance|
|Run time:||1 hour 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Jul 2012|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Director Michael Winterbottom deserves credit for tackling Hardy's classic tale, it's just a shame he didn't bring a screenwriter along for the ride.
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Trishna Love & BetrayalBy Resham (1 review) , 27 Sep 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]East meets West in this gloriously shot film. It explores the clash between two cultures and shows the dangerous when love becomes a dependency and is not allowed to blossom. Woven within the story are reminders of the weaknesses of our modern society.
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Worth a watch but needed a better endingBy a customer , 11 Mar 2013Very watchable and Freida Pinto is great in this film. However I felt the climax to the film was too rushed, its like Michael Winterbottom forgot 3 quarters of the way through that the film is supposed to be based on Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Could have been a lot better but worth a watch.
Leaves an ImpressionBy a customer , 08 Feb 2013Absolutely loved the film. This movie is well made and captures the story really well with the emotions that you can really connect with. Freda Pinto's acting is superb and very believeable. The scenes of Rajasthan really shows the true colours of this rich and cultural state of India. A film I would watch again!
Something missing...By muswellhillnick (12 reviews) from London , 23 Dec 2012Not much to commend this in my view. A promising opening doesn't really go on to deliver. Nor deal with Tess's (Trishna's) desire to escape her claustrophobic environment. Instead a rather curious tale emerges, that gives the impression of being improvised. Riz Ahmed is poor, Freida Pinto much more convincing. All in all though, a miss.
Intelligent updateBy Irma (7 reviews) , 21 Nov 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideIntelligent and poignant updating of Tess. Beautifully shot with some excellent acting. Shame I knew all along it couldn't end well.
Lovely but needs more subtitles.By smag3 (18 reviews) from York , 31 Oct 2012I enjoyed the film but did find it a little confusing at times, well lots of times. This is probably due to the fact that a lot of the conversation is not conducted in English but there are very few subtitles. I think I literally lost the plot. Despite that i did enjoy it and luckily knew the original story so could fill in the gaps myself.