Reviewed This Week: Love story avoids epic cliches

Cinema: Tristan And Isolde, directed by Kevin Reynold, at cinemas nationwide, cert 12A.

22nd April, 2006

Cinema: Tristan And Isolde, > directed by Kevin Reynold, at cinemas nationwide, cert 12A.

Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner) was due to direct this story of star-crossed lovers in 1977, but put it off in favour of directing Alien. Judging by Tristan & Isolde’s dreadful opening weekend in the US in January, pulling in a paltry $7m in box office takings (Son of Mask did better), it was a wise choice.

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