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A New York Winters Tale

Ahead of the weekend we take a quick look at latest film release - A  New York Winters Tale

Plot

1916, Noo Yawk. A petty crim (Farrell) fights to keep a dying girl's (Findlay) hope alive in the face of a devilish cad (Crowe) and the vagaries of fate.

Review

Likable petty thief Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) seeks to save dying Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay) after breaking into her house on the run from demonic crime lord Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe). Low on actual wonder, high on mawkishness, Akiva Goldsman’s bland mishmash of fable tropes is a bizarre mix of elements: a know-it-all flying horse, lots of guff about lights and stars and miracles, a one-note Crowe head-butting anything that moves, an A-list star as Lucifer, a risible modern-day third act. It scores points for nice craft and Farrell’s charm, but follow your destiny and miss it.

Verdict

Corny and shakily plotted, it's a disappointing directorial debut from Goldsman


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