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Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)

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Edmond Rostand's classic drama of inner and outer beauty is given a lavish treatment in this acclaimed French production. Gérard Depardieu portrays the title character, a brilliant, charismatic swordsman with a generous spirit and a genius for poetry. It would seem that such a man would have no trouble attracting women, but Cyrano considers himself doomed to loneliness by an unattractive face featuring an oversized nose. His feelings of inadequacy are emphasized when Roxane, the beautiful woman

Feb 10, 2004

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All Critics (34) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (28) | Rotten (0) | DVD (14)

Gerard Depardieu gives a tour de force Oscar-nominated performance in this sumptuous (and best) screen version of the famous play

February 1, 2011 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
EmanuelLevy.Com

More artistry and energy than virtually any American costume drama from that period you could name.

November 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

A film for hopeless romantics, which could only be justly done by the French.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews
Matt's Movie Reviews

The great thing about Jean-Paul Rappeneau's 1990 film -- apart from Gerard Depardieu's central performance -- is that it returns the play to its popular entertainment self.

July 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

[T]here's a kind of soaring beauty to this expansively passionate film...

August 8, 2004 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

There are better love stories, but Cyrano is arguably the ultimate celebration of the romantic spirit… Depardieu makes the part forever his own.

March 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
Decent Films Guide

From the opening scene in which he takes on a theater full of pretentious actors to the grand tearjerking finale, Cyrano is always the center of attention, and Depardieu, full of wit, bravado and passion, rises to the challenge.

August 17, 2003 Full Review Source: James Sanford on Film
James Sanford on Film

Gives romantic love a good name, thanks to the flamboyant performance of Gerard Depardieu in this classic.

July 15, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

A modern movie the way they used to make `em

July 26, 2002
Hot Button

involving and depressing

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

The entire cast is marvelous here, but Depardieu is riveting when he's on the screen - which is most of the time.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Cyrano De Bergerac

Based on the classic of French literature, Cyrano is the tale of a brave and noble soldier with the body of a bearish brute but soul of a poet who helps a more visually appealing competitor gain the affections of his true love. There are a few parts that certain actors were born to play, and this was Gerard Depardieu's. He is simply wonderful as the eloquent and dashing hero who sets aside his jealousies to achieve true love by vicarious means. It's essentially about being true to one's soul and failing to compromise through all adversity as well as a morality fable with the simple message of "don't judge a book by its cover". It's a faithful adaptation of the material, and as such is quite wordy although its eloquence will win over all but the most hardened action junkie. Passionate, larger than life, romantic and tragic in equal measure, this Cyrano is easily the best screen adaptation and very, very French.
January 21, 2011
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Gerard Depardieu shines as Cyrano, the brute swordsman with the soul of a witty and loquacious poet. A passionate chant to real love, beyond any superficial matter.
September 10, 2010
pier007

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There is no better Cyrano De Bergerac like the one with Gèrard Depardieu my friends.
December 22, 2009
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Wahida K

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a striking portrayal of the classic work, the story is told well and the camera work and acting are excellent. the choreography and length of the battle scenes was a little less than desireable, but the rest of the film was near perfect. the use of poetry was engaging. a highly recommended and beautiful film.
December 12, 2008
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