The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Critic Consensus: Though it may not reach for any new artistic heights, The Count of Monte Cristo is an old-fashioned yet enjoyable swashbuckler.
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The classic tale of swashbuckling adventure by the senior Alexandre Dumas comes to the screen in its umpteenth incarnation, this time from Kevin Reynolds, directing his first feature in five years. James Caviezel stars as Edmond Dantes, an honest sailor who plans to marry his beautiful lover Mercedes (Dagmara Dominczyk). Edmond doesn't know that his best friend Fernand Mondego (Guy Pearce) secretly desires Mercedes for himself and schemes with fallen aristocrat Villefort (James Frain) to frame Edmond for a crime he didn't commit. Sentenced to life on the remote island prison of D'If, Edmond becomes consumed by plans for revenge. Thirteen years pass and he meets a fellow innocent convict, Abbe Faria (Richard Harris), who becomes Edmond's mentor in swordfighting, finance, and escape, confiding that a vast treasure awaits a discoverer on the island of Monte Cristo. Eventually, Edmond is able to get away using Faria's tunnels and makes his way to Monte Cristo, where he retrieves the fortune and uses it to make himself over as the wealthy "Count of Monte Cristo." With the help of a loyal sidekick (Luis Guzman), Edmond insinuates himself into French royalty and sets about getting revenge on Villefort and Fernand, who is now married to Mercedes. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) also stars Michael Wincott and Albie Woodington. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi … More
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as Edmond Dantes
as Mansion Owner
as Old Dantes
as Casino Prostitute
as Partygoer No.2
as Partygoer No.3
as Partygoer No.1
as Col. Villefort
as Nobleman Duellist
as Mondego Servant
as Lt. Graypool
as Gendarmes Captain
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Critic Reviews for The Count of Monte Cristo
A preposterous, expansive and self-conscious attempt to resurrect the historical spectacular.
Where Gladiator failed to give an adequate sense of how its hero grew and what he learned during his trials. ... Monte Cristo, on the other hand, takes its time.
Audience Reviews for The Count of Monte Cristo
Dumas' classic adventure tale of revenge gets reheated yet again and still it's good. It literally never gets old. What's best about this version is the feeling of easy camaraderie developed by the two leads (Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce) early on that lays the groundwork for the later betrayal, it gives the accompanying proceedings more weight. While perhaps not as rousing as one expects still a decent addition to the large family of Monte Cristo adaptations.
The 2002 adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' book is remarkable nonetheless. The splendid and grandeur presentation as well as its climatic scenes were entertaining. Although it doesn't heighten and raise the artfulness to new levels, it is still solid enough to win most of its audience. 3.5/5
The Count of Monte Cristo Quotes
|Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo:||How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.|
|Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo:||Kings to you Fernand!|
|Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo:||You were right priest, you were right...|
|Fernand:||What happened to your mercy?|
|Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo:||I'm a count, not a saint.|
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