The Count of Monte Cristo Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A thoroughly enjoyable movie for older kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This is visually stunning and a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
A preposterous, expansive and self-conscious attempt to resurrect the historical spectacular.
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
Strong supporting performances, from Harris in particular, help make up for the uneven performances of the two leads ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
June 8, 2003
You know you're in for a good ol' popcorn-munching time when the movie's tagline is a bad pun on the title of a piece of fine literature.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
April 29, 2003
While many would rightfully question why there is need for another take on Alexander Dumas' treasure, Reynolds has made a decent job of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Dumas Lite: Less filling, still tastes pretty good
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 23, 2003
Apesar de algumas alterações lamentáveis com relação ao livro de Alexandre Dumas, o filme é interessante e se beneficia das atuações de Caviezel e Pearce.
| Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...A straightforward and beautifully accoutered period piece, rife with technical authenticity and eye-pleasing production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
Dumas would feel insulted that the characters he breathed life into were no more than charicatures prancing across the screen in a period action film.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
December 29, 2002
... in a marketplace littered with films that studios have unloaded to make a buck or two... "The Count of Monte Cristo" stands out like a treasure chest half-buried in the sand.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Will not top anyone's list of great literary adaptations, but it qualifies nonetheless as a swashbuckling guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
September 15, 2002
This feature is about as necessary as a hole in the head
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 2, 2002
...everything a good, old-fashioned adventure story should be: daring, flamboyant, exciting, heroic, and supremely romantic.
| Original Score: 8/10
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 29, 2002
Kevin Reynolds's telling of the Alexandre Dumas classic delightfully evokes the halcyon days of screen swashbucklers.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
It's extremely well-made, even though all the guts have been sucked out in an attempt to make it politically correct.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
A big, vacuous, sometimes exciting glamour-puss of a movie.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
June 13, 2002
Opulent Parisian mansions, gorgeous Napoleonic era costumes, and artistic cinematography wowed me almost as much as those dynamic performances by Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce.
June 11, 2002
Ofrece una buena oportunidad de cultura (aunque sea condensada) que bien vale la pena aprovechar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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