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Casanova Reviews

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Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
January 10, 2006
a tongue-in-cheek sex romp that barely hides its Mel Brooks-inspired puns under powdered wigs.
| Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 10, 2006
[A] frantic farce that shows off [Ledger's] comic charms to glorious effect.... he's got Casanova's gift of seduction, no question.
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
January 10, 2006
Where's the passion? Where's the heat? Where's the sex?
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
January 9, 2006
In the hands of this fine ensemble cast, the ordinary period piece is turned into a light and breezy bit of entertainment with clever dialog, action, and a touch of romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 9, 2006
Enlivened by a few moments of boudoir slapstick that resemble a Benny Hill skit as produced by Merchant Ivory.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
January 8, 2006
Hallström's latest is fine but unambitious, content with what it is -- an arthouse trifle for the masses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
January 7, 2006
Casanova is such a sheer delight that every fault gets swept away by the stubborn glee of it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 7, 2006
...a luscious three-ring circus, with comic twists among the gorgeous Venice locations, leading up to a grand finale...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
January 7, 2006
If you want history, visit a library. See Casanova for the visual feast.
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
January 6, 2006
At times ridiculous, at others touching, it's an entertaining cinematic frolic that both men and women can enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
January 6, 2006
Casanova leaves us with the beautiful-but-bland Miller and the emasculated Ledger, who, frankly, was more manly and more magnetic making out with Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain.
| Original Score: 2/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 6, 2006
Ledger, if less memorable than Donald Sutherland in Fellini's Casanova or Mastroianni's old rake in La Nuit de Varennes, is a virile, enjoyable addition to the Casanovan collection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 6, 2006
The whimsical plot, involving Casanova's seduction of a cross-dressing feminist, isn't helped by director Lasse Hallstrom's leaden hand.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 6, 2006
Casanova's tale has been told many times before, but seldom with such light-hearted flair and puckish humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 6, 2006
Pleasantly undistinguished, this movie rests on a handful of crowd-pleasing plot points about true love, and on a few strong supporting turns: Oliver Platt, who plays an obese Genoan fop, has now saved two movies in as many months.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 6, 2006
The sticky sweet stuff in the middle traps history's greatest lover and slows the whole affair to a crawl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
January 6, 2006
The film, written by committee, is a pastiche of Casanova's life and times more unreliable than the real fellow's notoriously self-serving memoirs.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
January 6, 2006
The irony of [Sienna] Miller co-starring in a film about the world's most notorious lothario aside, there's not much to love about Casanova.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 6, 2006
Lasse Hallstrom's costume comedy Casanova is pretty flat. In fact, it's leaking air all over the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
January 6, 2006
Despite its oh-so deviant title character, Casanova is a harmless bon-bon, a breezy period farce that mimics lesser Shakespeare and a look that recalls Amadeus or Shakespeare in Love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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