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Casanova Reviews

Derek Adams
Time Out New York
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August 16, 2007

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February 9, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Overall, Casanova is silly but amusing.

January 18, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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January 7, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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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

January 6, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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The sticky sweet stuff in the middle traps history's greatest lover and slows the whole affair to a crawl.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

January 6, 2006
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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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 Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

January 6, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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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 Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 6, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A ribald, witty costume comedy filled with delightful performances and wily plot turns, this is the sort of film that makes you wonder why more films like this aren't made.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

January 6, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Casanova finds [director] Hallstrom more inspired, or at least lively and engaged, than he has been in years, and he's in the company of the actor of the moment.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

January 6, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Aside from having little to say, the new edition of Casanova tries so hard to serve a crowd-pleasing buffet that it turns into a scattershot series of unrewarding nibbles.

| Original Score: C

January 6, 2006
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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There's less sexiness in the awful Casanova than in the downbeat, doomed gay love story featuring Ledger in Brokeback Mountain.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1/4

January 6, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Although Casanova is far from a stinker, I can't join in the chorus of praise for what is essentially a coy farce replete with arch performances and even archer dialogue.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C+

January 5, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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This is easily the liveliest Hallstrom has been in almost a decade.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

January 5, 2006
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The great discovery of this Casanova is Hallström's recovered capacity for play.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

January 4, 2006
David Denby
New Yorker
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I admit that the picture is handsomely designed in gold and pale blue, but none of the tumult and pomp have any dramatic, comic, or erotic effect whatsoever.

January 3, 2006
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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Is it Oscar bait? Not in the least. But it's a great date flick and perfect for a time full of all those 'serious' films.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

December 31, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This is the very definition of an entertaining period piece romp. It's a romp, I tell ya!

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

December 29, 2005
Derek Elley
Variety
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A handsome chunk of widescreen entertainment that's as nimble as its rakish hero.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 27, 2005
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Pretty as the picture is, only Platt's engaging performance keeps it from fading out.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 27, 2005
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Ledger is no Casanova, and the movie is not what it should be, but once that is accepted, the movie can be appreciated for the jolly, lightweight thing it is.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 27, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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One would expect Casanova, a movie about the storied loverboy of 18th-century Venice, to be wicked, ribald fun. One would be wrong.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 27, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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It's a breezy fling that showcases the lighter side of Ledger.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

December 27, 2005
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A forgettable movie but a memorable celluloid poster for Venice.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 27, 2005
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Casanova is just plain ordinary.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

December 27, 2005
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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A period romp that tries too hard.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

December 24, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Don't confuse the 18th-century Venetian setting in Casanova with sophistication.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 24, 2005
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The movie treats trysting as comedy and yet is stingy with the laughs. An action-packed life is now the chaste story of a rake whose romantic reformation is supposed to make us swoon. Must love dog? No thanks.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 24, 2005
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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In the exhilarating Casanova, giddy shenanigans effectively set off the dangerous, darker impulses of human nature.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 24, 2005
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Casanova relies heavily on charm, and it's not a case of misplaced confidence. The legendary rogue's saga, at least in this fresh incarnation, is indeed a charmer.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

December 24, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The movie contains so little sexual content, it seems pre-edited for viewing on airplanes, or perhaps balloon rides like the fake one taken high above Venice by stars Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

December 24, 2005
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Hallstrom gives us a genial interpretation and a supremely good-humored film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 24, 2005
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Few pictures in recent memory have worked as laboriously as Lasse Hallstrom's new romantic farce to be a featherweight lark.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

December 23, 2005
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Casanova works because it gives in to its nuttier impulses instead of fighting them. It's an absurdly joyous bit of fluff.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 22, 2005
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Randy flirtations and elaborate masquerades to evade the sanctimonious powers-that-be are the cornerstone of this exuberant film.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Casanova was such a genuinely fascinating person, so tireless, seductive, brilliant, revolutionary and daring, that Hallstrom's Casanova hardly does him justice.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2005
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Lasse Hallstrom's tale of an uncomplicated lover is a delightful respite from awards-season seriousness.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 22, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The movie Casanova, starring Heath Ledger, not only fetters the randy Venetian in political correctness, it condemns him to dwell inside the modern equivalent of a bad Shakespeare play.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 22, 2005
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The movie sidesteps modern-day issues of political correctness raised by a story about a rogue who shamelessly uses women for his own amusement. This is all done for our amusement.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2005
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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It requires imagination of a certain kind to transform the tale of the legendary lover Casanova into a bland romantic comedy.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2005
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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What it gets instead is the same dispassionate 'professionalism' that has made Hallström a steady fixture in a Hollywood that could do with an infusion of Casanova's own virile lifeblood.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 22, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It's worth noting that producing a farce in a way that's funny is a lost art, and director Lasse Hallström hasn't found it.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2005
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
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The clumsy staging might not grate so much if the tone weren't so self-congratulatory.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 21, 2005
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
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At last, a stylish and sexy comedy for grownups.

October 8, 2005
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