A film whose title is Juarez and which main character is Maximilien is not a good movie; sorry, but no. Historically, it's a pretty bad adaptation that doesn't depict either the french intentions with colonizing Mexico or the true spirit mexican people had with supporting Juarez. It's true that Juarez admired Lincoln and they way pretty similar in their politics and way of thinking, but it doesn't seem possible he had a photo of the american president behind his desk, it makes Juarez look as a traitor. The chemistry between Maximilien and Carlota is very cold in the scenes they play together, then when Carlota gets mad, it looks very unconvincing. The character they invented, Alejandro Uradi, was just a useless distractor they could have avoided and use those minutes reinforcing the story. It's clear John Huston didn't feel comfortable writing about a topic he knew too little about. Bette Davis was beautiful but this a very minor role in her career, very supportive role. Paul Muni's makeup is amazing but this is not the Benito Juarez I would have expected, Maximilien was fine but the actor that played him didn't deserve an Oscar nomination, it should have gone to Muni instead. I don't recommend it, I would like to see a modern adaptation about Benito Juarez where he really can have the starring role.