The Legend of Zorro - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Legend of Zorro Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 29, 2011
The Legend of Zorro is a campier sequel, occasionally given too much to childish antics. But once the story really kicks in, it transforms into a fine adventure film and a worthy addition to the Zorro film legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 1, 2009
Reasonably rousing, breezily hokey, and touchingly retrograde
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Just obvious pandering to a younger crowd...
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 17, 2009
Catherine Zeta Jones' eminent allure and Antonio Banderas' leading man charm are reduced to mere furnishings for an ostensibly child-friendly adventure movie filled with tedious stunt sequences, endless sword fights and too many brutal murders.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 10, 2007
excessively lengthy, swashbuckling-by-numbers exercise in tedium that fills the cinema with entirely the wrong kind of zs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
May 28, 2007
The ludicrous plot and special effects featuring cartoon physics means this zero is strictly for those under the age of eight or so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
We don't really see who Zorro really is. Instead of being the good-hearted peasant turned swash-buckling gentleman, he's often a bungling buffoon.
| Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 11, 2006
Pior que a infusão do nacionalismo pós-11 de Setembro na trama é a dinâmica formulaica e irritante da família Zorro.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 18, 2006
Big stars, big budget, big stunts sabotaged by a scatterbrained plot.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
January 15, 2006
Nope, it's not as good as the first one. But considering how chintzy and auto-piloty most sequels are these days, I'll take what I can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 16, 2005
Not even his magnificent horse, which drinks and smokes, can tap dance the film into my heart. Thank goodness the music has been retained; at least you can revel in the score.
Patty Jones
Georgia Straight
December 10, 2005
The two stars exert remarkable energy, but they're undermined by a convoluted story that doesn't really matter.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 10, 2005
Antonio Banderas is (whisper it) getting a little to old to be swashbuckling these days, but he still puts in a committed performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 25, 2005
With silly comedy where the spiciness was before
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
November 13, 2005
Blocky plot turns and historical inaccuracies occasionally distract, but overall there are barrels of delicious swordplay, some particularly jaw dropping equestrian stunts, along with Banderas' winking wit, and Zeta-Jones smoldering confidence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
November 10, 2005
An entirely forgettable action film. There is nothing new about it, the action feels similar to a Universal stunt show and you've forgotten it before the exit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 9, 2005
It's one thing to watch the sexy banter of a courtship coalescing, and quite another to watch a marriage falling apart. Takes out some of the zing, don't you know.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
November 7, 2005
This second Zorro adventure starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones isn't nearly as sharp as the first.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
November 7, 2005
The way Zorro eludes his foes is nothing compared with the slipperiness of the film itself as it tries to be politically 'relevant' yet inoffensive to all consituencies.
| Original Score: '2.5/4'
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
November 5, 2005
Banderas suddenly seems to be playing a human Puss-in-Boots, turning Zorro into a cartoonish buffoon more often that a swashbuckling hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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