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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 23, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 10, 2003
A sumptuously-appointed account of the life of the 16th-century Spanish royal Joan of Castile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 10, 2003
A chick flick of the first order, disguised by just enough historical detail to elevate the proceedings somewhat.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
October 24, 2002
So vivid a portrait of a woman consumed by lust and love and crushed by betrayal that it conjures up the intoxicating fumes and emotional ghosts of a freshly painted Rembrandt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Greg Muskewitz
eFilmCritic.com
October 14, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bernard
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
September 27, 2002
Interesting both as a historical study and as a tragic love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
September 27, 2002
It's López de Ayala's show, and she's relentless in her energy and passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
September 20, 2002
A bodice-ripper for intellectuals.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
September 13, 2002
It's like an old Warner Bros. costumer jived with sex -- this could be the movie Errol Flynn always wanted to make, though Bette Davis, cast as Joan, would have killed him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
September 6, 2002
I'm still not quite sure how to take this historical drama with a sexual twist, but I liked it. Obscure history can be pretty fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
September 6, 2002
A sexy, peculiar and always entertaining costume drama set in Renaissance Spain, and the fact that it's based on true events somehow makes it all the more compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
September 6, 2002
The gifted and lovely Ms. López de Ayala makes Joan both an imperious queen and a passionate creature of desire.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 5, 2002
... like a Spanish Elizabeth transformed into an earthy bodice-ripper.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Vanessa Sibbald
Zap2it.com
September 4, 2002
Liotti, resembling Fabio in tights, doesn't appear to have enough brains, passion, or good looks to inspire the kind of obsession Joan demonstrates
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News
August 30, 2002
The film may occasionally feel like a political science lesson brought to soap-operatic life, but it's well acted and artfully done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Phillips
Citysearch
August 30, 2002
Lopez de Ayala's exquisite acting makes us feel the frustration and sadness of a woman fighting against betrayal from all angles.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
A compelling Spanish film about the withering effects of jealousy in the life of a young monarch whose sexual passion for her husband becomes an obsession.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 29, 2002
The film benefits from a phenomenal central performance by Lopez de Ayala.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
August 29, 2002
An often watchable, though goofy and lurid, blast of a costume drama set in the late 15th century.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 29, 2002
If you're in the mood for impressive castles and sumptuous costumes, torch-lit processions and decorative nudity, this is the place to turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
January 20, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 24, 2002

Boston Phoenix
October 5, 2002
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