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The Mask of Zorro Reviews

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David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Hopkins is typically commanding as the retired caped crusader (who hangs out in a cave like that other one), and Banderas is suave and dashing as his protégé.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Banderas and Hopkins prove that there's life in the Z-boy yet, but by leaving in the dull patches, the filmmakers may find audiences catching zzzzzs in ways they never intended.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The story is not important. The clash of swords, the leaps, the tumbles -- it's all very nice. But after 136 minutes, it becomes a bit much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Leonard Schwarz
Palo Alto Weekly
July 17, 1998
| Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
If you love swashbucklers or if you're a Banderas fan, you'll probably want to put the movie in your must-see category. Others can use their own judgement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
Lots of overacting. Lots of clichés. Lots of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A mildly entertaining, if unspectacular and uneven, action film...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Banderas, with his flashing eyes, makes a good mock-Hidalgo, but the movie would be a lot more amusing if it weren't such kid stuff.
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Banderas' appeal alone may be just enough to win over some viewers; the waste of that appeal, and of the Man in Black's commanding image, made me long for some heroic figure to come along and make a few strategic slashes in the editing room.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
| Original Score: 2.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The Mask of Zorro has something you don't often see in modern action pictures: a sense of honor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Offers just what one might reasonably expect from a Zorro movie: a great deal of excitement and adventure, all brought to the screen by using a somewhat irreverent tone that keeps the mood light without trivializing the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A movie for people who long to get wholeheartedly caught up in a rousing movie adventure
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
The Mask of Zorro stands as a pointed riposte to those who say they don't make 'em like that anymore.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
There was a lot that bothered me, but I still hope it makes a mint and we get some more. After all, you just can't have too many Zorro films, can you?
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
March 11, 2008
Crisp and competent and often witty, but it only does what it's supposed to do; it's never quite inspired or exhilarating...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Not so much a blood-pounding swashbuckling adventure as it is a comfortable old friend--the kind of movie your grandfather might have seen at a Saturday matinee.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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