Restoration Reviews

October 18, 2008
February 9, 2006
Engaging if uneven.
December 6, 2002
August 15, 2002
The film is overcome by the rumbling workings of a creaky plot as the story grows more serious.
June 18, 2002
The movie takes on a somber, fitful atmosphere of straining epic proportions. But it strays into an episodic bog that leaves it gasping for dramatic life.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Even when all decked out in foppish finery, looking absolutely ridiculous to the objective eye, [Downey] can't find a way to focus your attention on him. Instead, in looking at him, all you can do is wonder: How much did those duds cost?
January 1, 2000
What virtues the movie has are cosmetic.
January 1, 2000
Somewhere in this potentially fascinating story of a man's life, the director caught epic fever and his characters got buried in breadth and depth of his ambition.
January 1, 2000
Even in period drag, this movie resembles warmed-over Forrest Gump.