The Man in the Iron Mask

1998, Adventure/Drama, 2h 12m

41 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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Leonardo DiCaprio plays dual roles with diminishing returns in The Man in the Iron Mask, a cheesy rendition of the Musketeers' epilogue that bears all the pageantry of Alexandre Dumas' text, but none of its romantic panache. Read critic reviews

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The former musketeer Athos (John Malkovich) swears vengeance after despotic King Louis XIV (Leonardo DiCaprio) causes the death of his son. Summoning his old comrades Porthos (Gérard Depardieu) and Aramis (Jeremy Irons), he hatches a plan to liberate a shackled prisoner rumored to be the king's twin brother, and then install him on the throne. But the three musketeers must also contend with their old friend D'Artagnan (Gabriel Byrne), who has remained in the king's service.

Cast & Crew

Leonardo DiCaprio
King Louis XIV, Philippe
Jeremy Irons
Father Aramis the Priest
Gabriel Byrne
Captain D'Artagnan
Anne Parillaud
Queen Mother Anne
Judith Godrèche
Christine Bellefort
Edward Atterton
Lieutenant Andre
Randall Wallace
Screenwriter
René Dupont
Co-Producer
Alan Ladd Jr.
Executive Producer
Nick Glennie-Smith
Original Music
Peter Suschitzky
Cinematographer
William Hoy
Film Editor
Anthony Pratt
Production Designer
Philippe Turlure
Set Decoration
James Acheson
Costume Designer
Steve Harding
Unit Production Manager
Ariel Levy
Unit Production Manager
Périne Barre
Set Dresser
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Audience Reviews for The Man in the Iron Mask

  • Dec 09, 2013
    "One for all, all for one." The legend of the Three Musketeers continues in Randall Wallace's The Man in the Iron Mask. With France on the brink of revolution Aramis, Athos, and Porthos reunite to replace the king by restoring the birth right of his twin brother, who's been secretly exiled. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, and Gabriel Byrne, the casting is especially strong. However, the performances are fairly mediocre, and the dialog is pretty cheesy. Still, the fight sequences are shot quite well and bring a lot of energy and excitement to the film. Additionally, the score and set designs help create an epic feel. The Man in the Iron Mask has some flaws, but delivers a thrilling adventure.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 10, 2013
    It may not rank among the best, but still it's good
    Serge E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2012
    Randal Wallace was a much better writer than director. Granted, this was his first film, but one would expect and hope a 3 Musketeers film to have more...punch.
    Bryan D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 06, 2011
    Decent, feels a little long and some shows do not shine but you can enjoy it.
    Rodrigo R Super Reviewer

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