The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

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Randall Wallace's visually sensational, alternately corny and brooding version of the Alexander Dumas legend features the Three (Old) Musketeers, a tormented D'Artagnan, and a set of man-boy twins, with Leonardo DiCaprio as both King Louis XIV and brother Philippe.
Rating:
PG-13 (For sequences of violence and some sensuality/nudity)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama
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MGM Home Entertainment

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio
as King Louis/Philippe
Jeremy Irons
as Aramis
Gabriel Byrne
as D'Artagnan
Anne Parillaud
as Queen Anne
Judith Godrèche
as Christine
Edward Atterton
as Lt. Andre
Brigitte Boucher
as Madame Rotund
Matthew Jocelyn
as Assassin
Hugh Laurie
as King's Advisor
David Lowe
as King's Advisor
Emmanuel Guttierez
as King's Friend
Christian Erickson
as Ballroom Guard
François Montagut
as Blond Musketeer
Andrew Wallace
as Peasant Boy
Cecile Auclert
as Serving Woman
Sonia Backers
as Serving Woman
Vincent Nemeth
as Customer
Joe Sheridan
as Fortress Keeper
Olivier Hemon
as Fortress Head Guard
Michael Morris
as Bastille Gate Guard
Emmanuel Patron
as Fortress Guard
Leonor Varela
as Ballroom Beauty
Laura Fraser
as Bedroom Beauty
Brigitte Auber
as Queen Anne's Attendant
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Audience Reviews for The Man in the Iron Mask

I love period dramas with a great cast. King Louis XIV of France is a cruel ruler, who oppresses his people and is a womaniser. He has a secret twin brother whom he has hidden away and is covered by an iron mask. One of my faves - double Leo! The ending always makes me cry.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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The Man in the Iron Mask is a tale of a the Musketeers who must reunite to capture the evil King Louis XIV and replace him with his much kinder, but unknown, twin who has been unjustly locked away in the dungeons. I am not a fan of Leonerdo DiCrapio. Yes I spelt that wrong on purpose. I think he's too cocky and thinks his shit don't stink. So excuse me while I don't flutter at the sight of him. I've seen better performances from all these actors. DiCrapio included. So the reason I gave it three stars is because I did enjoy the story. It was interesting and it played out well enough.

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½

While DiCaprio can be a fine actor and an arresting presence, that is not the case here. He is completely miscast, his nasally voice grating and at the point in his career when this was made he didn't have the gravitas to hold the dual roles at center stage. Malkovich is similiarly out of place not in any way suggesting anything remotely contentenial in his bearing and since the rest of the cast that surrounds them are all European the casting of those two is fatal to the picture's unity and flow.

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