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The Count of Monte Cristo Reviews

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June 24, 2006
A preposterous, expansive and self-conscious attempt to resurrect the historical spectacular.
July 20, 2002
A big, vacuous, sometimes exciting glamour-puss of a movie.
March 19, 2002
All in all, it's a pretty good execution of a story that's a lot richer than the ones Hollywood action screenwriters usually come up with on their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 3, 2002
Old-form moviemaking at its best.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 30, 2002
There's a thin line between likably old-fashioned and fuddy-duddy, and The Count of Monte Cristo ... never quite settles on either side.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 25, 2002
A rousingly old-fashioned swashbuckler with an abundance of vigorous action and nary a trace of wink-wink irony.
January 25, 2002
[A] pleasant diversion.
January 25, 2002
[An] above average piece of junk.
January 25, 2002
Frequently entertaining and sometimes lovely to look at.
January 25, 2002
This new movie version of the Alexandre Dumas classic is the stuff of high romance, brought off with considerable wit.
January 25, 2002
Betrays the author's intent and makes wholesale changes in the well-known plot.
January 25, 2002
It's a Count for our times.
January 25, 2002
You can count on snoozing.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 25, 2002
It's a fine, old-fashioned-movie movie, which is to say it's unburdened by pretensions to great artistic significance.
January 25, 2002
Neither among the best nor the worst of the lot, it falls somewhere inconspicuously in between, serving up both lively and ill-fitting performances as well as lush backdrops and the requisite derring-do.
January 25, 2002
It's quite entertaining.
January 25, 2002
An unexpectedly entertaining slice of old-fashioned swashbuckle, the kind of sweeping, periodically absurd picture that was cranked out on an assembly line in the 1940s.
January 25, 2002
The classic book had a lot of complex, smart things to say about revenge. The movie doesn't.
January 25, 2002
This is the kind of movie that used to be right at home at the Saturday matinee, and it still is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 24, 2002
A mediocre production that nevertheless will strike a deep and resonant chord with viewers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2002
If The Count of Monte Cristo doesn't transform Caviezel into a movie star, then the game is even more rigged than it was two centuries ago.
January 24, 2002
This delicious adventure of crude betrayal and elegant revenge is yummy even when reheated by director Kevin Reynolds.
January 24, 2002
Solid, unpretentious, thoroughly competent film...
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 24, 2002
When Wolpert's thudding dialogue is combined with Reynolds' tendency to direct things in the most bald-faced way, the results are not good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 24, 2002
Audiences and readers began cheering Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo in 1846, and goodwill likely will continue through the tale's latest movie reincarnation.
January 24, 2002
The film excels at the small touches.
January 24, 2002
Fine escapism (sometimes literally).
January 22, 2002
The week's guilty pleasure ... a gorgeously photographed, sumptuously designed adaptation of the Dumas swashbuckler boasting the most ludicrous dialogue since director Kevin Reynolds's Waterworld.
January 22, 2002
Its lack of quality earns it a place alongside those other two recent Dumas botch-jobs, The Man in the Iron Mask and The Musketeer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 18, 2002
Inspiration and originality may be in short supply, but the movie gets the job done.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5