The Count of Monte Cristo 2002

The Count of Monte Cristo

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Though it may not reach for any new artistic heights, The Count of Monte Cristo is an old-fashioned yet enjoyable swashbuckler.

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The classic story of an innocent man wrongly, but deliberately imprisoned and his brilliant strategy for revenge against those who betrayed him. Dashing young sailor Edmond Dantes (Jim Caviezel) is a guileless and honest young man whose peaceful life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes (Dagmara Dominczyk) are abruptly shattered when his best friend Fernand (Guy Pearce), who wants Mercedes for himself, deceives him.

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Jim Caviezel
Edmond Dantes, Count of Monte Cristo
Guy Pearce
Fernand Mondego
Richard Harris
Abbe Faria
Henry Cavill
Albert Mondego
Alex Norton
Napoleon Bonaparte
Chris Brigham
Executive Producer
Jay Wolpert
Screenwriter
Alexandre Dumas
Writer (Story)
Andrew Dunn
Director of Photography
Mark Geraghty
Production Designer
Steve Semel
Film Editor
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  • Jul 22, 2015
    Entertaining and enjoyable popcorn fluff. Some odd changes from the book dramatically deviate from the book's more powerful ending, turning a strong message of forgiving and forgetting into a convenient and soapy 'c'est la vie.'
    Paris S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2014
    Dumas' classic adventure tale of revenge gets reheated yet again and still it's good. It literally never gets old. What's best about this version is the feeling of easy camaraderie developed by the two leads (Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce) early on that lays the groundwork for the later betrayal, it gives the accompanying proceedings more weight. While perhaps not as rousing as one expects still a decent addition to the large family of Monte Cristo adaptations.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 14, 2013
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  • Jan 03, 2013
    The 2002 adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' book is remarkable nonetheless. The splendid and grandeur presentation as well as its climatic scenes were entertaining. Although it doesn't heighten and raise the artfulness to new levels, it is still solid enough to win most of its audience. 3.5/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer

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