The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
Critic Consensus: 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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Critic Reviews for The Count of Monte Cristo
A preposterous, expansive and self-conscious attempt to resurrect the historical spectacular.
A big, vacuous, sometimes exciting glamour-puss of a movie.
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.
Old-form moviemaking at its best.
There's a thin line between likably old-fashioned and fuddy-duddy, and The Count of Monte Cristo ... never quite settles on either side.
Audience Reviews for The Count of Monte Cristo
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.
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
The Count of Monte Cristo Quotes
|Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo:||How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.|
|Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo:||Kings to you Fernand!|
|Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo:||You were right priest, you were right...|
|Fernand:||What happened to your mercy?|
|Edmond Dantes/The Count of Monte Cristo:||I'm a count, not a saint.|