Casanova (2005)

Casanova (2005)



Critic Consensus: This frothy, oddly bloodless film does a disservice to the colorful life of the real Casanova.

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For the first time in his life, the legendary Casanova is about to meet his match with an alluring Venetian beauty, Francesca, who does the one thing he never thought possible: refuse him. Through a series of clever disguises and scheming ruses, he manages to get ever closer to Francesca. But he is playing the most dangerous game he has ever encountered - one that will risk not only his life and reputation, but his only chance at true passion.
R (for some sexual content)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Heath Ledger
as Casanova
Sienna Miller
as Francesca Bruni
Oliver Platt
as Paprizzio
Lena Olin
as Andrea
Stephen Greif
as Donato
Ken Stott
as Dalfonso
Phil Davies
as Bernardo Guardi
Helen McCrory
as Casanova's Mother
Leigh Lawson
as Mother's Lover/Tito
Tim McInnerny
as The Doge
Charlie Cox
as Giovanni Bruni
Natalie Dormer
as Victoria
Philip Davis
as Guardi
Paddy Ward
as Vittorio
Ben Moor
as Andolini
Lidia Biondi
as Casanova's Grandmother
Eugene Simon
as Casanova at 11
Robert Levine
as Cardinal Lopresta
Lauren Cohan
as Sister Beatrice
Danielle Baker
as Sister Magdalene
Clive Riche
as Prof. Bennetto
Marta Bellocchio
as Beautiful Masked Woman
Adriano Iurissevich
as Masked Casanova Actor
Niall Buggy
as Bookseller/Printer
Simonetta Bortolozzi
as Beautiful Woman in Bookshop
Francis Pardeilhan
as Customs Officer
Enzo Turrin
as Maggiordomo
Carolina Levi
as Bruni's Maid
Paola Pessot
as Lolling Street Walker
Elisabeth Riva
as Prostitute
Monica Vallerini
as Whore #3
Naike Rivelli
as Dark Haired Beauty
Sara Guerra
as Fair Haired Woman
Marta Paola Richeldi
as Another Woman
Giorgia Riccardi
as Another Beauty
Kristy Dibiccari
as Woman in Bookshop
Jessica Seaton
as Plain Woman in Bookshop
Anna Gaia Marchioro
as Plain Looking Woman
Lorenzo Felisatti
as Laughing Man
Roy Doliner
as Dalfonso's Secretary
Silvia Nanni
as Whispering Woman
Paolo De Giorgiro
as Young Man
Alessandro Bressanello
as Flunkey Captain
Katarina Volgyiova
as Society Woman
Davide Bozzato
as Drunken Reveller
Catherine Gault
as Reveller
Renzo Martini
as Beadle
Federico Scridel
as Casanova Actor
Manuella Massimi
as Lady Actress
Tommy Korberg
as Gondola Singer
Bryan Korenberg
as Man in Brothel
as Pig
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Critic Reviews for Casanova

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (41)

Overall, Casanova is silly but amusing.

January 18, 2006
New York Observer
Top Critic

The whimsical plot, involving Casanova's seduction of a cross-dressing feminist, isn't helped by director Lasse Hallstrom's leaden hand.

January 6, 2006
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The sticky sweet stuff in the middle traps history's greatest lover and slows the whole affair to a crawl.

January 6, 2006
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

The irony of [Sienna] Miller co-starring in a film about the world's most notorious lothario aside, there's not much to love about Casanova.

Full Review… | January 6, 2006
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Despite its oh-so deviant title character, Casanova is a harmless bon-bon, a breezy period farce that mimics lesser Shakespeare and a look that recalls Amadeus or Shakespeare in Love.

Full Review… | January 6, 2006
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

A ribald, witty costume comedy filled with delightful performances and wily plot turns, this is the sort of film that makes you wonder why more films like this aren't made.

Full Review… | January 6, 2006
Detroit News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Casanova


Heath Ledger, Omid Djalili, Senna Miller, Charlie Cox, Lena Olin, Jeremy Irons, Natalie Dormer, Oliver Platt, Lauren Cohan DIRECTED BY: Lasse Hallstrom Heath Ledger plays the fabled romantic as a man who, after failing to win the affection of a particular Venetian woman, strives to discover the real meaning of love. It was a good little movie I caught on T.V, today. Entertaining with a great cast. Had great costumes and a great scenery of Venice. What I thought would be a bit more of a serious movie ended up being a very humorous one. Enjoyed it.


Super Reviewer


I took this journey mainly because of Heath Ledger. The fact that Jeremy Irons, Lena Olin & Oliver Platt were envolved also helped. But what I assumed would be a sort of lush period piece with a dash of period specific humor (a la' 'A Room With A View") ended up feeling more like a "slap-sticky" comedy of errors. Beautiful costumes, sets and location shots. Had I not been expecting a more realistic "period piece" type film, the cheesy over the top acting probably wouldn't have bothered me as much. In any case while the story is predictable, this was ammusing and a (mostly) enjoyable romp. It did make me a bit melancholy for the great things that I believe would have come from Mr. Ledger had he stayed with us longer.

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer

It was a good movie. But not my kind of movie

Martin Sahlin
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

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