Captain Corelli's Mandolin Reviews

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November 7, 2019
Captain Corelli's Mandolin is just the latest example of why many books should not be turned into films, literacy should be promoted in our educational institutions and sub-titles should be used on films requiring foreign accents.
March 8, 2018
All these goodies are crammed into an overproduced jumble that searches vainly for a proper tone.
September 7, 2011
September 19, 2008
Nicolas Cage and Penlope Cruz are ill-matched, and the range of heavy accents is distracting.
August 7, 2008
Strikes too many false notes on the dramatic side to add up to a satisfying emotional experience.
February 9, 2006
The film's perfectly watchable, but it's never more than that.
May 20, 2003
A romance as spectacular as this novel is, it still has a difficult job making the leap to the screen.
February 8, 2003
...Touching and at the same time brutal, brimming with the emotional conflict that surges within its characters.
October 30, 2002
Gorgeous to look at and well-played, it's definitely watchable, yet strangely uninvolving.
October 15, 2002
A lot of talent was squandered on this incoherent grab bag of war-movie moments.
October 10, 2002
A historical drama that simply fails to make convincing human connections.
September 10, 2002
Here's a film with all the right ingredients which somehow manages to taste bland as a hell.
August 2, 2002
The stunning look of this film took my breath away and overcame its shortcomings for me.
July 9, 2002
Yet another WWII love triangle that suffers from bad acting, but looks great!
June 21, 2002
...feels as if it has been manufactured in a chop shop of former Oscar winners and nauseating Miramax 'prestige' puff pieces.
June 9, 2002
The Greek tourism board couldn't have turned out a more persuasive commercial. Buying the various twists and turns of Shawn Slovo's screenplay, however, is more difficult.
June 8, 2002
La novela, disponible en cualquier librera, es una gran realizacin; desgraciadamente al llevarla a los 24 cuadros por segundo, perdi mucha de su fuerza.
February 26, 2002
If there is one word to describe this movie, it would be 'safe.'
January 22, 2002
The movie duplicates exactly my experience with the book, although I must say I was thankful to be spared serial outbreaks of hearty Greek dancing.
January 6, 2002
Cage's ancestors may have come from the Old Country, but he's no more Italian than Franco-American SpaghettiOs.
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