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Captain Corelli's Mandolin Reviews

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September 19, 2008
Nicolas Cage and Penélope 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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
February 8, 2003
...Touching and at the same time brutal, brimming with the emotional conflict that surges within its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 30, 2002
Gorgeous to look at and well-played, it's definitely watchable, yet strangely uninvolving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2002
A lot of talent was squandered on this incoherent grab bag of war-movie moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 10, 2002
A historical drama that simply fails to make convincing human connections.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 10, 2002
Here's a film with all the right ingredients which somehow manages to taste bland as a hell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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!
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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 librería, es una gran realización; desgraciadamente al llevarla a los 24 cuadros por segundo, perdió mucha de su fuerza.
| Original Score: 7/10
February 26, 2002
If there is one word to describe this movie, it would be 'safe.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 10, 2001
Obviously, the novel's sprawling, multi-strand structure has been streamlined here, but Madden and screenwriter Slovo have included so much subtext that it's still a remarkably complex film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 4, 2001
"Captain Corelli's Mandolin" fails to achieve its goals
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 27, 2001
Not as good as it might have been but better than the negative press it has received, which has unfairly doomed it to severe losses at the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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