Don Juan DeMarco Reviews

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April 25, 2019
The film has its slow patches, and its fragile illusion probably doesn't stand up to close scrutiny. But, mostly, it dances on a very fine knife's edge between charm and absurdity, an irresistible paean to the art of kiss-kiss.
March 4, 2019
Clearly, director-writer Jeremy Leven was too intimidated by the great Brando to insist that he enunciate. Too bad. But then, Leven didn't do his job well either.
March 4, 2019
The movie itself is never as good as it should be, owing to Leven's lifeless staging.
March 4, 2019
For the film to work, we'd have to be in denial... and it's just not magical enough for that.
March 4, 2019
Cushy it might be in appearance, but it is also pretty flat.
March 4, 2019
Brando doesn't so much walk through this movie as coast, in a gassy, self-indulgent performance no one else could have gotten away with.
March 4, 2019
The movie, written and directed by Jeremy Leven, may not be one for the ages, but it's a pleasant, involving experience that intermixes fairy-tale romance with modern, deadpan comedy.
March 4, 2019
Though the material is thin, the actors do seem to be getting a kick out of playing off each other.
March 4, 2019
The film's greatest asset is its glorious acting, with special accolades to Brando, who here delivers yet another magnificent "comeback" performance.
March 4, 2019
It's a joy to see Brando throwing himself into the spirit of the thing, ardently courting his perplexed wife of 30 years, a ravished Dunaway (they share a lovely five-minute bed scene -- in one, uninterrupted take).
March 4, 2019
Don Juan is a glorious nut-case, played well by Depp, who mixes a faux nobleman's hauteur with an air of gentleness and longing. The film gets off track only when it makes him too self-aware.
March 4, 2019
It benefits not only from Mr. Brando's peculiar presence, but also from Johnny Depp, who again proves himself a brilliantly intuitive young actor with strong ties to the Brando legacy.
March 4, 2019
What a bizarro trio!
March 4, 2019
If ever there was a movie that is more enjoyable than it has any right to be on the surface, it's this one.
March 4, 2019
Although flawed in many respects -- it's not as smooth and silky a movie as it could have been -- Don Juan DeMarco nevertheless evokes a romantic mood that tickles and caresses; in a way, it's a movie version of spring fever.
August 15, 2018
The movie certainly has its charming moments, but it's also so desperate to appear charming that the hard work begins to wear you down.
December 13, 2017
It is hard to think of another actor who could bring off Don Juan De Marco, as Johnny Depp has. With his voice like a caress and eyes that gently preen, he is entirely believable as a consummate seducer, who yet remains sweet and sincere.
January 19, 2007
June 13, 2006
Iconoclastic acting by Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp and Faye Dunaway elevate this likable comedy about love, illusion and delusion way above its inconsequential text.
October 21, 2005
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