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Mad Love Reviews

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July 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2003
A sumptuously-appointed account of the life of the 16th-century Spanish royal Joan of Castile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2003
A chick flick of the first order, disguised by just enough historical detail to elevate the proceedings somewhat.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2002
So vivid a portrait of a woman consumed by lust and love and crushed by betrayal that it conjures up the intoxicating fumes and emotional ghosts of a freshly painted Rembrandt.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2002
Interesting both as a historical study and as a tragic love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2002
It's López de Ayala's show, and she's relentless in her energy and passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2002
A bodice-ripper for intellectuals.
September 13, 2002
It's like an old Warner Bros. costumer jived with sex -- this could be the movie Errol Flynn always wanted to make, though Bette Davis, cast as Joan, would have killed him.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 6, 2002
I'm still not quite sure how to take this historical drama with a sexual twist, but I liked it. Obscure history can be pretty fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 6, 2002
A sexy, peculiar and always entertaining costume drama set in Renaissance Spain, and the fact that it's based on true events somehow makes it all the more compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 6, 2002
The gifted and lovely Ms. López de Ayala makes Joan both an imperious queen and a passionate creature of desire.
September 5, 2002
... like a Spanish Elizabeth transformed into an earthy bodice-ripper.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 4, 2002
Liotti, resembling Fabio in tights, doesn't appear to have enough brains, passion, or good looks to inspire the kind of obsession Joan demonstrates
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2002
The film may occasionally feel like a political science lesson brought to soap-operatic life, but it's well acted and artfully done.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2002
Lopez de Ayala's exquisite acting makes us feel the frustration and sadness of a woman fighting against betrayal from all angles.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 30, 2002
A compelling Spanish film about the withering effects of jealousy in the life of a young monarch whose sexual passion for her husband becomes an obsession.
August 29, 2002
The film benefits from a phenomenal central performance by Lopez de Ayala.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2002
An often watchable, though goofy and lurid, blast of a costume drama set in the late 15th century.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 29, 2002
If you're in the mood for impressive castles and sumptuous costumes, torch-lit processions and decorative nudity, this is the place to turn.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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