The Mask of Zorro Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 6, 2013
Simplistic but sprawling action film...
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 26, 2012
This is the best movie version of Zorro to date, and High-Definition makes it that much more exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
The Mask of Zorro stands as a pointed riposte to those who say they don't make 'em like that anymore.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
March 11, 2008
Crisp and competent and often witty, but it only does what it's supposed to do; it's never quite inspired or exhilarating...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 14, 2006
Directed with snap and panache by Martin Campbell, Mask of Zorro gives audiences a pair of dashing whippersnappers for the price of one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Not so much a blood-pounding swashbuckling adventure as it is a comfortable old friend--the kind of movie your grandfather might have seen at a Saturday matinee.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Buckling the swash in a way approaching Errol Flynn, Antonio is up for the action and handles the slapstick as the inept student with aplomb. The romance between him and Zeta-Jones has sparks, too.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Zorro follows the predictable paths of action movies, but re-energizes the pattern with adrenaline, exuberance, creativity, and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
June 15, 2004
A surprisingly good example of Hollywood's craftsmanship.
| Original Score: 7/10
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 31, 2003
At its best, this 'Zorro' captures some of the dizzyingly romantic flavor of pulp fiction. ...Unfortunately, Martin Campbell has directed this Mexican melodrama in an often uninspired fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
If Hopkins makes the story important, Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones make it sexy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
It's as if Jackie Chan were channeling the spirit of Errol Flynn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
With a perfectly cast Antonio Banderas slashing those Zs, The Mask of Zorro offers as many zesty sword fights as an Errol Flynn film festival.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The story is not important. The clash of swords, the leaps, the tumbles -- it's all very nice. But after 136 minutes, it becomes a bit much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lisa Osborne
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The casting is great. Hopkins, Banderas and Zeta-Jones all look the part and breathe life and passion into their roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
We get clever physical gags, a perky chemistry between the dour Hopkins and the bumbling Banderas, and a spirited Catherine Zeta Jones tossed in...
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
This zestful revival of the swashbuckler film will carve a mark in your consciousness.
December 10, 2001
There are no clever ground-breaking effects, just lashings of good clean fun with desperately devilish baddies, and good guys so fantastic, so clever and witty, that they make you want to weep with pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 27, 2001
...honors the swashbuckling tradition of its predecessors while adding a healthy dose of humor.
| Original Score: 7/10
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
September 4, 2001
Oh it's fun. An old-fashioned, good-hearted action film with a sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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