The Mask of Zorro - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Mask of Zorro Reviews

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Banderas and Hopkins prove that there's life in the Z-boy yet, but by leaving in the dull patches, the filmmakers may find audiences catching zzzzzs in ways they never intended.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Hopkins brings gravity and dignity to every role he assumes, which is exactly what is needed here to offset the rambunctious impatience of Banderas' Alejandro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A lively, old-fashioned adventure yarn with just a twist of modern attitude, it's the kind of pleasant entertainment that allows the paying customers to have as much fun as the people on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
An old-fashioned swashbuckler with plenty of action, charm and romance. You can't say they don't make movies like they used to after seeing this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
With a wealth of charismatic Zorros (two), a smashing heroine and a dauntless love of adventure, this is hot-weather escapism so earnestly retrograde that it seems new.
| Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Offers just what one might reasonably expect from a Zorro movie: a great deal of excitement and adventure, all brought to the screen by using a somewhat irreverent tone that keeps the mood light without trivializing the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
One of the most glorious and rousing adventure movies Hollywood has ever produced.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The Mask of Zorro has something you don't often see in modern action pictures: a sense of honor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
The last movie to be this viscerally exciting and satisfying is probably Raiders of the Lost Ark -- and the last movie this charming and delightful must be The Princess Bride.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Mike DeWolfe
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Hopkins and Banderas are very different sorts of actors, and here, in very different ways, each pulls off his role expertly.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
The Mask of Zorro typifies what a good summer popcorn movie can be: an action-packed adventure with an actual plot and interesting characters!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
It's not the movie of the decade, year or even summer, but Zorro has enough going for it to keep you amused and into the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
A swashbuckling, spirited adventure that boasts dazzling effects, a splendid score and the dream cast of Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
Lots of overacting. Lots of clichés. Lots of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
A rollicking good time filled with zesty swordplay, swashbuckling set pieces, spicy romance, and, heck, even a reasonably plausible storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Director Campbell relies on our love for seeing people humiliated, and this is just what the two Zorros have in mind: to make fools of people who have exploited armies of the unwashed.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
It's still possible to make a rousing popcorn flick without treating your audience like wide-eyed rubes suffering from attention-deficit disorder.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
If you love swashbucklers or if you're a Banderas fan, you'll probably want to put the movie in your must-see category. Others can use their own judgement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
This is a good movie. The cute dialogue flows well, and ticks along beautifully thanks to the charisma of the leads.
| Original Score: 7/10
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
God knows it's hokum of the purest stripe, but Campbell, Hopkins, Banderas, and especially the alarmingly vivacious Zeta-Jones pull it off in spades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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