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The Mask of Zorro Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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.
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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
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
| Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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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
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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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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| 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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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
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David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Banderas, with his flashing eyes, makes a good mock-Hidalgo, but the movie would be a lot more amusing if it weren't such kid stuff.
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Entertainment Weekly
July 17, 1998
Full Review | Original Score: B