The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Surprisingly good flick! You don't expect much from the title or the actors, but it's all superbly handled. Lots of excellent swashbuckling and all the leads do more than required to make you really give a damn by the end. Recommended!
Its hard to believe that this movie is already 20 years old! Its a fun, action packed movie. And the violence isn't over the top. Banderas and Zeta-Jones are beautiful and Hopkins lends an air of dignity in all of his scenes. Good movie!
Some imperfections threaten to make the film uneven but Antonio Banderas still puts on a great performance as a new Zorro to make it a winner in its own right. It's action-packed, dramatic and funny. One way that we can see it is as an action-packed swashbuckling period piece. Fun and surprisingly nimble as the consensus states.
With a light-hearted, swashbuckling fervor, this action adventure comedy allows the characters to poke fun at the stereotypes, then upstaged them with an earnest innocence. Well played - with a big heart, a smirk and a wink.
I've tried a handful of times to sit down and watch this movie over the years. It's definitely not bad at all, but I just wish it wasn't so long. If it were about a half hour shorter, I think I'd like it much more.