The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Jovovich is not capable of bringing to the screen such a complicated person.
January 1, 2000
The lack of a plausible leading lady is enough to sink what is otherwise an eye-catching, although heavily '90s-style, telling of one of history's most frequently filmed stories.
January 1, 2000
Fails on nearly every count.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Besson manipulates his audience's emotions instead of informing, inspiring, or illuminating its intellect.
January 1, 2000
Besson seems to have no sense that Joan herself was giving a performance.
January 1, 2000
Like its almost-demented heroine, The Messenger is unnervingly consumed with energy.
January 1, 2000
What an unholy mess.
January 1, 2000
Both visually spectacular and staggeringly awful.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 7, 2002
Makes precious little sense.
Full Review | Original Score: short
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
I know less about Joan of Arc now than I did going into the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 14, 2001
Girlfriend was a few fries short of a happy meal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Among the laughably bad lines is one uttered by The Conscience. 'When does the pain end and the pleasure begin?' he asks Joan. For The Messenger's audience, it is as soon as the ending credits begin to roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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