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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Handsomely weathered John Hurt, as Pelagia's father, gives a performance of such unhackneyed dignity that it provides a moral compass for the action and helps to keep the ricocheting emotional content of the film in balance. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The result is far from perfect, but to its many merits, add timing. You never get a movie with this kind of story in mid-August. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I wish I'd brought a pair of peas to the screening. Then I could have taken in the glorious scenery without the dumb dialogue, which is delivered in a jangle of accents that makes a mockery of ethnicity. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A handsomely staged and craftily constructed tearjerker. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Grand passion, secrecy, world politics and mortal danger provide a heady mix for this spectacularly beautiful movie. If only the accents were as reliable as the azure of the sea. show more

  • 88
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Although it's in the same genre as "The English Patient," it's a vastly better movie --more surprising and original, more rigorous and sympathetic. This film is oddly shaped. It is also heartbreaking and exhilarating. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's beautifully shot on Cephallonian locations by superb landscape photographer John Toll. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Never reaches this level of devastating loss despite its tragedies, but it's not the dismal bomb that much of the British press claims. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    In this film there is a scene where something is said in English pronounced with one accent, and a character asks, ''What did he say?'' and he is told -- in English pronounced with another accent. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The only aspect that emerges a winner is the gorgeous Mediterranean scenery. show more

  • March 02, 2012 prestond57
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    I saw this movie when it fiest hit the theaters in 2001, I loved it! I have always like Nicolas Cage anyway but, this movie was beautiful. The back drop scenery was breath taking...

  • May 25, 2011 Sweetrose
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    In this war-time drama, we find two hearts that share an amazing friendship.Capt.Antonio Corelli (Cage), is sent to Greece with his troop during World War.He meets Pelagia (Cruz) and falls head over heels for her.While staying with the family, he grows more sensitive and distant from his superiors.He has a change of heart, against leaving her family in ruin.This movie shows not only Cage,the action star, but a more sincere side to Mr. Cage, the romantic lover.Bravo and cheers to the cast, for this sweet love story!

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