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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    What jump-starts the film is the casting of Johnny Depp as Don Juan and Marlon Brando as his shrink. They bring a playfully romantic touch to a drama that could have been dead weight in clumsier hands. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The picture... is simple, sweet and elegantly written, and it benefits from the presence of Marlon Brando. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The flashbacks, functional at best, aren't really the problem. Interminable one-on-one dialogues between the two male leads are. [7 Apr 1995, p.03.D] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Writer/director Jeremy Leven takes pleasure in clouding the division between what's real and what isn't, but he never stretches matters to such an extreme that Don Juan DeMarco is reduced to a mindless farce. show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    As a captivating bauble, a tribute to a romantic legend, Don Juan DeMarco shines. But as an exercise in performing artistry, a gift from a living legend and an heir apparent, it positively glitters. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    Depp's considerable personal charm is the movie's greatest asset. The story is painfully insubstantial, and Dunaway is sadly wasted in the shallow, predictable role of a woman whose barren life blossoms under her husband's renewed attention. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Brando doesn't so much walk through this movie as coast, in a gassy, self-indulgent performance no one else could have gotten away with. show more

  • 25
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Most of the movie seems stilted and uncomfortably girdled by efforts to work around the cumbersome Brando, who is shot mostly from above the waist, where the full effects of gravity and avoirdupois do not seem so egregious as they do at belt level. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    Depp plays on both his looks and quirky charm to make the title character a joy to watch, while Brando thoroughly enjoys himself as the suddenly amorous physician. Utterly charming. show more

  • 67
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    Although flawed in many respects -- it's not as smooth and silky a movie as it could have been -- Don Juan DeMarco nevertheless evokes a romantic mood that tickles and caresses. show more

  • January 06, 2011 cheers1050
    Report This User

    One of my favorite all time feel good, warm fuzzy movies. Awesome cast!!!! LOVED it!

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