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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 70
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The new Count moves with the smooth, plastic efficiency of a TV miniseries. Inspiration and originality may be in short supply, but the movie gets the job done. show more

  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    The stuff of high romance, brought off with considerable wit, too. People are going to love it. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    For younger audiences drawn by the attractive actors, this might be their introduction to the Dumas epic. At least it's an effective and rousing version. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    James Caviezel makes us care more about that innocent romantic, Edmond Dantes, than we may care to care about the rest of the picture, which entertains in fits and starts, with startling ruptures in tone. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    This delicious adventure of crude betrayal and elegant revenge is yummy even when reheated by director Kevin Reynolds. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    With more buckling than swash, The Count of Monte Cristo is a good-looking, poorly acted washout. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This is the kind of adventure picture the studios churned out in the Golden Age -- so traditional it almost feels new. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Sail to the box office, swashbucklers. Dumas is back in style. show more

  • 75
    Charles Savage Miami Herald

    An exhilarating visualization of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel of betrayal and vengeance. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Performances by Jim Caviezel and Richard Harris make this a great adventure. show more

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