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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Viewers expecting rip-roaring, chandelier- swinging swordplay adventure are likely to be disappointed by the measured tone and portentous verbal interplay. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I could see how, with a rewrite and a better focus, this could have been a film of "Braveheart'' quality instead of basically just a costume swashbuckler. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The problem with this movie is that Wallace has attempted to squeeze a 500-page book into a 130-minute motion picture, something that can't be done without major sacrifices. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The result is the kind of picture you can sit through quite contentedly, the cinematic equivalent of an innocuous seatmate on an airplane trip -- it neither bores nor insults you, and, when the ride's over, is promptly gone and forgotten. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Leonardo DiCaprio? Excuse me, Leonardo DiCaprio? I know he makes teenaged girls cry, but, I mean, Leonardo DiCaprio? show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    This dopey swashbuckler offers little action but lashings of DiCaprio's soft, hairless flesh. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    This new chronicle of the adventures of the king's musketeers, as directed by Braveheart scribe Randall Wallace, suffers from a severe case of over-earnestness and star-power overkill. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Wallace, unfortunately, writes lazy, anachronistic dialogue, and the picture is abysmally shot (by Peter Suschitzky), with a prosaic, low-budget look that never allows you to experience the enraptured majesty of a fairy-tale historical setting. show more

  • 70
    The A.V. Club

    A mish-mash of accents (buffoonish Depardieu's French, somber Irons' British, and DiCaprio and Malkovich carrying the same voices they use for every project) are vaguely unsettling, and there seems to be too little swashbuckling for characters who are synonymous with the term. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy Variety

    An unusually sober and serious-minded telling of Alexandre Dumas' classic tale, this handsome costumer is routinely made and comes up rather short in boisterous excitement. show more

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