• The Mask of Zorro (1998)

The Mask of Zorro

Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: October 29th, 1998

PG-13 |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

After being imprisoned for 20 years, Zorro -- Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins) -- receives word that his old enemy, Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson), has returned. Don Diego escapes and returns to his old headquarters, where he trains aimless drunk Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas) to be his successor. Meanwhile, Montero -- who has secretly raised Diego's daughter, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), as his own -- hatches a plot to rob California of its gold.

Cast: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stuart Wilson, Matt Letscher, Maury Chaykin, Tony Amendola, Pedro Armend√°riz Jr.

Director: Martin Campbell

Genres: Adventure

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Keywords: Revenge, Charming, Melodramatic, Underdog, Love interest, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Proudly old-fashioned in every way except the often excessive violence that director Martin Campbell splashes across the screen. show more

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    A great deal of excitement and adventure, all brought to the screen by using a somewhat irreverent tone that keeps the mood light without trivializing the characters. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The film is a display of traditional movie craftsmanship, especially at the level of the screenplay, which respects the characters and story and doesn't simply use them for dialogue breaks between action sequences. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Sound Effects Editing
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)