88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Hallstrom gives us a genial interpretation and a supremely good-humored film.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
A smart and sophisticated comedy romp.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
And if real eroticism is missing - this is a Disney movie, with bosoms heaving more in a gentle parody of heaving than in full desire - the great discovery of this Casanova is Hallström's recovered capacity for play.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Casanova is an entertaining if silly romp, with amusing dialogue, gorgeous production design and painterly cinematography. Venice, where the movie is set, has never been so breathtaking.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Little by little, though, he (Ledger)and those around him achieve a critical mass -- an extremely light critical mass -- and the plot pops with entertaining complications.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Jeremy Irons slithers on board with a haughty sneer and papal vestments, playing Bishop Pucci.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A period romp that tries too hard.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Ledger's comic flair is a big plus in a film that is fanatically busy and fatally sexless.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A light film, airy, likable and set in Venice.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie treats trysting as comedy and yet is stingy with the laughs.
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57 out of 100
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