75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
The stuff of high romance, brought off with considerable wit, too. People are going to love it.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This delicious adventure of crude betrayal and elegant revenge is yummy even when reheated by director Kevin Reynolds.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Sail to the box office, swashbucklers. Dumas is back in style.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is the kind of adventure picture the studios churned out in the Golden Age -- so traditional it almost feels new.
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70

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The best thing in The Count of Monte Cristo is Guy Pearce's snot-nosed hauteur. He gives this scoundrel some wounded edges, and frills as well.
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63

Boston Globe

By Loren King
Wolpert and Reynolds seem to be aiming for the ''Titantic'' audience at the expense of sophistication and historical relevance. It's too bad. The able cast, not to mention Alexandre Dumas, deserves better.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
With more buckling than swash, The Count of Monte Cristo is a good-looking, poorly acted washout.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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