Captain Corelli's Mandolin

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36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 33 Critics What's this?

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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

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  • Summary: A World War II drama about a beautiful Greek villager (Cruz) and the Italian soldier (Cage), part of Mussolini's occupying army, who wins her heart.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 33
  2. Negative: 12 out of 33
  1. 88
    Although it's in the same genre as "The English Patient," it's a vastly better movie --more surprising and original, more rigorous and sympathetic. This film is oddly shaped. It is also heartbreaking and exhilarating.
  2. A handsomely staged and craftily constructed tearjerker.
  3. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    60
    Good old-fashioned romantic entertainment, just restrained enough to skirt schmaltz.
  4. Partly a travelogue for the Greek islands, partly a simplistic love story, and generally a rehash of the Oscar-winning "Mediterraneo," as if we needed even the first one.
  5. 40
    Ms. Cruz...once again proves her inability to give a bad performance even under the worst of circumstances.
  6. Given the polyglot nature of the cast, with actors from at least five countries taking their best shots at the English language, it's unclear why Cage felt he needed an accent or, stranger still, why it took him a reported seven months to come up with this one.
  7. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    10
    Probably the most horrifying stuff I've seen all week.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. hatems.
    Jul 9, 2007
    10
    It's a very nice romantic story with some action and with a very great sound track especially the Pelagia Song.
  2. EvaH.
    Jun 18, 2010
    0
    Unreliable character sketches - in particular the PTSD case is far out. But beautiful views.

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