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  • Summary: 1700s Venice. He was the legendary adventurer whose amorous dalliances would go on to inspire countless lovers throughout the centuries. She was the most virtuoso writer of her time who was waiting to find that rare man with a true understanding of steadfastness and passion. When Giacomo Casanova (Ledger) discovers Francesca Bruni (Miller), he met his ultimate romantic match, succumbing to the only woman ever to refuse his charms -- until he could prove himself to be one man worthy of her romantic ideals. (Touchstone Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. 91
    A lovely, mischievous Casanova that will sweep you off your feet.
  2. 80
    Among the least-heralded of the Christmas releases, Casanova is one of the few that's wholly enjoyable.
  3. Reviewed 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.
  4. Miller gives the film's one genuine, focused, committed performance, and you can see why she might even reform a rake of Casanova's standing.
  5. 50
    Ledger's comic flair is a big plus in a film that is fanatically busy and fatally sexless.
  6. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Don't confuse the 18th-century Vene tian setting in Casanova with sophisti cation. The film's one-dimensional characters and lame one-liners make it a sitcom with petticoats.
  7. 20
    Ledger's deadpan baritone pumps wit into his tepid one-liners like collagen into a wilted starlet's kisser, and the clumsy staging might not grate so much if the tone weren't so self-congratulatory.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. Feb 13, 2013
    A disappointing film, the word annoying comes to mind. However there are some humorous moments and the Venetian scenery is impressive, minus the dodgy effects of course. What seems to be promising storyline supported with an established cast turns out to be an easily forgettable tale. Expand

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