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  • Summary: Alexandre Dumas's classic story of an innocent man wrongly but deliberately imprisoned and his brilliant strategy for revenge against those who betrayed him. (Touchstone Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. 100
    Utterly thrilling and enthralling, a commercial film that paces itself wonderfully, never allowing the action or romance to outweigh its story and characters. For mainstream adventure fare, that's quite an accomplishment.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    A lavishly mounted and appealingly old-fashioned swashbuckler with nary a trace of wink-wink irony or revisionist embellishment.
  3. 75
    An exhilarating visualization of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel of betrayal and vengeance.
  4. As a revenge thriller, the movie is serviceable, but it doesn't really deliver the delicious guilty pleasure of the better film versions.
  5. 63
    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.
  6. With more buckling than swash, The Count of Monte Cristo is a good-looking, poorly acted washout.
  7. 38
    This is the time of the year movie studios traditionally dump their mistakes into theaters -- and boy, did Disney make a whopper with The Count of Monte Cristo.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Mar 26, 2011
    10
    An epic tale of adventure, betrayal, love and revenge. There really is something here for everyone. Jim Caviezel, one of the most underratedAn epic tale of adventure, betrayal, love and revenge. There really is something here for everyone. Jim Caviezel, one of the most underrated actors of the past decade, delivered a superb performance in this film. This is my favorite movie of all time, so pardon the perfect score. Expand
  2. PaulS.
    May 21, 2006
    10
    Simply one of the most well-done films of all time. Well-acted, with a great storyline. Very well done.
  3. TarynN
    Oct 25, 2006
    10
    This is my FAVOURITE movie of all time.
  4. AndiB.
    Feb 26, 2007
    9
    Kept me on the edge of my seat and a dashing performance by Caviezel and Pearce. Want to see more of Caviezel. This is one I will buy for my library.
  5. PatrickI.
    Feb 15, 2009
    9
    The Count of Monte Cristo is an excellent piece of work, even though it doesn't follow the book as does the Gerard Depardieu version. The Count of Monte Cristo is an excellent piece of work, even though it doesn't follow the book as does the Gerard Depardieu version. The movie is quite one of the best dramas of the 2000's. Enjoyed very much! Expand
  6. Myles#13
    Sep 8, 2006
    8
    Although 'The Count of Monte Cristo' on film is VERY different from the novel, this movie actually maintains the spirit of the book Although 'The Count of Monte Cristo' on film is VERY different from the novel, this movie actually maintains the spirit of the book in its adaptation, while coming up with an adventurous ending. Caviezel fits the role perfectly, and Richard Harris (in one of his last appearances) steals the show. Take a look, see for yourself! Expand
  7. Jul 29, 2014
    6
    "The Count of Monte Cristo" is easy to like. An accomplished piece of cinematography, and a strong adaptation of Dumas's novel. Caviezel's"The Count of Monte Cristo" is easy to like. An accomplished piece of cinematography, and a strong adaptation of Dumas's novel. Caviezel's portrayal of Dantes is undeniably a decent one. While it may not be the classic someone might expect, it is an enjoyable adventure that keeps its audience thrilled through its unevenly bland ending. Expand

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