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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Garden
    70
    A mish-mash of accents (buffoonish Depardieu's French, somber Irons' British, and DiCaprio and Malkovich carrying the same voices they use for every project) are vaguely unsettling, and there seems to be too little swashbuckling for characters who are synonymous with the term.
  2. Wallace, unfortunately, writes lazy, anachronistic dialogue, and the picture is abysmally shot (by Peter Suschitzky), with a prosaic, low-budget look that never allows you to experience the enraptured majesty of a fairy-tale historical setting.
  3. The result is the kind of picture you can sit through quite contentedly, the cinematic equivalent of an innocuous seatmate on an airplane trip -- it neither bores nor insults you, and, when the ride's over, is promptly gone and forgotten.
  4. Leonardo DiCaprio? Excuse me, Leonardo DiCaprio? I know he makes teenaged girls cry, but, I mean, Leonardo DiCaprio?
  5. The only other adaptations I've seen of the Alexandre Dumas novel (which I haven't read) are the Classics Illustrated comic book and the 1939 James Whale potboiler, both of which I prefer to this vulgar and overwrought 1998 free-for-all, which makes you wait interminably for the story's central narrative premise.
  6. There is nothing worth getting steamed over or particularly excited about.
  7. 10
    Not 10 minutes into the smeary mess that is The Man in the Iron Mask, the only sensible question to ask yourself is, "What am I doing here?"

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 3, 2015
    8
    In this movie, what appeals to me most is that finally the men are old and mature, touching (compared to the "The Three Musketeers" -movie).In this movie, what appeals to me most is that finally the men are old and mature, touching (compared to the "The Three Musketeers" -movie). Especially D'Artagnan stole my heart. The story is amazing, the acting pure and talented - even Leonardo DiCaprio I can withstand, for once. A lot of plotting, secrets, decisions between friendship and personal desires, loyalty, duty and hatred... This is finest drama and action in one package! Expand

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