The Mask of Zorro

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 160 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 3 out of 160
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  1. Oct 31, 2010
    9
    Antonio Banderas for the win!
  2. Aug 11, 2010
    10
    This movie is phenomenal and definitely one of the most underrated movies of all-time. The plot is great, everything flows wonderfully from scene to scene and it gives you that feel of a real authentic movie. The action is fantastic as well, I mean who doesn't love sword-fighting especially when its done this good. I thought characters were also well mapped out and you really do careThis movie is phenomenal and definitely one of the most underrated movies of all-time. The plot is great, everything flows wonderfully from scene to scene and it gives you that feel of a real authentic movie. The action is fantastic as well, I mean who doesn't love sword-fighting especially when its done this good. I thought characters were also well mapped out and you really do care what happens to them. Expand
  3. PatC.
    Aug 2, 2004
    4
    Traditional slick button-pusher of a swashbuckler with star power and all the other Hollywood devices both old and new. Although it touches on an estranged child and parent subconsciously seeking to resolve their lost association, as a matinee serial gone full length it's not really convincing as about anything deep or important. The nameless faceless peons Zorro champions remain Traditional slick button-pusher of a swashbuckler with star power and all the other Hollywood devices both old and new. Although it touches on an estranged child and parent subconsciously seeking to resolve their lost association, as a matinee serial gone full length it's not really convincing as about anything deep or important. The nameless faceless peons Zorro champions remain anonymous and expendable. OK for what it attempts to do, which is nothing new or memorable. Expand
  4. DanH.
    Jan 29, 2004
    10
    My second favourite movie of all time after City Of Angels. This is just one of those films which gives you that swashbuckling feeling, and like a good wine, gets better with age.
  5. SeanR.
    Apr 29, 2004
    10
    It's beautiful, with lots of action!!!
  6. RayJ.
    Sep 12, 2004
    10
    A great movie!!! It has all that a crowd needs...a romantic plot, a slight touch of comedy, a great deal of tragedy, and most important of all a lot of action!!!!
  7. [Anonymous]
    Nov 19, 2005
    8
    A swashbuckler that works on its own terms. A little overlong in the middle act, though. The action's good, but it seems to be the lighthearted swashbuckling kind as opposed to the usual blood, viscerallity, and high body count. Rich people seem to be a common choice of villain in recent movies of late.
  8. JoséA.
    Dec 11, 2005
    10
    This a very very cool movie is great.
  9. Sep 6, 2013
    8
    Fueled with slick dialogue and a script that benefits greatly from the charismatic leads of Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins, The Mask of Zorro is a spectacular swashbuckling tale with an endless knack to entertain.
  10. DanF.
    Apr 29, 2003
    8
    Funny and lots of action.
  11. AbigailW.
    Aug 27, 2004
    10
    I think this is a great movie!
  12. chucky.
    May 30, 2005
    9
    Catherine Zeta-Jones has never looked better!
  13. Mar 18, 2013
    7
    Right from its grand and bombastic opening logos, you get the distinct feeling when starting "The Mask of Zorro" that you're in for a ride and considering this is an action picture from Martin Campbell, it doesn't disappoint. This is a highly entertaining and well-made movie with a script and characters as clean and beautiful as the direction and practical effects. It's big, it'sRight from its grand and bombastic opening logos, you get the distinct feeling when starting "The Mask of Zorro" that you're in for a ride and considering this is an action picture from Martin Campbell, it doesn't disappoint. This is a highly entertaining and well-made movie with a script and characters as clean and beautiful as the direction and practical effects. It's big, it's exciting, it's explosive and it's very memorable. Expand
  14. Feb 27, 2014
    8
    The Mask of Zorro will be a great classic someday. The Zorro films have always been inspiring and original, and that's what makes them special and unique. This film, like a great scotch, will get better with age.
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 75
    The film is a display of traditional movie craftsmanship, especially at the level of the screenplay, which respects the characters and story and doesn't simply use them for dialogue breaks between action sequences.
  2. Spectacular, fast, never boring. But it's also one of the more disappointing movies I've seen recently.
  3. Proudly old-fashioned in every way except the often excessive violence that director Martin Campbell splashes across the screen.