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  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. A lively, old-fashioned adventure yarn with just a twist of modern attitude, it's the kind of pleasant entertainment that allows the paying customers to have as much fun as the people on screen.
  2. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    This spirited rerun, neatly mixing parody and panache, squeezes a surprising amount of fun out of the old war horse.
  3. 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.
  4. 70
    The Mask Of Zorro is disarming for the same reasons, coasting on the charisma of its stars and a few exciting action setpieces.
  5. Reviewed by: Bruce Diones
    Director Martin Campbell's lumpy direction doesn't coalesce into anything much beyond a pleasant assembly of set pieces.
  6. Spectacular, fast, never boring. But it's also one of the more disappointing movies I've seen recently.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    A romantic adventure-movie slapstick that's too screwy for the action crowd and too old-fashioned for the Home Alone contingent.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 11, 2010
    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 care what happens to them. Expand
  2. JoséA.
    Dec 11, 2005
    This a very very cool movie is great.
  3. Oct 31, 2010
    Antonio Banderas for the win!
  4. Sep 6, 2013
    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. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Nov 19, 2005
    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. Expand
  6. Feb 27, 2014
    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. Expand
  7. Mar 18, 2013
    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's exciting, it's explosive and it's very memorable. Collapse

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