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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
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  1. [O'Toole's] Casanova may have lust in his heart, but it's his love for Henriette... that guides his life and makes the tale worth the telling. [6 Oct 2006, p.64]
  2. A playful pastiche of clashing styles.
  3. It does have a lively pace, a warm spirit, a contagious sense of fun, some very pretty 18th-century European settings and Peter O’Toole as the title character in his later years.
  4. When you’ve got Peter O’Toole in a Masterpiece Theatre mini-series, who cares how many liberties teleplaywright Russell T. Davies took with the confabulations of Giovanni Giacomo Casanova?
  5. Reviewed by: Laurence Vittes
    A second half that bogs down and suspect chemistry will deter some viewers from finding out what really happened at the end of Casanova's days.
  6. "Casanova" only gets into trouble when it wants to mean something, and the more pointedly emotional moments seem cooked up to the point of hokum, but it's fun when it wants to be, and most of the time it just wants to be fun.
  7. 50
    "Casanova" is a giddily unconventional tale of an adventurous youth, but then it's also a stock and inflated portrait of old age.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. carrif
    Dec 4, 2006
    i adored this mini-series. david tennant is brilliant as a young casanova. it really is a wonderful retelling of an interesting story.
  2. JeffW
    Oct 16, 2006
    great style
  3. emmac
    Nov 2, 2006
    a funny and enotional movie
  4. RandallC
    Oct 9, 2006
    The first half was very interesting, each little story of Casanova's conquest showing his true "love" for the women he had encountered in his life. Expand
  5. PaulJ
    Oct 15, 2006
    A fast, swinging, roller coaster ride of a story, full of visual thrills and chills. Loads of fun with riveting performances by Peter O'Toole and David Tennant. Expand
  6. MikeG.
    Oct 20, 2006
    Not spectacular but pretty entertaining. The performances are solid and the story flows pretty well. If the movie has a weakness, it is a dated look and feel...this feels like something from the 1970s and not the 21st century. Expand
  7. SimonT
    Oct 30, 2006
    Silly, paced too faced. Waste of time.

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