Casanova : Season 1

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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Critic Reviews

  1. A playful pastiche of clashing styles.
  2. 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?
  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. "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.
  5. 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. 50
    "Casanova" is a giddily unconventional tale of an adventurous youth, but then it's also a stock and inflated portrait of old age.
  7. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Alynda Wheat
    83
    [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]
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User 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
    10
    i adored this mini-series. david tennant is brilliant as a young casanova. it really is a wonderful retelling of an interesting story.
  2. emmac
    Nov 2, 2006
    9
    a funny and enotional movie
  3. SimonT
    Oct 30, 2006
    3
    Silly, paced too faced. Waste of time.