The Mask of Zorro
The Mask of Zorro (1998)

Director Martin Campbell, well-known to the action arena after 1995's GoldenEye, teams up with executive producer Steven Spielberg to bring the first Hollywood production of creator Johnston McCulley's Zorro in over four decades to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 1, 1998
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Banderas returns as an aging Zorro in this surprisingly nimble, entertaining swashbuckler.

Todd McCarthy
Variety

The Mask of Zorro stands as a pointed riposte to those who say they don't make 'em like that anymore.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Simplistic but sprawling action film...

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The story is not important. The clash of swords, the leaps, the tumbles -- it's all very nice. But after 136 minutes, it becomes a bit much.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Mask of Zorro has something you don't often see in modern action pictures: a sense of honor.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

This is the best movie version of Zorro to date, and High-Definition makes it that much more exciting.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Banderas and Hopkins prove that there's life in the Z-boy yet, but by leaving in the dull patches, the filmmakers may find audiences catching zzzzzs in ways they never intended.

David Denby
New York Magazine/Vulture

Banderas, with his flashing eyes, makes a good mock-Hidalgo, but the movie would be a lot more amusing if it weren't such kid stuff.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Crisp and competent and often witty, but it only does what it's supposed to do; it's never quite inspired or exhilarating...

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
08/01/2011 (TELEVISION) <b>Some light fun!</b> Initially this was in my "Not Interested" list and it happened to be the afternoon flick… More
Bentley Lyles
"The Mask of Zorro" has always been, and always will be, one of my favorite movies. I watched it again on Easter Sunday for the first time in a while… More
Conner Rainwater
This is such a beautiful interpretation of a long absent hero. I remember loving the Disney version when I was little and this was such an exciting moment.… More
Chris Weber
Full of energy and well done action, this is a pretty decent Zorro update. I'm happy that they kept it traditional, and that they didn't try to make… More
Alex roy
Entertaining and dashing, The Mask Of Zorro is a superb action film. Antonio Banderas gives the greatest performance of his career as Zorro. A thrilling action… More
Spencer S.
Very enjoyable, action packed, and saucy.