Casanova (2005)

For the first time in his life, the legendary Casanova is about to meet his match with an alluring Venetian beauty, Francesca, who does the one thing he never thought possible: refuse him. Through a series of clever disguises and scheming… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This frothy, oddly bloodless film does a disservice to the colorful life of the real Casanova.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Overall, Casanova is silly but amusing.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The irony of [Sienna] Miller co-starring in a film about the world's most notorious lothario aside, there's not much to love about Casanova.

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Austin Kennedy
Film Geek Central

A fun, lighthearted, energetic (if insignificant) romp that features fine work from Ledger, Platt and Irons. I was grinning for most of the running time.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The whimsical plot, involving Casanova's seduction of a cross-dressing feminist, isn't helped by director Lasse Hallstrom's leaden hand.

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

Despite its oh-so deviant title character, Casanova is a harmless bon-bon, a breezy period farce that mimics lesser Shakespeare and a look that recalls Amadeus or Shakespeare in Love.

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Paul Chambers

Gets funny once it enters farce mode. Nothing special by the cast, including Ledger.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The sticky sweet stuff in the middle traps history's greatest lover and slows the whole affair to a crawl.

Tom Long
Detroit News

A ribald, witty costume comedy filled with delightful performances and wily plot turns, this is the sort of film that makes you wonder why more films like this aren't made.

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Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

One of those smart pictures that transcends genres, a costume romance inspired by Restoration comedy, French farce and vaudevillian slapstick.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Heath Ledger, Omid Djalili, Senna Miller, Charlie Cox, Lena Olin, Jeremy Irons, Natalie Dormer, Oliver Platt, Lauren Cohan DIRECTED BY: Lasse Hallstrom… More
xGary Xx
Heath Ledger stars as the amorous adventurer who finally meets his match in the form of fiery academic Sienna Miller. Ledger is obviously having fun as the… More
Robert C
I took this journey mainly because of Heath Ledger. The fact that Jeremy Irons, Lena Olin & Oliver Platt were envolved also helped. But what I assumed… More
Candy Rose
I love period costume dramas. Movie about Casanova who falls in love again and again in Venice, the city of love. Good cast.
Martin Sahlin
It was a good movie. But not my kind of movie
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>Francesca Bruni: "Give me a man who is man enough to give himself just to the woman who is worth him. If that woman were me I would love him alone… More