The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

The classic tale of swashbuckling adventure by the senior Alexandre Dumas comes to the screen in its umpteenth incarnation, this time from Kevin Reynolds, directing his first feature in five years. James Caviezel stars as Edmond Dantes, an… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 25, 2002
DVD Release Date: September 10, 2002
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it may not reach for any new artistic heights, The Count of Monte Cristo is an old-fashioned yet enjoyable swashbuckler.

Time Out

A preposterous, expansive and self-conscious attempt to resurrect the historical spectacular.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Old-form moviemaking at its best.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A thoroughly enjoyable movie for older kids.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A big, vacuous, sometimes exciting glamour-puss of a movie.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

There's a thin line between likably old-fashioned and fuddy-duddy, and The Count of Monte Cristo ... never quite settles on either side.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is visually stunning and a masterpiece.

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Don Irvine
Globe and Mail

All in all, it's a pretty good execution of a story that's a lot richer than the ones Hollywood action screenwriters usually come up with on their own.

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Joe Leydon

A rousingly old-fashioned swashbuckler with an abundance of vigorous action and nary a trace of wink-wink irony.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

Where Gladiator failed to give an adequate sense of how its hero grew and what he learned during his trials. ... Monte Cristo, on the other hand, takes its time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Dumas' classic adventure tale of revenge gets reheated yet again and still it's good. It literally never gets old. What's best about this version… More
Drake Tsui
A somewhat promising first half, but the films "climatic" end unfolds like a terrible TV-drama so convenient in its staging and so static in its… More
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Kase Vollebregt
'The Count of Monte Cristo' is a well-made film with great performances from all its actors. The movie fails, however, with its pacing issues and… More
Eugene Bernabe
The 2002 adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' book is remarkable nonetheless. The splendid and grandeur presentation as well as its climatic scenes were… More
Alex roy
The Count Of Monte Cristo is a terrific film filled adventure, action, deception and of course revenge. Based on Alexandre Dumas' work of the same name,… More