By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:54 AM EDT
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It’s still fun to see a movie in which the villian is the guy in the puffiest shirt, but there’s a lot of exposition to slog through before treachery enjoys the satisfying kick of justice. As Edmond Dantes, who escapes the prison of Chateau D’If and assumes the made-up identity of the Count of Monte Cristo, all to take revenge on the foppish traitor Fernand (Guy Pearce), Jim Caviezel doesn’t exactly singe the screen. The best thing in the movie is Pearce’s snot-nosed hauteur. B-

The Count of Monte Cristo

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 131 minutes
director
  • Kevin Reynolds

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