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The Count of Monte Cristo

6.7
13,927
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Original title
The Count of Monte Cristo
Year
Running time
115 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Jay Wolpert (Novel: Alejandro Dumas)
Music
Ed Shearmur
Cinematography
Andrew Dunn
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United States-United Kingdom; Spyglass Entertainment / Touchstone Pictures
Genre
Adventure. Drama | Historical. 19th Century. Revenge
Movie Groups
Alexandre Dumas Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
When the dashing and guileless Edmond Dantes (Jim Caviezel) is betrayed by his best friend (Guy Pearce) and wrongly imprisoned, he becomes consumed by thoughts of vengeance. After a miraculous escape, he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, insinuates himself into the French nobility, and puts his cunning plan of revenge in action.
Critics' reviews
  • "This is the kind of adventure picture the studios churned out in the Golden Age -- so traditional it almost feels new. (...) The kind of movie that used to be right at home at the Saturday matinee, and it still is. (...) Rating: ★★★ (out of four)."
  • "The new Count moves with the smooth, plastic efficiency of a TV miniseries. Inspiration and originality may be in short supply, but the movie gets the job done."
  • "The film's resolute indifference to fashion makes it, perhaps paradoxically, a refreshing piece of old-style entertainment"
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