The Count of Monte Cristo


Another remake of the famous Alexandre Dumas novel, with great production values. The storyline has a young, ambitious sailor making a success of his life. His best friend, idle and rich, is jealous of him, and has him arrested and imprisoned on false charges. While spending 13 years in jail, the sailor educates himself and plots his revenge. Upon his release, he works his way into the upper ends of French society, as the titular Count.


131 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Violence) .
Action, Drama, Thriller

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
James Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Dominczyk
Director
Kevin Reynolds
ScreenplayJay Wolpert, from the novel by Alexandre Dumas
MusicEd Shearmur
CinematographyAndrew Dunn, Tim Wooster
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in2002
Produced byBirnbaum/Barber, Count of Monte Cristo, Ltd., Spyglass Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures, World 2000 Entertainment, Ltd.

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

The Moviesite
Ian Douglas
12
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Derek Wilson
15
The Star
Tanya Farber
14
Die Burger
Francois Smith
10
Tygerburger
Mariana Malan
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Total Movie
Ceri Thomas
10
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
5
Box Office
Annlee Ellingson
13
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
10
Film Review
Jason Caro
10
Empire
Jo Berry
15

What the People say

Internet
2891 Netizens
15

Average .. 57%

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Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I see it has mixed reviews from the overseas press... I was new to the story and found it quite watchable. The action sequences are a bit fast, almost as if the director is fluffing them. There are some holes or troublesome issues in the plot, but no worse than any thing else coming out of Hollywood. Presumably they are handled better in the book. Guy Pearce does give a somewhat cliched villian performance, but it works okay. The story has been filmed many times, I guess the revenge emotion strikes a deep chord with cinemagoers.






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