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The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

2 Ratings: 2.0
A movie directed by Randall Wallace

Footnotes in movie books are likely to reduce this swashbuckling adventure down to a simple description: it was the first movie to star Leonardo DiCaprio after the phenomenal success ofTitanic. As such it automatically attracted a box-office stampede … see full wiki

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Director: Randall Wallace
2 reviews about The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
review by . March 29, 2008
Few authors' resume has spawned as many big screen adaptations as Alexander Dumas, the French writer of long-winded adventure tales. The most famous adaptations have been of the 3, sometimes 4, musketeers. This one from the late 1990's is probably the most balanced and well written one. The movie stars a cast from numerous countries, including veterans such as Jeremy Irons, Gerard Depardieu and John Malkovich. The key to the movie is Leo DiCaprio, who plays identical twins; one good and one bad, …
review by . March 27, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
I didn't really expect much out of Leo DiCaprio, but I certainly expected better acting out of john Malkovich, Gerard Depardieu and Jeremy Irons. They just were never able to summon any enthusiasm for the roles-- indeed, their muttering of "All for one and one for all" sounded more like an unenthusiastic 6th grade class responding to their teacher's "good morning" than the stirring call to action it was meant to be.    I would have given the movie a 2, except for the compelling …
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