over 4 years
Watched this only because I like the story. Nothing interesting.
Wrapped up way too sugarilly in the end. Not at all like the novel. Still a decent watch.
over 6 years
Decent adventure/love story. Could have been condensed though; the story lagged at times.
over 7 years
My favourite film! Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce give great performances
The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is the tenth adaptation of the book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas, père and stars Richard Harris, James Caviezel, Dagmara Dominczyk, Guy Pearce, and Luis Guzman. It follows the general plot of the novel (the main storyline of imprisonment and revenge is preserved); but many aspects, including the relationships between major characters and the ending, have been changed, simplified, or removed; and action scenes have been added. The character of Sultan Ali Pasha's daughter Haydée, with whom Edmond forms a bond in the novel, and who ultimately falls in love with Edmond, is missing from this version. The movie met with modest box office success.
Edmond Dantès (James Caviezel) and his friend, Fernand Mondego (Guy Pearce), officers of a French trading ship, head to Elba seeking medical attention for their captain. Dantès and Mondego are chased by English Dragoons who believe they are spies for the...