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2002_the_count_of_monte_cristo_005Good old fashioned action / adventure that embodies the spirit of the swashbuckling movies of Errol Flynn. James Caviezel is dynamic as the Count, a man so set on revenge he can think of nothing else. Guy Pearce as Fernand Mondego, the morally corrupt aristocrat and object of the Count’s revenge is sleazy, shady and seedy, the kind of character you love to hate. The Count of Monte Cristo caters to its audience. Don’t look for deep meaning here, this is about keeping the audience busy. Director Kevin Reynolds gives us equal parts intrigue and revenge, then throws in some pretty girls, a few laughs, and some great action. It may not mean much, but it adds up to a rollicking good time at the movies.

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