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Joan of ArcBy God, someone at CBS spent a boatload on this May-sweeps miniseries, and it's a visually sumptuous tale for it. Story-wise, though, Joan of Arc...Joan of ArcBiopic, Drama, Action/Adventure05/16/1999UnratedBy God, someone at CBS spent a boatload on this May-sweeps miniseries, and it's a visually sumptuous tale for it. Story-wise, though, Joan of Arc...1999-10-01CBS

Joan of Arc

Genre: Biopic, Drama, Action/Adventure; Starring: Leelee Sobieski; Director: Christian Duguay; Series Premiere: 05/16/1999; Series Finale: 05/18/1999; Status: In Season; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: CBS

By God, someone at CBS spent a boatload on this May-sweeps miniseries, and it’s a visually sumptuous tale for it. Story-wise, though, Joan of Arc plays like the best-of excerpts of a grand symphony: All the impressive themes are here, but the no-less-important connective tissue is gone. Neil Patrick Harris surprises, however, with his royally whimsical turn; he may yet shed the mantle of Doogie. Reel Goodies (0:41) A moment of genuine, piercing emotion when Peter O’Toole’s Bishop Cauchon (the role for which he just won an Emmy), upon first meeting young Joan, has his pious foundation rocked. The Last Detail Director Luc Besson’s Joan tale — The Messenger, starring Milla Jovovich — hits theaters Nov. 12, six months after this one drew 23.4 million TV viewers.