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The Count of Monte Cristo It's still fun to see a movie in which the villian is the guy in the puffiest shirt, but there's a lot of exposition to slog through before treachery...The Count of Monte CristoDrama, Mystery and ThrillerPT131MPG-13 It's still fun to see a movie in which the villian is the guy in the puffiest shirt, but there's a lot of exposition to slog through before treachery...2002-02-15Henry CavillDagmara DominczykLuis GuzmanHenry Cavill, Dagmara Dominczyk, Luis GuzmanBuena Vista Pictures
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The Count of Monte Cristo

Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: James Caviezel, Richard Harris, Guy Pearce, Henry Cavill, Dagmara Dominczyk, Luis Guzman; Director: Kevin Reynolds; Author: Jay Wolpert; Release Date Wide: 01/25/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 131; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

It’s still fun to see a movie in which the villian is the guy in the puffiest shirt, but there’s a lot of exposition to slog through before treachery enjoys the satisfying kick of justice. As Edmond Dantes, who escapes the prison of Chateau D’If and assumes the made-up identity of the Count of Monte Cristo, all to take revenge on the foppish traitor Fernand (Guy Pearce), Jim Caviezel doesn’t exactly singe the screen. The best thing in the movie is Pearce’s snot-nosed hauteur. B-