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The Count of Monte Cristo

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Kevin Reynolds

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Plot Summary

Jim Caviezel (Déjà Vu) and Guy Pearce (Bedtime Stories) give sizzling performances in the world’s greatest tale of betrayal, adventure and revenge—The Count Of Monte Cristo. When the dashing and guileless Edmond Dantes (Caviezel) is betrayed by his best friend (Pearce) and wrongly imprisoned, he becomes consumed by thoughts of vengeance. After a miraculous escape, he transforms himself into the mysterious and wealthy Count of Monte Cristo, insinuates himself into the French nobility, and puts his cunning plan of reprisal in action. Experience the resounding clash of swords and the deadly glint off every razor-sharp blade in this swashbuckling thriller that will keep you perched on the edge of your seat until the very last drop of sweet revenge is exacted!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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73%
  • Reviews Counted: 143
  • Fresh: 105
  • Rotten: 38
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: There's a thin line between likably old-fashioned and fuddy-duddy, and The Count of Monte Cristo ... never quite settles on either side. – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Fresh: [A] pleasant diversion. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: A rousingly old-fashioned swashbuckler with an abundance of vigorous action and nary a trace of wink-wink irony. – Joe Leydon, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Neither among the best nor the worst of the lot, it falls somewhere inconspicuously in between, serving up both lively and ill-fitting performances as well as lush backdrops and the requisite derring-do. – Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Want to BUY - with money

Really want to buy this, renting is temporary, I want to BUY -with Money $$$$, I will give you money $$$$$ to buy this

The Count Of Monte Cristo

Like many of you out there who were waiting for this movie to come to itunes,I to was disappointed to see this movie is only for rent.Whoever decided to post it as rental have no sense of business.

The Count of Monte Cristo

I've been waiting to purchase this movie not rent it. Why was it posted for renting? I will not waste my money renting when it's a movie I want to purchase. How much longer must we wait?