The Man in the Iron Mask Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for The Man in the Iron Mask the Movie

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Lavish retelling of Alexandre Dumas's classic story boasts a stellar cast with teen heartthrob DiCaprio in a dual role. Snotty tyrant King Louis XIV's (DiCaprio) lust for women inadvertently leads to the reunion of the retired Musketeers, bent on replacing cold Louis with his more sensitive twin brother Phillippe (DiCaprio, again), an inmate of the Bastille and hidden behind a ghastly mask. Irons, Malkovich, Depardieu, and Byrne bring a welcome seriousness and style to the often-told story as the older, jaded Musketeers, while DiCaprio holds his own in the presence of such formidable company. Although first-time director Wallace doesn't balance the star power with enough swordplay, the high gloss production provides old-fashioned escaspist entertainment.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 132 minutes.

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Adventure Drama, France, Period Piece: 17th Century, Books to Film: Alexandre Dumas, Twins, Revenge, Royalty, French, Swashbucklers, Paris, The Three Musketeers
Randall Wallace
Leonardo DiCaprio, Gabriel Byrne, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gerard Depardieu, Anne Parillaud, Judith Godreche, Edward Atterton, Peter Sarsgaard, Hugh Laurie
Peter Suschitzsky
Randall Wallace
Nick Glennie-Smith
Randall Wallace, Russell Smith, United Artists, MGM

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