Captain Corellis MandolinThe movie is an epic tale about the enduring hope of love and the devastating brutality of war, set amid the Italian occupation of Greece during World War II. When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander.
Actors of "Captain Corellis Mandolin"
Characters of "Captain Corellis Mandolin"
Directors of "Captain Corellis Mandolin"
John MaddenBirthdate: 8 April 1949, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK
Creators of "Captain Corellis Mandolin"
Shawn SlovoBirthdate: 1950
Louis de BernièresBirthdate: 8 December 1954, London, England, UK
Critic Reviews of "Captain Corellis Mandolin"
VarietyAugust 07, 2008
Strikes too many false notes on the dramatic side to add up to a satisfying emotional experience.
Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
The film's perfectly watchable, but it's never more than that.
New York Magazine/VultureJanuary 22, 2002
The movie duplicates exactly my experience with the book, although I must say I was thankful to be spared serial outbreaks of hearty Greek dancing.
Washington PostJanuary 06, 2002
Cage's ancestors may have come from the Old Country, but he's no more Italian than Franco-American SpaghettiOs.
Salon.comAugust 20, 2001
The movie's craft is dead and dutiful. It's an Oscar machine.
CNN.comAugust 17, 2001
Based on an actual Greek tragedy of epic proportions, which inspired a novel by Louis de Bernieres, Captain Corelli's Mandolin has finally been adapted to the big screen, with largely positive results.
Film4September 19, 2008
Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz are ill-matched, and the range of heavy accents is distracting.
Palo Alto WeeklyMay 20, 2003
A romance as spectacular as this novel is, it still has a difficult job making the leap to the screen.
Film Quips OnlineFebruary 08, 2003
...Touching and at the same time brutal, brimming with the emotional conflict that surges within its characters.
ViewLondonOctober 30, 2002
Gorgeous to look at and well-played, it's definitely watchable, yet strangely uninvolving.
Cincinnati EnquirerOctober 15, 2002
A lot of talent was squandered on this incoherent grab bag of war-movie moments.
Sacramento News & ReviewOctober 10, 2002
A historical drama that simply fails to make convincing human connections.
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