Captain Corelli's Mandolin

2001

Drama / Music / Romance / War

9
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 50%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 30286

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Christian Bale as Mandras
Penélope Cruz as Pelagia
Nicolas Cage as Captain Antonio Corelli
John Hurt as Dr. Iannis
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 4 / 10

no heat

It's 1940 Greece. Cephallonia is an island of traditions. Pelagia (Penélope Cruz) is the daughter of Dr. Iannis (John Hurt) and girlfriend to childish fisherman Mandras (Christian Bale). Fighting breaks out between Greece and Italy. Mandras goes off to war vowing to marry Pelagia upon his return. The Axis forces march onto the island with no resistance. Italian Captain Antonio Corelli (Nicolas Cage) and his men never fire a shot. Mandras returns terribly injured and then joins the partisans. Despite initial hatred, Pelagia falls for Corelli and his mandolin. Captain Günther Weber (David Morrissey) is the awkward German trying to befriend Corelli. When Italy surrenders, allegiances change.

The Anglo-American lead actors strip away the Mediterranean heat. Cage is playing up the quirkiness unnecessarily. Bale can never pass for an islander. Everybody is doing an accent. There is no chemistry between anybody. Cruz is left with no worthy dance partner. There are no compelling relationships and the movie suffers. It's a warmed-up wartime period piece romance.

Reviewed by giacomoe 4 / 10

Avoid if you want to spend better your time

Ambitious movie, it ends on a poetic miserable and full of stereotypes vision typical of a Hollywood brain that looks at and judges while ignoring completely European world: despite the war they are living Italians are seen as idiot pricks always ready to sing as jesters in the bar, while the captain has his head into pussy rather than the fate of his soldiers; poor Germans then are the eternal bad guys, that even if motivated by a flash of humanity or living passion, as in the case of the captain, remain those cold like robotic thinking- machines unable to love or feel ... Well! maybe the intent was to obtain atmospheres or emotions like in "Mediterrano", but Salvatores is something else. Director should change job, loss of time !

Reviewed by Python Hyena 2 / 10

Play a Death Song for This Film Using the Mandolin.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001): Dir: John Madden / Cast: Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale, David Morrissey: Mandolin refers to peace with hardship. If that is really the case, then I could have used one during the screening of this stupid charade. Nicolas Cage stars as Captain Corelli who arrives in town with his fellow German soldiers. He will house with a local doctor who is against the arrangement until they accommodate him with medical supplies. Then he asks, "Where will I sleep?" to which the doctor responds, "In my daughter's room." Then Cage asks the million dollar question, "And where will your daughter sleep?" She hisses, "It's none of your business where I sleep!" Such pitiful advertising, as if anyone cannot figure that out. Yes, they fall in love, war breaks out, tears are shed, blah, blah, blah. It's about as entertaining as a bag of horse crap. Similar to John Madden's superior Shakespeare in Love but doesn't contain his same skill. John Hurt as the doctor deserves better than this. Cage sounds dumb-ass stupid with that German accent, and his parading about for Cruz's affection is embarrassing. Penelope Cruz plays this obvious bimbo whom the audience can figure out long before she can get a clue. This is about as stupid as that pathetic Pearl Harbor was months earlier. War and romance presented with whorehouse clarity. Score: 2 / 10

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