The Man in the Iron Mask

1998

Action / Adventure / Drama / History

99
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 33%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 56%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 139283

Synopsis


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Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio as King Louis XIV / Philippe
John Malkovich as Athos
Hugh Laurie as King's Advisor
Jeremy Irons as Aramis
720p.BLU
650.18 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
2hr 12 min
P/S 5 / 60

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Mihai Toma 10 / 10

A wonderful classic story

In a France ruled with tyranny by King Louis XIV, the three legendary ex-musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, decide to take action against their ruler after Athos' son gets killed on the battlefield. Knowing that Louis has an exiled brother, hidden in a remote prison, they conceive an ingenious plan to exchange them. Their plan will prove to be much harder than expected but they are determined to pull it off.

A great movie which presents a classic story with great actors in a beautiful but dramatic way. It has some great sword fights and a very interesting plot which guarantee to keep your attention till its glorious ending. I enjoyed this movie numerous times so I definitely recommend this one to everyone looking for a great classic story, greatly implemented.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 3 / 10

A vapid Hollywood blockbuster

THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK is less a Hollywood blockbuster version of the Alexandre Dumas novel and more a vehicle for the then-huge star Leonardo DiCaprio, fresh from the titanic success of, well, TITANIC. Thus this is a faintly ridiculous movie, MTV-style in the lingering poster-boy shots of DiCaprio, who singularly fails to make much difference between the twin characters he plays.

The rest of the film is an eventful but lifeless exercise, marred by the endlessly dated direction (a surprise given that Randall Wallace would go on to make the excellent and gritty WE WERE SOLDIERS). The frequent sword fights are more like street brawls, the sets look just like that, and the actors are picked for name value rather than role suitability. The likes of Gerard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, and Jeremy Irons have all done fine work elsewhere, but as the musketeers they feel sluggish and half-hearted, and don't get me started on the dumb humour.

Reviewed by 851222 7 / 10

Flawed but not bad guilty pleasure movie

Greetings from Lithuania.

So as the first post-Titanic movie staring Leonardo DiCaprio "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1998) wasn't his best chose, at the moment Leo doesn't make mistakes like this, but at the moment he did, and this film was born. It is a not a bad movie by any means, it is pretty fun and entertaining to be honest, a true guilty pleasure to see it once (i saw it twice during the first two years after its release). Performances were pretty good in this flick, especially by Jeremy Irons. The set design was also good, and that is pretty much all i can remember about this movie after seeing it twice (!), although it was more then 17 years ago. The story itself was also not bad at all, but the script failed at many moments as well as directing.

Overall, "The Man in the Iron Mask" does its job (or should i say did it back then) as a guilty pleasure movie for a one evening, but don't expect great movie with Leo if haven't seeing it yet. Nice one time flick, nothing else and nothing more.

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