Overall Rank: 12964
Average Rating: 2.3/4
# of Ratings: 47
Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/2005
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Lasse Hallström
Actors: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Oliver Platt, Lena Olin, Omid Djalili
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Indyfreak - wrote on 06/18/2018
Witty and humorous thanks to a delightful cast, this period farce about the famed lover Casanova is a lot of fun to watch. Heath Ledger plays the dashing Venetian rogue Giacomo Casanova with the right amount of charm and debonair. The story introduces him as he must find a proper match to both climb the social ladder and avoid becoming a target of the powerful Catholic Church. He is aided by his sidekick Lupo and comes across fencers, merchants, socialites, proto-feminists, and a nasty cleric (Irons). The cast is clearly enjoying themselves. The mood is light and breezy. There is absolutely no reason that this was rated R though. It's far more risque and cheeky than sweaty and raunchy smut.
Freddie - wrote on 11/26/2008
I love Heath Ledger, so I think thats why I can forgive the silliness attached to it. To me, everything he does is brilliant...even if its surrounded by bad dialgue, ridiculous plot, and overall silliness.
goodfellamike - wrote on 10/23/2008
Good-natured and frequently amusing farce has very little time for character development and allows too many instances of mistaken identity that it ultimately becomes redundant; Oliver Platt and Lena Olin have the best moments. Final Grade: C+
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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/26/2012
Heath Ledger stars as the amorous adventurer who finally meets his match in the form of fiery academic Sienna Miller. Ledger is obviously having fun as the lovable rogue and it has all the ingredients for a fun period romp; bedroom shenanigans, humour and a dose of swashbuckling all in lavishly reproduced costume finery. The farcical elements did get a little too broad from time to time, and combined with the script that relies a little too much on contrivances and coincidence it almost felt like an upmarket Carry On film in places. As such I found it a little hard to believe that Jeremy Irons got involved in something so comparatively inconsequential as it can't compare to the depth and drama of something like Dangerous Liaisons, but it's always at least mildly amusing, and despite it's …
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