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Friday, July 30, 2010

Joan of Arc DVD

Historical problems - but great acting.

The movie makes some cheap, ineffective attempts to give the Joan of Arc story a bit more punch - including a "prophecy" from Merlin and the mischaracterization of the 100 Years' War as a War for France's freedom from Britain.

However, there is some good acting in this movie, especially from Peter O'Toole - he brings humanity to a character that could have easily been a one-dimensional, generic bad guy.

Is it a great movie? no

Is it entertaining? Yes - and you get the bonus of watching a real pro like O'Toole show you how its done.

I rate this movie 4 stars out of 5.

This movie can be found on Amazon.com here: Joan of Arc.

Reviewed on July 15, 2004.

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