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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.