With a reputation for seducing women, regardless of their marital status, the infamous rake (Heath Ledger) discovers a beauty (Sienna Miller) who appears to be impervious to his charms.
" The irony of [Sienna] Miller co-starring in a film about the world's most notorious lothario aside, there's not much to love about Casanova. "
" Is it Oscar bait? Not in the least. But it's a great date flick and perfect for a time full of all those 'serious' films. "
" Overall, Casanova is silly but amusing. "
" The great discovery of this Casanova is Hallstrom's recovered capacity for play. "
" The sticky sweet stuff in the middle traps history's greatest lover and slows the whole affair to a crawl. "
" The whimsical plot, involving Casanova's seduction of a cross-dressing feminist, isn't helped by director Lasse Hallstrom's leaden hand. "
" Pretty as the picture is, only Platt's engaging performance keeps it from fading out. "
" This is easily the liveliest Hallstrom has been in almost a decade. "
" Despite its oh-so deviant title character, Casanova is a harmless bon-bon, a breezy period farce that mimics lesser Shakespeare and a look that recalls Amadeus or Shakespeare in Love. "
" Casanova finds [director] Hallstrom more inspired, or at least lively and engaged, than he has been in years, and he's in the company of the actor of the moment. "
" A handsome chunk of widescreen entertainment that's as nimble as its rakish hero. "
" Although Casanova is far from a stinker, I can't join in the chorus of praise for what is essentially a coy farce replete with arch performances and even archer dialogue. "
" Aside from having little to say, the new edition of Casanova tries so hard to serve a crowd-pleasing buffet that it turns into a scattershot series of unrewarding nibbles. "
" I admit that the picture is handsomely designed in gold and pale blue, but none of the tumult and pomp have any dramatic, comic, or erotic effect whatsoever. "
" This is the very definition of an entertaining period piece romp. It's a romp, I tell ya! "
" There's less sexiness in the awful Casanova than in the downbeat, doomed gay love story featuring Ledger in Brokeback Mountain. "
" A ribald, witty costume comedy filled with delightful performances and wily plot turns, this is the sort of film that makes you wonder why more films like this aren't made. "
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