"...Banderas cuts a sexy romantic figure....The stunts are a kick..."
"...Delightful....THE MASK OF ZORRO boasts one of the very best incarnations of the character in Antonio Banderas..."
Sight and Sound
"...A refreshing throwback that's also thoroughly modern....Rollicks with an exuberance we've rarely seen....Triumphs because it stays true to the pulp serial..." -- Rating: A-
"...A wealth of charismatic Zorros, a smashing heroine and a dauntless love of adventure....[Hopkins acts] with unexpectedly elegant panache....Ms. Zeta-Jones makes her first major film role one to remember..."
New York Times
"...The casting is great. Hopkins, Banderas and Zeta-Jones all look the part and breathe life and passion into their roles....The whole movie is directed with style, aplomb and a good deal of tongue-in-cheek humor....Quite refreshing..."
"...It's the campy sense of humor, reminiscent of THE PRINCESS BRIDE, that makes this film a cut above the rest..."
"...It's the kind of pleasant entertainment that allows the paying customer to have as much fun as the people on screen..."
Los Angeles Times