"...Antonio Banderas is the ultimate in sexy action cool....The stunts dazzle..." Rolling Stone "....Breathtaking....[Rodriguez] makes adventurous use of the camera..." Sight and Sound "...[A] propulsive rock & roll spaghetti Western....Wittily hyperbolic..." -- Rating: B Entertainment Weekly "...[The film] could scarcely be more dazzling on a purely visual level....There is no question of imagination working overtime..." Variety "...On a visual level, DESPERADO is a dazzlingly indulgent exercise..." Total Film
"...Enjoyable....Using a new, digitally based 3-D technology has allowed Mr. Rodriguez to achieve some wonderfully vertiginous perspectives and rushing camera movements..." New York Times "...All manner of projectiles zoom over the audience....SPY KIDS 3-D is a good example of complex Hollywood wizardry placed in the service of sharp, intelligent family entertainment..." USA Today "...It's THE MATRIX meets TRON meets JIMMY NEUTRON..." Entertainment Weekly "...The computer animation and 3-D effects are impressive..." Box Office "[T]his is the first 3-D DVD feature - glasses included! - and certainly the movie has its moments..."Total Film
"...A sunny romantic comedy....Parker makes something hilarious and heartfelt out of [her character]..." Rolling Stone "...[Parker's] first fully commanding screen performance. She and Frankel have created a refreshingly up-to-the-minute heroine..." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly "...A very Wood Allen-ish romantic comedy about the amorous travails of a family of neurotics....This is a rare comedy in that it's also a feast for the eye..." Variety "...It feels utterly contemporary....[With] smooth, psychologically rich performances....[Banderas's] performance has a joy and snap..." New York Times "...[This] comedy of manners pulls off a neat balancing trick, providing brittle urban humour on one hand, and on the other a mood every bit as opulent and romantic as the title suggests..." Sight and Sound "...Full of funny performers and beautiful Miami scenery and classic pop tunes....[Parker] confirms her bright, addled, quicksilver gifts for comedy..." Los Angeles Times "...Frankel's dialogue is smart and topical....Jack Wallner's cinematography uses its tropical colors and Art Deco architecture to create a pulsing backdrop..." Chicago Sun-Times
"...Banderas cuts a sexy romantic figure....The stunts are a kick..." Rolling Stone "...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- Entertainment Weekly "...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..." Box Office "...It's the campy sense of humor, reminiscent of THE PRINCESS BRIDE, that makes this film a cut above the rest..." Premiere "...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
Entertainment Weekly (8/7/98, p.79) - "...A merrily conscious throwback to adventure soundtracks of the 1950s, the score to the Antonio Banderas swashbuckler mixes over-the-top flamenco cliches--castanets, stomping feet, high trumpets--with....the whole ball of wax, really, and damned if it isn't Horner's most inspired work in ages." - Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly (11/29/96, pp.86-88) - "...This reinvigoration returns the musical closer to its origins as a satirical romp, a snide, silly spoof of fame that just happened to have some lovely moments, too. For all of Madonna's solemnity, this is the first time in 20 years that EVITA has been--dare we say it?--fun..." - Rating: A-New York Times (Publisher) (11/21/96, p.C16) - "...[Madonna's] Eva Peron puts her voice in a class with Patti LuPone and Elaine Page....[she] radiates on `Another Suitcase In Another Hall' and gracefully looks back for a contemporary pop ballad on `You Must Love Me'....Antonio Banderas fares just as unexpectedly well..."
"...The inventiveness is still superior....The introduction of an older Cortez generation is inspired..."Entertainment Weekly "...Robert Rodriguez is more than in touch with his inner child....He's proving himself to be perhaps the most gifted maker of live-action family adventure film around..."Los Angeles Times "...[Rodriguez] is a cinematic one-man band....The resulting fantasy film looks dazzling..."USA Today "...Full of kinetic, mischievous charm....[Rodriguez] has an intuitive, exuberant sense of what will keep today's media-savvy, gadget-obsessed children entertained..."New York Times "...The filmmaker's whimsical touches and loving homages to the superspy and action genres give rise to some amusing moments along the way..."Box Office "...Rodriguez turns in enough vivid imagery to hold your attention...and ensures energy levels are high..."Total Film "...The CGI work has a pleasingly jumpy quality, creating a sense of the fantastic..."Sight and Sound