Best Movies by Farr

The Count of Monte Cristo

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What's it About

Adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic revenge tale centers on Edmond Dantes (Caviezel), a handsome young man prospering in love and career until jealous noble Fernand Mondego (Pearce) frames him for a crime he didn't commit. Over ten years of hard imprisonment follow, during which Edmond plots and prepares for Fernand's come-uppance, with the invaluable counsel of fellow prisoner Faria (Harris).

Why we love it

Director Reynolds fashions a handsome, sweeping, exciting epic that keeps his audience glued in place. Pearce's Fernand is so despicably low, we cannot wait for the long-suffering Edmond to wreak vengeance. In this hugely entertaining picture, revenge is a dish served hot, and adventure fans are sure to feel sated by the end. Also, solid family viewing (with older children).

BEST MOVIES BY FARR is your personal guide to great movies to rent, stream, or buy; to watch at home or on-the-go. Led by film advocate John Farr, the Best Movies by Farr team works as a "quality filter" for the discerning moviegoer. Every day, we bring you the best of the best, the fantastic familiar films and hidden gems, to answer that age-old question: "What should we watch tonight?"