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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Antonio Banderas
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Anthony Hopkins
Rufus Sewell
Directors
Martin Campbell
Screenwriters
Ted Elliott
Terry Rossio
Running Time
130 minutes

The Legend Of Zorro
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The Legend Of Zorro

Plot
California, 1850. Alejandro de la Vega (Banderas), the man behind the mask of outlaw champion Zorro, seems to lose his beloved wife Elena (Zeta-Jones) to a scheming French aristocrat, and sinks into drunken despair just as his skills are needed to defend the still-emergent United States.


Verdict
Undemanding Saturday-matinee action fun in Old California, but hardly a hot-ticket holiday blockbuster.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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