- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, September 07, 2011
The Mask of Zorro stands as a pointed riposte to those who say they don't make 'em like that anymore.
- Todd McCarthy, Variety, March 26, 2009
The story is not important. The clash of swords, the leaps, the tumbles -- it's all very nice. But after 136 minutes, it becomes a bit much.
- Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, June 18, 2002
- , Globe and Mail, April 12, 2002
Banderas and Hopkins prove that there's life in the Z-boy yet, but by leaving in the dull patches, the filmmakers may find audiences catching zzzzzs in ways they never intended.
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, May 11, 2001
A lively, old-fashioned adventure yarn with just a twist of modern attitude, it's the kind of pleasant entertainment that allows the paying customers to have as much fun as the people on screen.
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, February 14, 2001
One of the most glorious and rousing adventure movies Hollywood has ever produced.
- Charles Taylor, Salon.com, January 01, 2000
With a wealth of charismatic Zorros (two), a smashing heroine and a dauntless love of adventure, this is hot-weather escapism so earnestly retrograde that it seems new.
- Janet Maslin, New York Times, January 01, 2000
- , USA Today, January 01, 2000
- Susan Stark, Detroit News, January 01, 2000
Offers just what one might reasonably expect from a Zorro movie: a great deal of excitement and adventure, all brought to the screen by using a somewhat irreverent tone that keeps the mood light without trivializing the characters.
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, January 01, 2000
The Mask of Zorro has something you don't often see in modern action pictures: a sense of honor.
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, January 01, 2000
Banderas, with his flashing eyes, makes a good mock-Hidalgo, but the movie would be a lot more amusing if it weren't such kid stuff.
- David Denby, New York Magazine/Vulture, January 01, 2000
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