A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne, Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her—and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian.

  • Released: 2022-01-06
  • Runtime: 124 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
  • Stars: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Brian Tyree Henry, Ben Mendelsohn, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Bashir Salahuddin, Ray Strachan, Monica Dolan, Glen Hansard, Sam Amidon, Joshua James, Anjana Vasan, Ruth Sheen, Scott Folan, Mark Benton, Richard McCabe, Peter Wight, Tim McMullan, Mark Bagnall, Mike Shepherd, Paul Biddiss, Katy Owen, Paul Hunter, Celeste Dodwell, Celeste Dring, Bettrys Jones, Nandi Bhebhe, Colin Mace, Lucas Peters, Leo Rait, Kyla Goodey, Beverly Rudd, Giles King, Carl Grose, Sarah Wright, John Locke
  • Director: Joe Wright
  • Maverick1962 - 13 April 2024
    Sad, enchanting musical with sumptuous sets.
    Cyrano took me completely by surprise, I found it so enchanting and memorable. I only watched it to see Haley Bennett and Peter Dinklage as I've been a fan of both for some years, so I guess that was a good start. What I didn't know was that they could both sing, and they have pleasant sounding voices. What really makes a singer for me is the heart and soul they can impart when they interpret a song and they excel here. The songs are attractive and only having heard them once, I'll keep the recording to watch again.

    Joe Wright directs with an eye that can create some scenes like a 18th century painting by a master. Sumptuous settings on a grand scale with stark battle scenes in contrast, this is is a feast for the eyes and to some extent, the ears if you like the songs, which I confess i do. Maybe not Les Miserable but still very acceptable.

    Peter Dinklage spreads his range here, expanding on his Game Of Thrones wiley manipulator, to show us a softer side, full of romantic fervour and showing his caring side.

    The story has been well told many times, of the unattractive scholar who lends his poetic skill to his love rival. Cyrano loves Roxanne but knows she would never be attracted to him but when he discovers she loves another, he's willing to write love letters on his behalf, which both shows his compassion for the lovers and at the same time allows him to express his love and get it out of his system.

    I was quite moved by Cyrano but had watched it in two or three hits so I will watch it again in it's entirety and hopefully enjoy it more.

    Monica Dolan, Glen Hansard, Ben Mendelsohn and Anjana Vason (so good in Wicked Little Letters) provide support.
  • shirleyatsegment - 21 December 2023
    Superb musical version with a great cast
    Caught this on television the other evening and was spellbound from the start. The light, locations and atmosphere is exceptionally strong - there must be a great bond across the creative team.

    I was particularly struck by the song that comes before a futile battle - Heaven is where I Fall - but all the musical moments are strong because they rely more on lyrics than on thumping out a memorable show tune - brave and wise.

    The script is strong, the sword fights delivered well and the pace is wonderful for such a classic love story.

    The whole concept is believable, sincere and watchable and I would recommend to anyone who at peace with their emotions.
  • lee_eisenberg - 5 July 2023
    Tyrion meets Talos
    People familiar with French literature probably know about Cyrano de Bergerac. This story of a man with an elongated nose got adapted in versions starring Jose Ferrer and Gerard Depardieu (and a modernized version starring Steve Martin).

    We now have a musical adaptation, but Joe Wright's "Cyrano" doesn't depict a man with a prominent schnozz. Instead, his disadvantage is his short height. Peter Dinklage plays the title character, once again enamored with Roxanne but unsure how to communicate with her until Christian comes along.

    It's not any sort of special movie. The singing gets a bit much at times. Even so, the cast puts their all into the performances, and the opening sequence is to die for. A likable movie, if not a masterpiece.
  • mycp-97815 - 11 December 2022
    Certainly it is not your typical musical. Although there is song and dance, I'm not sure it is a musical at all. The interludes are more like a music video than a musical.

    The form is unfamiliar, but beautifully constructed. The choreography is stunning, and the film work exquisite. The chemistry between the actors is charming, and results in many clever moments for the characters.

    I appreciate the courage in the artistry of this film, and hope to see more. My advice to those who have read the reviews of the nay-sayers: Open yourself to something new and and you won't be disappointed. I hope you give this beautiful production a chance. If you do - enjoy! ;)
  • keith-umsted - 26 November 2022
    Dinklage delivered a phenomenal performance.
    I would love to give this show higher ratings, but I can't. I have mixed feelings as the musical scores distracted from the story and broke the tension. Here I was wrapped up in the moment so carefully crafted and executed by Peter Dinklage only to have someone burst into song and kill the moment.

    Dinklage's performance was phenomenal and he stole every scene he was in. That is not the say the other actors didn't deliver, but Dinklage conveyed a solid performance allowing to see and feel every emotion the character was experiencing. His use of facial and physical expressions left those around him appearing as extras.

    I can't speak to the singing and songs as I tuned them out each time they started.
  • chaotic_chiquita - 14 October 2022
    Stunning, heartbreaking, a beautiful movie
    This is one of the most visually stunning films I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. The sets and the costumes are so lavish and delicious to behold. The performances are stellar and while the singing might not be perfect, it just doesn't matter. The music heightens the emotion perfectly and I felt every bit of Cyrano's pain. Peter Dinklage is outstanding as the romantic lead and I can't wait to see what he does next. Hayley Bennett brings such a glorious innocence to her part and plays Roxanne beautifully. This really is an amazing film with a devastatingly sad ending that I can't stop thinking about.