Not sure I have much to say about this movie, which may in itself speak volumes, I don't know. It was good, it wasn't great. Michael Caine deserves his nomination for Best Actor, and of course, he makes it look like he's not acting at all, which is quite a trick, one other actors often try but which rarely comes off well. I am a Brendan Fraser fan, so it's no surprise that I thought he was perfect in his part. And the parallels between the love story and the history, while at times pushed too hard, were nonetheless tellingly effective. Add it up and you should get something more than 7 on a scale of 10, but that's really all I can give it.