YMMV / The Man in the Iron Mask

  • He Really Can Act: Years before Hollywood would finally start to take him seriously as an actor, Leonardo Di Caprio rather convincingly played both the kind and pure Phillipe and the incredibly vicious Louis.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Fresh off Titanic (1997) where he was THE KING OF THE WOOOORLD, DiCaprio is now just the King of France. In fact, the movie opened while Titanic was still in theaters.
  • Large Ham:
    • Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich and Gérard Depardieu seem to have been in a scenery-devouring contest.
      If the King harms my son merely to take a lover, then THIS KING BECOMES MY ENEMY!

    • Leo also gets into the act:
      It's JUDGMENT DAY!

      As for you, back to the prison you fear and into the mask you hate. WEAR IT UNTIL YOU LOVE IT! And then die in it.
  • Narm:
    • Arguably the main appeal of the movie as a whole.
    • D'Artagnan's "To love you is treason against France. Not to love you is treason... against my heart."
    • Christine's verdant eyebrows. They look like little mice on her forehead!
  • Retroactive Recognition: Then-unknown Peter Sarsgaard as Athos' doomed son.