Charlie Hunnam

CIVIL BORE

Love means never having to say you're sorry about anything you do during wartime. That might as well be the slogan of writer-director Anthony Minghella's fancy anti-war romantic spectacles, The English Patient (1996) and its spiritual prequel, the far less accomplished and even less plausible Civil War epic Cold Mountain. Minghella can be a genius when he directs his own original screenplays, like Truly Madly Deeply (1991), the thinking and feeling man's Ghost. As an adapter he has a glass jaw and a tin ear.

"Maybe you can't see my face," says Minghella's typically scarred hero, played this time by Jude Law, not The English Patient's Ralph Fiennes. "But if you could...

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