Complex seductions, nested conspiracies, lavish parties, glittering treasure, and deadly sword fights may have been a given in adapting Alexandre Dumas’ swashbuckler, but this 2002 movie’s success depends not only on its enthusiastic attention to the physical aspects of production, but on its exceptional instinct for the abstract aspects of filmmaking—like finding the right tone, something that eludes the writers and directors of many an extravagant adventure. Here it’s a heady mix of the earnest, the grave, and the frivolous. Wizardly director Kevin Reynolds even manages to condense into a single shot, with a wisp of humor, several of the hero’s long years in a dungeon without making them any less grueling. Written by Jay Wolpert; with James Caviezel and Guy Pearce. 131 min.