I have never recommended any movie as much as I had with Monte Cristo. This one remained my No.1 movie for quiet a long time. It still remains ranked in my top 5. Post this movie I had become a huge fan of Jim Caviezel and had a mission to watch all his releases. The Count of Monte Cristo is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. I did not read any of his books nor did I see the several versions of this movie that had been done in the past. All I can say is that there is a zero chance possibility you will not enjoy if not even love this movie!
I had noticed how talented Jim is as an actor after watching 'Passion of the Christ' and 'Bobby Jones: Stroke Of Genius'. The guy will definitely have a few Oscar trophies on his shelf by the end of his career. Looking forward to find a copy of 'The Stoning of Soraya M.'
There is only a number of movies out there based on revenge, and this is one of them. You are missing out on a lot if you don't watch it.