The DVD case reads Neil Jordanís Mona Lisa, but it could just as well read Bob Hoskinsí Mona Lisa because so much of the movie depends on his intense central performance. Recently released by The Criterion Collection, Mona Lisa is a potent reminder of how gifted Hoskins is, how he effortlessly commands the screen, how his lack of conventional leading man charm seems to work for him. This is perhaps his best screen performance. It won him Best Actor at Cannes, an Oscar nomination, and several criticís awards. In a movie that often shows its age, Hoskinsí performance stands out as a sturdy and timeless presence.
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