‘Cyrano’ is not a film for the ages, but it is deeply human

Directed by Joe Wright (United Artists Releasing, 2022)

If I had to pick one word to describe Cyrano, it would be human. The thrill of first love, the bond of friendship, the fear of insecurity, the despair of death—it’s all packed into two hours. The movie gets one thing right, and that’s humanity.

The rest of the movie spins a rather hole-ridden plot into a full-fledged musical complete with out-of-place dance numbers and illogical fight scenes. The…

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