An element of film production that doesn’t often get discussed is unity, how all the individual elements work together. It is impossible to review Cyrano without considering the film’s unity. Each of the individual elements in Joe Wright’s adaptation of Erica Schmidt’s musical are fantastic. Wright’s direction is full of formalistic embellishments, Peter Dinklage gives an emotional performance as the title character, and there are several memorable songs. At the same time, these fantastic elements rarely work together, leaving a film that feels like a collection of individual elements.