Mortdecai

Mortdecai

Mortdecai

Johnny Depp is Charles Mortdecai, a British, moustache-combing prat and art dealer who is tasked with recovering a stolen painting supposedly linked to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. Co-stars Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Goldblum.

Juggling angry Russians, the British MI5, his leggy wife, and an international terrorist, Mortdecai heads to America armed only with his good looks and misguided charm in the race to recover the prized artefact. Depp is reunited here with Secret Window director David Koepp. Mortedcai is an adaptation of the four-part, 1970s book series by Kyril Bonfiglioli.

2015Rating: M, Comedic violence, sexual references and coarse language107 minsUSA
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Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Mortdecai isn't quite as awful as the trailers and advance public response would have us believe – the breezy caper antics occasionally spark and the winsome supporting cast seem to be having fun. But it unfortunately cannot overcome the superlatively grating central performance from Johnny Depp, who plumbs new depths of crapulence here.

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Variety

Variety

There’s a fatal shortage of zingers to supplement its exhausting zaniness.

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Time Out

Time Out

Depp may be suffering the most catastrophic career slump since Eddie Murphy said yes to Norbit, but he’s still perfectly watchable.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Depp's wizardly expertise at disappearing into a character is intact. But what if that character isn't funny and hasn't an ounce of charm?

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Compared to the mustachioed gurning going on here, Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow was a study in bleak Bergmanesque understatement.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

David Koepp’s strained farce is like Being John Malkovich if Malkovich were a mustache entering its own whiskery portal.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Those who do find their way into this supremely silly action-mystery caper are in for a few grins if not laughs thanks largely to the deft - and daft - performance of Depp.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Mortdecai is an anachronistic mess that never succeeds in re-creating the breezy tone or snappy rhythm of the classic caper movies that it aims to pastiche.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Very close to disastrous, there's an unavoidable feeling that Gwyneth Paltrow and co. are having much more fun than you are, what?

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