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The Rum Diary Reviews

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Will Leitch

I'm glad Depp and Thompson were so close, and I'm sure Hunter would have been touched by the tribute. But that doesn't make it any fun for the rest of us to watch.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C-

June 23, 2013
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

An entertaining but misfired take on the formative years of famed Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 4, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Depp and writer-director Bruce Robinson ("Withnail & I") pack the script with pithy Hunter-isms, hurling many of Thompson's euphonious locutions at us right from the opening scene.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 30, 2012
Ben Kendrick

Intriguing performances help The Rum Diary successfully capture the spirit of the source material -- even if the result is a scattered piece of filmmaking.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 3/5

October 2, 2012
Jeff Beck

Perhaps this material works better as a novel, where Thompson would have been able to take his time developing each story as it occurred, but as a film, it just doesn't work.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

September 18, 2012
Rob Gonsalves

Of obvious interest to Thompson acolytes and of no obvious interest to anyone else. As a fan of Thompson and Robinson, I enjoyed the film's laid-back shagginess.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2012
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

A sprawling, superficial, sporadic story that fails to live up the expectations of it's inspiration, it's star and the previous cinematic incarnations of the man.

Full Review Source: 2UE That Movie Show | Original Score: 2/5

April 26, 2012
Simon Weaving

Feels like its been squeezed out of a tube rather than shot out of a canon.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 2/5

April 2, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

For the most part, it's just plodding along with the occasional dash of humour.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: B-

March 21, 2012
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

It's been so fabulously written, wonderfully acted; Depp is no stranger to representing the essence of Thompson and he's brilliant.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 4/5

March 20, 2012
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

It's sort of chaotic. It swings around all over the place but it's nicely done. It's nicely acted and Johnny Depp's terrific.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 20, 2012
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

Johnny Depp gets lost in paradise and a film with no plot.

Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 2/5

March 16, 2012
Alice Tynan
The Vine

After all the promise of a perfect cocktail, The Rum Diary quickly becomes like being the only sober person at a party where everyone else is absolutely trashed.

Full Review Source: The Vine | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 14, 2012
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

.. engaging and entertaining, at times deadly serious in its own way, with lots to say . . . a satisfying and often funny telling of a great true story

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 11, 2012
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

You can smell the debauchery in this rum-soaked Caribbean paradise where truth plays tug-of-war against complacency...It's a heady tale with seductive elements and Depp waltzes brilliantly into the tailor-made role

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 11, 2012
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Because the pace and trajectory changes so noticeably, "The Rum Diary" almost feels like three different films. Some may like that; I didn't.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

January 31, 2012
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies

This very funny, keenly observant movie meanders in the best way possible.

Full Review Source: Ebert Presents At The Movies

January 4, 2012
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times

There are some good things including a great soundtrack and strong performances from the likes of Giovanni Ribisi and Michael Rispoli, but it is a disappointing and overlong affair.

Full Review Source: The Baltic Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 13, 2011
Cynthia Fuchs

A literal-mindedness about Hunter S. Thompson's metaphors infuses the film: scary Puerto Rican natives threaten Paul and Salas during their wild nights, rich white men look overstuffed in their wicker chair.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

December 7, 2011
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[D]isappointingly unengaging... [F]eels sadly quaint from our perspective today, half a century into the journo-zombie infopocalypse...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

December 7, 2011
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