Mortdecai

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Aggressively strange and willfully unfunny, the misguided Mortdecai sounds a frightfully low note in Johnny Depp's post-Pirates filmography.

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Charismatic British aristocrat and part-time shady art dealer Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) suffers from a constant lack of funds to support his lush lifestyle, so when Alistair Maitland (Ewan McGregor), a college friend and officer in MI5, asks him to find a stolen Goya painting, he accepts. But Charlie's not the only one with designs on the painting; an American heiress and a revolutionary want it too, for the artwork is rumored to contain the code to a bank account filled with Nazi gold.

Cast & Crew

Johnny Depp
Charlie Mortdecai
Gwyneth Paltrow
Johanna Mortdecai
Ewan McGregor
Alistair Martland
Olivia Munn
Georgina Krampf
Paul Bettany
Jock Strapp
Jeff Goldblum
Milton Krampf
Eric Aronson
Screenwriter
Florian Hoffmeister
Cinematographer
James Merifield
Production Design
Jill Savitt
Film Editor
Derek Ambrosi
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Ruth Myers
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  • Nov 30, 2015
    It's not going to be called conventionally appealing, or successfully funny, but Mortdecai is not exactly the colossal unwatchable bomb that critics brought out their knives for in the first month of 2015. It's a curiosity that has some merit in its failure but it's hard to lambaste this lark too much because it never takes itself too seriously. Johnny Depp plays Mortdecai, a roguish art dealer who also traffics in stolen paintings. Gwyneth Paltrow is his co-conspirator and wife. Paul Bettany is Mortdecai's long-suffering manservant always getting into dustups or occasionally shot by his master. The weird left turns the comedy keeps taking don't exactly make the movie better but they save it from being completely unmemorable. Your enjoyment factor will weigh heavily upon your tolerance for Depp in full foppish mode, an effete dandy who struggles with his conflating love of his mustache and his wife's distaste for it. The entire story is a shaggy dog caper about stolen art that involves the Russian mafia, MI 5, and Nazi gold, and nothing matters. The actors look to be having a good deal of fun, playing dress up and trying on silly accents. I can't say I laughed out loud but I did occasionally smile at the absurd commitment. I mostly sat wondering how something like this gets made, and then I saw that Depp was one of the producers and that answered that question. Mortdecai may not be worth the invective but that doesn't mean it's good. Nate's Grade: C-
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  • Oct 30, 2015
    Imagine Blake Edwards Pink Panther series updated and starring the oh-so-cool Diana Rigg as a sleuth par excellance and Terry Thomas as her bumbling wannabe a detective husband and you've pretty well got the Mordecai flavor in a nutshell. But to know what I'm talking about one might well have to have been a child of the Sixties and grown up enjoying that brand of slapstick humor. Lacking that upbringing this all might seem a little strange, but having that (and I assure you, I do have it) one might enjoy the lot as sort of time-passing kitschy fun. I certainly did.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2015
    http://cinephilecrocodile.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/mortdecai-dir-david-koepp-2015.html
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2015
    what, were, you, thinking?!
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