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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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Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. (c) Lionsgate

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Johnny Depp
as Charles Mortdecai
Ewan McGregor
as Martland
Olivia Munn
as Georgina
Michael Culkin
as Sir Graham
Rob DeGroot
as Vladimir
Guy Burnet
as Maurice
Nicholas Farrell
as Auctioneer
Karl Theobald
as Gardener
Michael Byrne
as The Duke
Emily Lawrence
as Woman In Jock's Apartment
James Joyce
as Duke's Footman
Jenna Russell
as Detective
Carly Steel
as Krampf's Third Wife
Austin Lyon
as Hotel Clerk
Georgie Carter
as Farmer's Daughter
Benny Maslov
as Romanov's Aide
Colette O'Neil
as The Duchess
Evie Brodie
as Mum on Plane
Michael Aguiló
as Revolutionary
Michael Michael Shelford
as Sedgwick's Worker
Andrew Spiers
as Sedgwick's Worker - Lights
Paul Westwood
as Sedgwick's Footman
Jerry T. Adams
as Butler #2
Scott Sheldon
as Party Guest
Geoff Pilkington
as Sick Guest
Kumiko Nagano
as Sick Guest
Junix Inocian
as Fang Fat
David Y. Cheung
as Right Hand Man
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Critic Reviews for Mortdecai

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (91)

  • With art-heist caper Mortdecai, Johnny Depp tries his darnedest to start a kooky Austin Powers-like franchise with a side of bumbling Insp. Clouseau. But dash it all if it isn't a crashing bore, old bean.

    Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Mortdecai isn't particularly funny, but it's also not the Pistachio Disguisey 2015 train wreck the Internet has spent the last few months anticipating. It's brainless, but it's painless.

    Jan 23, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Depp's strenuously unfunny performance turns a frivolous caper comedy into a grim death march to the closing credits.

    Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Top Critic
  • Go if you're a raging Anglophile with an afternoon to burn or you just love Depp, even at his hammiest. Otherwise, don't point this thing at you.

    Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • The humour is puerile and idiotic, but you may laugh out loud in spite of yourself -- especially if you're familiar with the Carry On movies or the original Pink Panther.

    Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

    Liz Braun

    Toronto Sun
    Top Critic
  • Daffy, dated, and precisely as intended.

    Jan 23, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mortdecai

  • 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-
    Nate Z Super Reviewer
  • 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
    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2015
    what, were, you, thinking?!
    Shawn M Super Reviewer

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