Mortdecai Reviews

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January 23, 2015
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.
January 23, 2015
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.
January 23, 2015
Depp's strenuously unfunny performance turns a frivolous caper comedy into a grim death march to the closing credits.
January 23, 2015
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.
January 23, 2015
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.
January 23, 2015
Daffy, dated, and precisely as intended.
August 6, 2019
Depp's exaggerated mannerisms and affected speech are sure to infuriate his detractors and please those who enjoy his long line of goofy character creations.
May 17, 2019
It doesn't take an expert in fine art to see that this is a cold, soulless knockoff of a true masterpiece.
January 24, 2019
It tries way too hard, getting very few laughs out of a usually pretty reliable cast.
December 11, 2018
Most caper comedies understand the need to pepper their expository scenes with sight gags. Nothing brings what should be a fun heist flick to a dead halt like two poorly lit actors sitting opposite each other reading out the plot scenario.
August 22, 2018
I feel "Mortdecai" went into production on the sole premise of "Johnny Depp wears a silly moustache," and people thought the poster would look funny, and at some point someone realized they needed a script.
December 2, 2017
Mortdecai is just simply horrible
July 10, 2016
The rarest kind of awful comedy, where even the characters themselves tangibly hate the movie they're in.
April 15, 2016
The movie is a worthy warning to Hollywood at large: if you're going to make a comedy, hire some damn comedians.
February 25, 2016
There's nothing worse than a film that's laughing at itself while the auditorium is silent, and while Mortdecai inspires a few chuckles, it never fully delivers.
January 2, 2016
He's a character of a bygone age of literature and film plopped down into this time and place but with no realization that anything is different. All in all, you could certainly do a lot worse for a January release.
December 4, 2015
I have seen worse films, but I'm not sure I've seen a worse performance. And that's really saying something.
November 29, 2015
A grueling, embarrassing vanity vehicle...
May 30, 2015
This mannered spoof of art-heist caper comedies is one layer of spoof too many, as precious and simpering as its antihero (where does Depp come up with these accents?).
May 30, 2015
The clothes are grand enough and so are the mansions and castles where it has been filmed. It is a pity then that it also has to be so boring.
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