Mortdecai Reviews

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.
January 23, 2015
[An] absolutely bewildering waste of time, talent, energy and money.
January 23, 2015
Every time Depp gave a phlegmy little stammer and jauntily uttered lines like, "I say, old bean," I wanted to bop him on the same with a rotten tangerine.
January 23, 2015
It's exactly the sort of oddball trifle, like Hudson Hawk, that tends to attract the ire of baffled audiences and grumpy critics. It's also the sort of oddball trifle that, like Hudson Hawk, will put certain aficionados of silliness in a pretty good mood.
January 23, 2015
"Don't be tiresome," Paltrow tells Depp at one point. Or did I forget myself and yell that at the screen myself?