MitchHam's Rating of The Rum Diary

Mitch's Review of The Rum Diary

3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary(2011)

This film was a little bit of a mess much like the inspiration Hunter S. Thompson was. But in this case, the mess actually worked for me. This film was much in the spirit of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas", albeit massively toned down. "The Rum Diary" was unique, strange and humorous combining to produce an overall enjoyable film. Johnny Depp was in stellar fashion while performing a role that's near and dear to his heart. What used to be one of my "must watch" actors, I hope Depp ventures back to edgy dramatic roles and steers clear of the likes of "The Pirates of the Caribbean XXIV" and a sequel to the critically panned "The Lone Ranger". Sorry, back to "The Rum Diary": I feel like this film could a used a bit more of a punch and a touch more humor, but overall I enjoyed it and would recommend it.