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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 23, 2015
Daffy, dated, and precisely as intended.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 23, 2015
[An] absolutely bewildering waste of time, talent, energy and money.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 23, 2015
Resistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 23, 2015
A whirlwind of horrible British accents, too much gagging and not enough good gags, and weak dialogue that, while not exactly terrible, is terribly boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 22, 2015
Those who do find their way into this supremely silly action-mystery caper are in for a few grins if not laughs thanks largely to the deft - and daft - performance of Johnny Depp in the title role.
January 22, 2015
Mortdecai is reminiscent of some of the wildly misfiring comedies that Peter Sellers used to make in the 1960s and 1970s - the worst of the Pink Panther films, or the star-studded fiascoes such as the 1967 Casino Royale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2015
Johnny Depp affects an accent that's so exaggeratedly British he sounds like a one-man Pimm's advertisement as Mortdecai, a dimwit toff art dealer with a taste for port and a moustache that would get him laughed out of Shoreditch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 22, 2015
Mr. Depp's wizardly expertise at disappearing into a character is intact. But what if that character isn't funny and hasn't an ounce of charm?
January 22, 2015
The poster is awful. The premise is awful. To be frank, quite a lot about it is awful ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2015
"Mortdecai" is mortdifying, a mortdal sin of a movie that's headed for the cinematic mortduary.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 22, 2015
It is not enough to fall about and do funny voices. You need a script with actual wit and verifiable verve.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 22, 2015
Mortdecai is an anachronistic mess that never succeeds in re-creating the breezy tone or snappy rhythm of the classic caper movies that it aims to pastiche.
January 22, 2015
Johnny Depp has done so much for us. Let us now return the favor and pretend "Mortdecai," a disastrously misjudged career low, never existed.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
January 22, 2015
It's hard to escape the suspicion that the only people sure to enjoy 'Mortdecai' are Depp, Paltrow, Tim Burton and Madonna.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 22, 2015
It's hard to think of a way in which the experience of watching the new Johnny Depp film could be any worse, unless you returned home afterwards to discover that Depp himself had popped round while you were out and set fire to your house.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
January 22, 2015
Energetic but obstinately unfunny, David Koepp's throwback farce is a showcase for Johnny Depp at his most self-amused.
January 22, 2015
While watching this new caper, I was reminded why movies like this are called soufflés in the first place: if they don't stay perfectly aloft, they collapse.