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The Professor (2019)



Critic Consensus: A muddled story populated with thinly written characters and arranged around a misguided Johnny Depp performance, The Professor fails early and often.

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Richard (Johnny Depp), a buttoned-down college lecturer who, after learning he has six months to live, transforms into a rebellious party animal. To the shock of his wife (Rosemarie DeWitt) and school chancellor (Ron Livingston)--and the delight of his students--Richard leads a hilarious crusade against authority and hypocrisy in this dark comedy costarring Zoey Deutch.

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

Depp, sporting a distractingly foppish, unfurling-flag hairdo, commits to his character's tricky balancing act but over-relies on his signature rakishness to fully convince.

June 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Poof! No doubt this movie will disappear quickly before our very eyes.

May 17, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The movie frequently makes no sense from a purely human perspective... and it becomes increasingly annoying as the story rolls on.

May 17, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

[The Professor] is more subservient to feel-good cliches than its too-cool-for-school veneer indicates.

May 17, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Though Roberts' screenplay draws attention to its structure with frequent chapter headings, it plays like a work that has been victimized by too many editors, each trying to achieve something different.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Depp's turbocharged archness is basically the whole show. The actor appears as out of whits to give as the man he's playing, with little interest in enunciating clearly or hiding his self-regard.

May 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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