Mortdecai – Movie Review


Chris Stuckmann reviews Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum, Paul Bettany. Directed by David Koepp.

45 thoughts on “Mortdecai – Movie Review

  1. I dont think you understand uk comedy, or ever grew up watching uk teli or shows it was a ok movie funny uk comedy, wasnt terrible or confusing,so far all your reviews are always one sided

  2. The original book has Mortdecai as a sexually ambiguous rogue and has some very witty writing — but the plot is rather a mess and I think that a faithful adaptation might not be filmable. (Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing At Me)

  3. The only movie I have ever actually managed to fall asleep to in the cinema.

  4. I wholeheartedly agree with this review.I liked this film…but I wanted so badly to love it.It had my favorite actors and it had an interesting premise.The humor went on and off, from good to tone deaf to good again-and frankly Depp's character wasn't terribly likable to me-until the second half. The Grand Budapest Hotel succeeded where it could not-melding six different genres into one film-and it still wasn't a mess!

  5. Johnny Depp is clearly doing an impression of Terry Thomas is this film even down to the gap in his teeth.

  6. agreed, worst movie I think I ever saw. Waited the entire movie to laugh once and sat there with my jaw dropped wide open. This review hits the nail on the head. I didn't care one ounce about any of the characters. My reaction: why was this movie even made???

  7. Oddly enough, this review and others like it are a pretty accurate idea of what I had expected from this movie…but, once i saw it, I actually thought it was hillarious and very well directed, and I think anyone who understands the humor of it will appreciate

  8. Maybe Depp needs to play a villain in a good action film to recapture his magic. Go full evil and twisted, he can definitely pull it off given the right material.

  9. I Really Liked The Movie. I Saw It Twice In Theaters And Now Own It On Blu-Ray. I Think The Plot Is There You Just Have To Be Truly Paying Attention To Understand It (No Offense). I Do Agree With You Saying Johnny Depp Had Bad Moments, But Watching It From The Perspective Of An Adult Who Likes Watching Comedic Movies It Was Very Well Written And (I Think) In Need Of A Sequel. The Overall Storyline Was A Bit Far-Fetched But, Like I Said, It Does Take Some Time To Understand. Johnny Depp's Character Was (For The Most Part) Hilarious. Don't Judge Him As Edward Scissor Hands, Mad Hatter, And Jack Sparrow In This Movie, Judge Him As An Underrated Art Dealer Who Has Many Financial And Emotional Problems In His Life. In My Opinion, I Would Give This Movie A B.

  10. I saw this review, and my dad really wanted to see the movie so he got it on redbox. I told him that it sounded like it sucked, but we watched anyway. Ten minutes in, I was on my phone, checking my watch, going to get food every two seconds. It was just so boring. My dad had fallen asleep and said he would watch it later, so he did. When he woke up, he told me it completely sucked.

  11. I just saw Mortdecai on DVD. I agree that it has some moments of hilarity, but it really wasted an opportunity to be a good mystery spoof.

  12. As usual your review is dead on! I rented it when it came out on Blu-ray and I only made it about half way through before I lost interest and stopped watching it! I don't usually like to give up on a movie but this one just lost me along the way!

  13. Plot is all in the writing.  Sometimes the Director doesn't have the power to change the story.

  14. Yes I also though jock or however you say Mordecai's bodyguards name is the funniest in the movie

  15. Is it just me, or were they trying to be like Austin Powers but failing miserably? Austin Powers did a really good job of spoofing 60s British spy movies/James Bond archetypes but with it's tongue firmly in cheek. I think they were trying to do the same thing, but without desire try copying what Mike Myers did. The problem is that Myself did it so well that even the producers of the Bond movies themselves have said it will be hard for them to move Bond back to what it previous incarnations were because of Austin Powers?

  16. All I could think about when I first saw a preview was "Why is Johnny Depp is trying to look like Terry-Thomas? That'll never work."

  17. I love Johnny Depp in What's Eating Gilbert Grape! I do not like him whenever he does comedy though.

  18. Here's all the movies that have cartoonish characters of Johnny Depp that are pretty much the same over the top shit: Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Rum Diary, all of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, Dark Shadows, Rango, The Lone Ranger… I'm probably forgetting something…

  19. Huh. I really, really liked it–as did everyone else in the theater. Rear-constant giggling, out loud laughter every few minutes. I loved his odd dynamic with Paltrow (who is the only reason he's had any success), and the bit with her outside the bedroom door was brilliant.

    I agree Bettany had the best lines, but he was intended to. I will disagree that Depp was doing a "version of" Sparrow or Hatter or Edward or Powers. He was doing an overprivileged man-child in a very mature, British trapping, as a lampoon of the sorts of people that tend to inherit wealth and position.

    I wouldn't call it an A, but I give it a solid B. It was fast, funny, and a callback to the vibe of the old Pink Panther movies, only with an even less competent main than Jacques Clouseau. My wife absolutely adored it.

  20. sigh HE PLAYS A FOP, A DANDY, A POPPINJAY how are you a reviewer and don't even know what you're looking at?

  21. I cant stand Depp movies anymore, Transcendence was terrible to. Loved him in Chocolat, but that was pretty much the last movie i liked him in. Whats eating gilbert grape was awesome, Fear and loathing was awesome, Pretty much for the last 15 years, i havent been a big fan of his movies. Chicks dig them, because they love his arse. (jks, but not really)

  22. not to bitch.but i am not surprised that a movie featuring johnny depp on this side of the century is a piece of shit.the poster already told me that.

  23. YouTube movie reviewers are a dime a dozen. You are one of the very few who seems to understand films instead of just having an opinion, which anyone can have, doesn't make them a good critic. Whether that's because you have a background in them or are just able to express yourself in a unbiased manner, it doesn't matter. Keep it up. I enjoy your channel.

  24. Johnny depp's career path is taking the same turn as Adam Sandler's and Jim Carey's. You can no longer differenciate the characters he plays from one another. Shame.

  25. also C-?! you really want to go to johnny depp island, don't you? that's why you're kissing his ass, right? this movie is dogshit.

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