I don't have all the words right now but this film is a work of art.
The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.
It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years,
Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost gold. Mortdecai is not perfect and it's definitely not one of Johnny Depp's best films but it packs a few good laughs and the cast does a good overall job. Like i said it's not perfect it's a bit cheesy at times and not all jokes hit as they might expected but i have seen worse than that. (6.5/10)
I tried. I really did. About an hour into this, without a single laugh coming out of my mouth. Without me caring a bit about the story or anything in the movie, I had to just turn it off. I literally couldn't take another second of this movie. It is just an unfunny comedy. The characters could have been interesting but you just find them annoying if not anything else. What a mess. What a crime! Look at the freaking cast for this film! Freaking A-listers! I am so mad at how much this film su@ks that I don't even want to know who directed this. Trust me, this film isn't even good enough to fall asleep to on some random and boring night because you will just be waxed off with the film. Whatever, I'm over it.
Wow... all that came to mind was WTF???? It's that terrible. I love Depp, even his more unusual off the beaten path films. The cast is stellar with top names that practically guarantee that the film has to be watchable. I get the humor, the genre and what it is supposed to be. It's just not funny. At all. With very few good moments and a performance by Paul Bettany that is amusing enough to save the film from a rock bottom 1, this dud is a career ending dagger.A painting is stolen and Mortdecai, a millionaire art dealer swindler who is also friends of the police chief, is asked to help investigate in exchange for the Crown not prosecuting debts it holds from our protagonist. Mortdecai is fond of his ridiculous moustache, hated by his wife (Paltrow) who is lusted after by the police detective (McGregor). And the superhero butler who is always there to save the day is Jock, played by Bettany, who is also the satisfier of women everywhere. The film is way over the top humor. This is not anything close to Kingsmen - it's way, way over the top, caricatures of the usual players. Stupid stuff that is clearly beyond any reality, such as tailing kidnappers on a plane by holding onto the exterior of the plane for the entire trip - hahahaha! Isn't that funny!!! Cue in the zany British synth music and boy it's such a laugh.Depp pulls off his accent for the most part although he loses it at times. Gwyneth Paltrow is unwatachable. Her terrible British accent has been legendary in past films such as Sliding Doors and Shakespeare in Love. Listening to it is torture and you don't have to be a Brit to wish the film was silent.The story itself is pretty stupid and irrelevant as it is just a way of allowing Depp to do his painfully unfunny, self centered and unlikable character. Everyone is searching for the painting that has disappeared, including a bunch of Russian gangsters. Unless you're one of the few who liked this pile of unfunny trash, have another film as a backup because your company may just wish to turn this off early on. Unless you have eve a clue about British humor, you're going to wish you weren't curious enough to watch this heaping pile of stupidity.
This is a bad film.I'm 40 minutes into this film, and I know it is bad already, but I will persevere in hope. Nonetheless:The acting is bad; The accents are bad; The characters are bad; The plot is bad; The direction is bad; The screen writing is bad; The comedy is bad; The drama is bad; The cinematography is bad; The editing is bad; The wasted acting talent is bad; The formulaic progression is bad; The twists are bad; The stunts are bad; The effects are bad; The soundtrack is bad; The lack of any redeeming feature is bad.Mortdecai is not a smooth criminal, he's bad.