New Mortdecai Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics

New Mortdecai Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics

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Lionsgate released their new comedy/action film, “Mortdecai,” into theaters yesterday, and all the top,major movie critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that this movie just really didn’t resonate with hardly any of them as it got only a mere 27 overall score out of a possible 100 across 17 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.

The film stars: Ewan McGregor, Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Jeff Goldblum and Olivia Munn. We’ve supplied blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Gary Goldstein from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 60 grade, stating: “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.”

Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it a 58 score, saying: “Mortdecai is by no means a disaster — the occasional joke lands, and there’s at least some fun to be found in the frenetic farce of all the conspiracies and the running-around… Still, I spent most of the movie waiting for it to find its rhythms and set a witty pace for itself that would allow the humor to build and the outrageous situations to pay off grandly.”

Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 42 grade. She stated: “The movie is too odd and randy to play for kids on an Austin Powers level, and too broad to really work as farce. But Depp, god bless him, fully commits, and finds a few genuinely funny moments amidst all the outsize mugging and mild sociopathy.”

Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a 38 score, stating: “With a varied wardrobe of retro men’s finery and a hirsute upper lip, the title character of the silly comedy Mortdecai is the center of a whirlwind of horrible British accents, too much gagging, not enough good gags and weak dialogue that, while not exactly terrible, is terribly boring.”

Guy Lodge from Variety, gave it a 30 grade, claiming: ” There’s a fatal shortage of zingers to supplement its exhausting zaniness.”

Stephen Holden over at The New York Times, gave it a very bad 20 grade. He said: “What a frantically dull spectacle this vanity project is.”

Stephen Dalton at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 20 score too. He stated: “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.”

Peter Sobczynski from RogerEbert.com, gave it an even worse 12 score, stating: “One of those rare birds that is so off-putting in so many ways that all I could do for the most part was wonder how so many presumably intelligent people could be persuaded to sign on to produce and appear in something that could not have possibly seemed like anything other than a total mess from its earliest stages.”

Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 12, saying: “Mortdecai is mortdifying, a mortdal sin of a movie that’s headed for the cinematic mortduary.”

Finally, Elizabeth Weitzman over at the New York Daily News, gave it no mercy at all, slamming it with possible worst “0” score, saying: “Johnny Depp has done so much for us. Let us now return the favor and pretend Mortdecai, a disastrously misjudged career low, never existed.” Wow! Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.

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