What do you get when you mix Leslie Nelson's Mr. Magoo and Steve Martin's Pink Panther? Johnny Depp's Mortdecai and one huge mess of a film. No blame should go to Johnny Depp, who tries his hardest to turn nothing into something. His hardest isn't enough to turn this stiff, dull comedy into a the minimum requirement for a watchable film.
Other talents involved in the onslaught are Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, and Paul Bettany. There is also a surprising, but unnecessary, cameo by Jeff Goldblum. It's a wonder how a film so shoddy got an ensemble like this. These are grade A actors who have signed up for a disaster of a film. Didn't they read the script?
There's not much to say about a film that doesn't have anything going for it besides top-notch actors who have been misinformed. To go into detail about the problems of the film would be a waste of time. Mortdecai is a film that has no place in cinema.
Good Qualities: Johnny Depp and one joke.
Bad Qualities: Everything else.
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