Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
What to Expect : Wacky crime story set on an exotic backdrop with a cool ensemble cast. It's just the kind of off-beat stuff Johnny Depp does so well, although the rambling tone of the movie might discourage some viewers who perhaps expected something else.
Critical Response : Mixed. Critics were divided on the positive and negative sides of "The Rum Diary". Many applauded Depp's efforts and couldn't find anything bad to say about his performance, but the rest of the movie fired up great differences among critics. The general opinion is that the movie is a "woozy mess" without any real drama, a movie that "depends more on tone and atmosphere than narrative strength". Rated 51% on Rottentomatoes.com from 46 positive and 45 negative reviews.
More Details :
- Starring : Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Giovanni Ribisi, Richard Jenkins, Amaury Nolasco.
- Director : Bruce Robinson.
- Screenplay : Bruce Robinson, based on Hunter S. Thompson's book.
- Running Time : 120 min.
- Rating : R for language, brief drug use and sexuality.