Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account f...more
Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. "Mortdecai" is an adaptation of "The Great Mortdecai Moustache Mystery" by Kyril Bonfiglioli. less
“Mortdecai is another disaster we wish Johnny Depp had not done. ”
Mortdecai is a lord of England who also happens to be an art dealer. In some scenes, Depp looks like copying Sherlock's nuances & some scenes look like they are in the film so that the audience can compare them with The Grand Budapest Hotel & see how Mortdecai gave up.
Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) is almost bankrupt. He is selling off his most of the valuables. Mortdecai, then, is approached by the British intelligence agency Mi5 to trace a painting which contains a code to hidden treasure of the Nazi.
In Mortdecai, Johnny Depp is as usual doing an odd role. His character contains all the weirdness that you always expect from Johnny Depp's characters. However, with all the weirdness, Mortdecai doesn't look loveable. It looks forced. How much ever bad was 'The Lone Ranger', Tonto was funny & entertaining. Mortdecai is nothing. Gwyneth Paltrow's character Johanna as Charlie's wife is awkward. Her chemistry is not suiting with anyone. Ewan McGregor tries to lift the film but unfortunately, it is beyond saving.
Fans of British comedy will also find this attempted piece of British comedy absurd. Johnny Depp tries hard to keep the film together & he partly succeeds but the rest of the cast let the film down. From the story's perspective, it sounds decent. But director David Koepp fails to keep the story together. If you've witnessed the grandness of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', this film will look like a failed rip-off. At least the set up will look like it.
Overall, this film fails to amaze. If you are expecting great performances from the actors of Mortdecai, especially Johnny Depp, you'll be thoroughly disappointed.