The Libertine
First screened in January 2016
Director: Laurence Dunmore. Cast: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Rosamund Pike, Tom Hollander, Rupert Friend, Richard Coyle, Clare Higgins, Jack Davenport, Kelly Reilly, Francesca Annis, Freddie Jones, Robert Wilfort, Hugh Sachs, Trudi Jackson. Screenplay: Stephen Jeffreys (based on his play).

Twitter Capsule: Johnny Depp, dangerous, sexual, and vigorous for the last time anyone can remember. Stagy, uneven, but worth a look.

VOR:   Neither as off-putting nor as risk-taking as the straight-to-camera prologue insists. Impressively mounted and photographed, though not necessarily "new" in any department.

Photo © 2004 Isle of Man Film, © 2005 The Weinstein Company

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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