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The Libertine

4 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Laurence Dunmore

Oscar® nominee* Johnny Depp delivers "a tour de force performance" (Baz Bamigboye, The Daily Mail) in the "seductively entertaining" (Jan Stuart, Newsday) The Libertine. As the celebrated writer and bad boy John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, … see full wiki

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Director: Laurence Dunmore
3 reviews about The Libertine
review by . March 19, 2009
The Libertine
    The Libertine is not a film for the faint of heart. Johnny Depp's performance as John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester in Restoration England, is nothing short of a tour de force, the decadent, depraved Wilmot a universe apart from the quirky Captain Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean. A man in search of inspiration, jaded by the pleasures of his senses, Wilmot exclaims, "What is in my mind is always more interesting than what is happening in the world." Only in the …
review by . September 15, 2006
With each new Johnny Depp film, whether in main lead or a secondary role (even in these, he somehow manages to become the main attraction), I am ever more impressed. This is an actor with astounding range and creativity. His willingness to take on the most challenging (if not, one might think, by Hollywood standards, downright undesirable parts, then making them so) roles, making each one uniquely his own, has earned my respect.     The Libertine, with Depp playing the part of …
review by . July 08, 2006
THE LIBERTINE is one of the most atmospherically captured stories/biographies/tales on film. Based on the highly regarded play of the same name by Stephen Jeffreys who thankfully transferred his poetry to the screen in a brilliant screenplay, THE LIBERTINE glows with a sense of history, of social conscience, of the tawdry court of King Charles II in England, and relates the brief but scandalous yet ultimately poetic life of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester (1647 - 1680). Laurence Dunmore …
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