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The Libertine (2006)

The Libertine

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 10, 2006

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

130 min.

Studio

The Weinstein Co.

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Laurence Dunmore

Producer

Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith

Screenwriter

Stephen Jeffreys

Starring

Story


Johnny Depp stars in "The Libertine" as the scandalously decadent John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester. The film follows the Earl's adventures in London, from his passionate romance with a young actress, Elizabeth Barry (Samantha Morton), to the writing of a scurrilous play which blisteringly and bawdily lampoons the very monarch who commissioned it, Charles II (John Malkovich), leading to the Earl's banishment and eventual downfall.

Laurence Dunmore makes an assured directorial debut, creating a period atmosphere that combines the dark debauched underbelly of London with the allure and glamour of the Restoration court.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..artful and lively..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
“..clumsily assembled..”
by Joanne Laurier [World Socialist Web Site]
“..is leaden and monotonous..”
by Jeremiah Kipp [Slant Magazine]