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  • This one-of-a-kind spellbinder from first-time director Laurence Dunmore is not afraid to shock. Depp is a raunchy wonder, especially in a time-capsule-worthy opening monologue. show more

  • There is little debauchery to be had in Laurence Dunmore's adaptation of The Libertine. In fact, hedonism has never looked so bleak. show more

  • Illuminated by dim candles and the rare glimmer of sun, the movie is grainy, closed-in, and likely to cause spasms of claustrophobia. show more

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  • March 14, 2009 LLC727
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    Unique opening and end - Depp's character seems to speak to you directly - he challenges you from the opening moments of the film and warns that you will not like him - until the end when he asks, in essence, if you are able to forgive all his actions. This was a great role for Depp - don't know who could have mastered this film better!

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