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  • At best diverting, at worst drearily conventional, The Rum Diary is pre-gonzo Thompson, before the fusion of fact and trippy fantasy that flowered into a brilliant delirium. show more

  • That the movie is leisurely and unconventional is all part of its charm, too - until it isn't anymore. The movie is a tale of corruption, but then it's not. It's a love story, but no, not quite. Later, it flirts with becoming a great journalism tale, or at least a whimsical journalism tale, but that vein leads nowhere, too. Nor is it much of anything else. show more

  • The tale was no doubt meant to convey Kemp/Thompson's boozy aimlessness, but the film feels disjointed and meandering as a result. show more

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  • June 22, 2012 Diane
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    Pretty good movie. We enjoyed it. As usual Johnny Depp is great. The view into the 60s Puerto Rico underbelly was very interesting.

  • April 02, 2012 nm00000000118082
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    it was an ok movie not having read the rum diary at first i thought the main character was suppose to be hunter s thompson then i realized it was just a character he created the story really didn\'t have much of a plot the movie felt like it wasn\'t going anywhere and when it ended i was like \"ummmm so what was this movie about???\" there were some funny parts in the movie but over all i would give it a D+ and i would suggest if you have nothing better to do rent it for a $1 at redbox.

  • February 26, 2012 tpips
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    Worse Movie ever

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