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Bruce Robinson United States, 2011

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Rum Diary

The pairing of writer-director Bruce Robinson with Hunter S. Thompson source material would seem to promise some good raucous entertainment, but the result is surprisingly tame. Depp is fine, and the supporting cast is good - particularly a fun over the top Giovanni Ribisi. It's pleasant enough, but it's lacking in energy and weighted down by the usual Hollywood plot contrivances. A disappointment.