Mortdecai : Movie Review

Mortdecai (2015)  - Movie PosterGive it to would-be comedy caper "Mortdecai" for this: Johnny Depp (2014's "Into the Woods") commits fully to his bumbling, lunkheaded title character, an aristocratic art dealer with the eloquence (or lack thereof) of Inspector Clouseau. He and his central co-stars—Gwyneth Paltrow (2013's "Iron Man 3") as spitfire wife Johanna; Paul Bettany (2015's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron") as sexually voracious manservant Jock, and Ewan McGregor (2013's "August: Osage County") as the starry-eyed Inspector Alistair Martland—show no signs that they realize they are in a big-budget misfire of the first order. The globe-trotting plot finds the London-based Mortdecai agreeing to help Martland with his investigation into the murder of an art restorer and the theft of a valuable Goya, but really, the ins and outs of the story are inconsequential next to the movie's main focus: Mortdecai's ridiculous handlebar mustache.

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