Watch: Mortdecai 2015 123movies, Full Movie Online – Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold..
Plot: An art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.
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Adapted from the book anthology by the same name written by Kyril Bonfiglioli, ‘Mortdecai’ is silly fun! Though never hilarious, this recent box-office disappoint isn’t entirely bad either.
‘Mortdecai’ Synopsis: Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold.
‘Mortdecai’ needed more wit & humor, no doubt. But what is served in this action-comedy, isn’t unbearable. Some of it actually works, as the bumbling protagonist gets into a series of wacky moments. Even the supporting characters are fairly appealing. But, in totality, I wanted to laugh more.
Eric Aronson’s Screenplay is continuously silly & on-track, but not foolproof. David Koepp’s Direction is impressive. So is the Cinematography. The Editing, however, lacks sharpness. Costume Design & Action-Sequences, are fair.
Performance-Wise: Johnny Depp as Mortdecai, is in good goofy mode. The versatile actor seems to be enjoying himself, although his talent is much above a film such as this. Ewan McGregor is first-rate. Gwyneth Paltrow looks aged & tired here. Paul Bettany has his moments. Olivia Munn is seductive. Jeff Goldblum appears in a cameo.
On the whole, ‘Mortdecai’ won’t make you fall of your seat with laughter, nor will it want you to pull your hair in anger. Its strictly a one-time watch.
Mortdecai wants to join the ranks of comedic oddball characters like Mr. Bean and Clouseau, but comes off as embarrassing
I love eccentric characters whether they are the silent Mr. Bean, the bumbling Inspector Clouseau or even the wealthy treasure hunter Scrooge McDuck. Like any good story about an outcast, they are deemed stranger then the rest of the world and tend to use that to their advantage to find a gold mine or crack the latest case in France. I too consider myself an eccentric with my oddball quirks and strange interests including amusement park history and animation. You could say that everyone has a little eccentric inside of them, but only few would dare express it as their full personality.
Cinema is a large home to this breed of person. Often you will find these people associated with comedies as they make it aware that the characters behavior is more out of place, even if the world they live in is exaggerated or romanticized. Though I would love to see a drama about an oddball, these try to explain some mental illness like that their sick or something. This is something that I wish more movies would try to cut away from and simply explain that this is your hero and he’s this way just because. We get another quirky eccentric with Mortdecai.
Lord Charlie Mortdecai (played by Johnny Depp) is a pompous, wealthy art dealer who tries to portray himself as classy, comes off of a goof. He lives in a large home along with his man servant/muscle Jock Strapp (played by Paul Bettany) and his wife who he always declares as the love of his life Johanna (played by Gwyneth Paltrow). A Goya painting is stolen from a woman that was working on restoring the artwork. So this puts inspector Alistair Martland (played by Ewan McGregor) on the case. He has a thing for Johanna, so he contacts Mortdecai for his services, knowing that this would keep the eccentric busy while he get’s cozy with the wife.
Mortdecai’s investigations unveil that the painting was once taken by Nazis and may have codes on it that lead to a lost Swiss bank account. He also finds the painting stashed in his car, leading the police to believe that Mortdecai himself took the painting. He travels to Los Angeles to engage in an art transaction with Milton Krampf (played by Jeff Goldbloom). Johanna and Martland follow suit as they may be closer to finding the real thieves then Mortdecai is.
Johnny Depp has had some trouble in recent years with Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger and Transcendence all bombing. He was hoping that Mortdecai would be his big comeback and start a new franchise. I was hoping this would work, but this just may be his lowest point. While the character may be funny on paper, Depp’s portrayal seems more like a bad improv piece then a genuine performance. I can tell he’s trying his hardest, but no other actor could have saved it from it’s shockingly unfunny script. It seems like Depp simply got stuck with a character that no one else wanted to play.
I have no clue for who this movie was made for. Certainly not for children as this has an R rating. Not for teenage fans of Depp that will find this too boring. Not for a mainstream adult audience that will see this as too highbrow. Not for a highbrow society as they will see this as too silly. I’m convinced that this was made just so that Johnny Depp can have fun with both Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor. Congratulations Mr. Depp, because you just got a project that is unfunny, boring, crude yet not crude, and even manage to take down two great actors with you.
I’ll give this half a Goya painting out of ten. What should have been a match made in heaven, Pink Panther-like movie will only stand as an embarrassment to a really talented individual who should be ashamed of himself!
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy
Director David Koepp
Writer Eric Aronson, Kyril Bonfiglioli
Actors Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor
Country United States, United Kingdom
Awards 1 win & 9 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT, Panavision E- and G-Series Lenses (some scenes), Red Epic, Panavision Primo, E- and G-Series Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, London, UK (digital intermediate), Technicolor, London, UK (rushes processing) (rushes transfers)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex ARRIRAW (2.8K), Redcode RAW (5K)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, D-Cinema