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    Dismal 'Libertine' leaves much to be desired
    By Claudia Puig, USA TODAY
    If your idea of a good time is watching a disjointed period piece featuring a scrawny dog defecating, dozens of dissipated people fornicating and a syphilitic Johnny Depp with oozing pustules on his face, The Libertine may be just the movie for you.
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/...e-review_x.htm
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    The Libertine

    Having created an idelible rogue's gallery of lovable freaks and nonconformists,
    Johnny Depp ventures into the realm of the monstrous in the demanding film "The Libertine."

    He delivers a haunting portrait of the 17th-century poet, provocateur and debauchee John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, who achieved literary acclaim only after his lingering death at 33, ravaged by syphilis and alcohol. One of the achievements of director Laurence Dunmore's insistently gritty first feature is that his protagonist, a repellent creature of rapacious sensual appetites, grows more recognizable the more physically grotesque he becomes. A dark cousin to such screen rapscallions as Raoul Duke, Jack Sparrow and, yes, Willy Wonka, Depp's dissolute earl possesses a staggering allure beneath the blood-chilling sneer.

    Originally scheduled for September release in the midst of Miramax's crowded housecleaning slate, the unrated Weinstein Co. release world-premiered Friday at AFI Fest. (Not an MPAA signatory, the new shingle de-clined the organization's NC-17.) It bows Nov. 25 in Los Angeles and New York, where it should perform lustily. Wide release in January will be more of a challenge, even with Depp starring.
    Full review at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1001479667
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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