New Mortdecai movie got mostly negative reviews from Top Critics. Lionsgate released their new comedy/action flick, “Mortdecai,” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that most of them were not happy with it, giving it a very low overall score of 27 out of a possible 100 across 17 reviews at

The movie stars: Ewan McGregor, Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Jeff Goldblum and Olivia Munn. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.

Gary Goldstein at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 60 score, saying: “Those who do find their way into this supremely silly action-mystery caper are in for a few grins if not laughs thanks largely to the deft — and daft — performance of Johnny Depp in the title role.”

Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 58 grade, stating: “Mortdecai is by no means a disster — the occasional joke lands, and there’s at least some fun to be found in the frenetic farce of all the conspiracies and the running-around… Still, I spent most of the movie waiting for it to find its rhythms and set a witty pace for itself that would allow the humor to build and the outrageous situations to pay off grandly.”

Leah Greenblatt at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 42 score. She said: “The movie is too odd and randy to play for kids on an Austin Powers level, and too broad to really work as farce. But Depp, god bless him, fully commits, and finds a few genuinely funny moments amidst all the outsize mugging and mild sociopathy.”

Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 38 grade, saying: “With a varied wardrobe of retro men’s finery and a hirsute upper lip, the title character of the silly comedy Mortdecai is the center of a whirlwind of horrible British accents, too much gagging, not enough good gags and weak dialogue that, while not exactly terrible, is terribly boring.”

Guy Lodge over at Variety, gave it a 30 score, saying: ” There’s a fatal shortage of zingers to supplement its exhausting zaniness.”

Stephen Holden from The New York Times, gave it an even worse 20 score, saying: “What a frantically dull spectacle this vanity project is.”

Stephen Dalton from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 20 as well. He said: “Mortdecai is an anachronistic mess that never succeeds in re-creating the breezy tone or snappy rhythm of the classic caper movies that it aims to pastiche.”

Peter Sobczynski at, gave it a 12 grade, saying: “One of those rare birds that is so off-putting in so many ways that all I could do for the most part was wonder how so many presumably intelligent people could be persuaded to sign on to produce and appear in something that could not have possibly seemed like anything other than a total mess from its earliest stages.”

Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 12 score as well, stating: “Mortdecai is mortdifying, a mortdal sin of a movie that’s headed for the cinematic mortduary.”

Lastly, Elizabeth Weitzman from the New York Daily News, gave it the absolute worst score of all with the dreaded “0” grade, stating: “Johnny Depp has done so much for us. Let us now return the favor and pretend Mortdecai, a disastrously misjudged career low, never existed.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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