The Ninth Gate

* 1/2*

Roman Polanski writes and directs this thriller set in the world of rare books. An expert in the field (Johnny Depp) gets entwined in a supernatural conspiracy while tracking down the two remaining copies of a demonic text. Based on Arturo Perez-Reverte's novel, The Club Dumas. Lena Olin, Frank Langella, James Russo and Emmanuelle Seigner also star.

Capsule Review: Despite a heroic effort from Depp to save the film, The Ninth Gate collapses at the end into a camp-riddled joke. Never sure if it wants to be a horrorshow or a comedy, the film ends up as neither, leaving the audience to suffer through the dessicated remains.

[R - some violence and sexuality] (Artisan)


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05/20/99
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