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The Rum Diary Review

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3.5

Dave White Profile

The movie that can't walk in a straight line. Read full review

2.5

Grae Drake Profile

Like a drunken Huell Howser episode with better dialogue. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    56

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    To the audience, this stuff seems like awfully old news. We're supposed to be witnessing the birth of a great journalist, but Hunter S. Thompson, as his career went on, got swallowed up by his mystique as an outlaw of excess. In The Rum Diary, that myth becomes an excuse for a movie to go slumming.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    The Rum Diary remains a relatively mild diversion, not at all unpleasant but neither compelling nor convulsive.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The tale was no doubt meant to convey Kemp/Thompson's boozy aimlessness, but the film feels disjointed and meandering as a result.

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