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The Rum Diary

Synopsis

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas star Johnny Depp returns to the wild world of Hunter S. Thompson in writer/director Bruce Robinson's adaptation of the Gonzo journalist's "lost" autobiographical novel of the same name. Dejected over life in New York City and at bitter odds with the Eisenhower-era conventions of the 1950s, nomadic journalist Paul Kemp (Depp) flees to Puerto Rico, where he quickly lands a job as a reporter for a San Juan newspaper. Drawing inspiration from author Ernest Hemingway's popular...more

Movies.com Critics

3.5

Dave White Profile

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

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2.5

Grae Drake Profile

Like a drunken Huell Howser episode with better dialogue.

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Other Critics

3.0

56 out of 100 Metascore®

Mixed or average reviews

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For Families

17

not for kids

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