The Rum Diary 2011 ★★★★

Gorgeous Puerto Rican backdrop, a handsome as always Johnny Depp and an incredibly sexual Amber Heard make for an amazing looking movie. Reviews in aggregate have this sitting at 50% which makes sense. Some viewers will dig this movie. Others will think it's a waste of 120 minutes. The ending doesn't give you the type of payoff that most run of the mill films do (and that could be why half the critics disliked it), but the film has a steady pace throughout and is interesting enough to serve as a very good Hunter S. Thompson origin story. Watch and learn how he came to fight against the 'Bastards'.

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