After reading the reviews I was hesitant to see this film. I cannot believe how negative the reviews were after seeing the movie. I've seen it FOUR times this weekend alone. It's fascinating beyond belief and Johnny Depp's best performance ever and that is saying something. He's just brilliant. I was captivated and moved by every performance and haven't seen a collective effort like this in ages. The entire cast was incredible. I was surprised at how many funny moments it had and how none of it was, in any way, boring or longwinded as the reviews stated. The review that "got to me" was how it had "rendered Johnny Depp charmless"....alls I've got to say is that Johnny Depp in this performance could charm the pants off of Mother Theresa. I don't know who the woman was who wrote that but she she must be frigid not to mention blind deaf and dumb. Movies are religion for me and I go once or twice a week. I cannot imagine a movie like Brokeback Mountain getting all of this great press while an absolute masterpiece like this is set aside. I liked Brokeback Mountain but for me it was not much different from any afterschool special I've ever seen. The Libertine at least takes a bawdy and desperate character like the Earl Of Rochester and MAKES you love him despite everything he does to make you feel otherwise. Johnny Depp is a God. No less. He and Marth Plimpton both deserve Oscars. I'd love to see this little film storm the Oscars...poetic justice...no pun intended.
The Libertine (2004) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Libertine (2004) 1080p
The Libertine is a movie starring Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, and John Malkovich. The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn...
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The Synopsis for The Libertine (2004) 1080p
In 1660, with the return of Charles II to the English throne, theater, the visual arts, science and sexual promiscuity flourish. Thirteen years later, in the midst of political and economical problems, Charles II orders the return of his friend John Wilmot, aka the second Earl of Rochester, from exile back to London. John is a morally-corrupt drunkard and a debauched, cynical poet. When the King asks John to prepare a play for the French ambassador so as to please him, John meets the aspiring actress Elizabeth Barry in the playhouse and decides to make her into a great star. He falls in love with her and she becomes his mistress. During the presentation to the King and the French ambassador, John falls into disgrace with the court. When he is thirty-three years old and dying of syphilis and alcoholism, he converts to being a religious man.
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The Reviews for The Libertine (2004) 1080p
Best film I've seen in years.Reviewed bycastlemsheltiesVote: 10/10
I was lucky enough to work as an extra on The Libertine and from my three day experience I was confused as to how this film would look when it was finally released. It seemed to be shot in a hurried, slightly chaotic manner but upon seeing the final product I realise the genius of those involved with this movie. It captures so much a dark and frenzied time in history, full of intrigue and plotting. It is such a dark and muddy film but added up to a unique and refreshingly different cinematic experience. Thought it was Johhny Depp's best performance to date and also Samantha Mortan was fabulous as the determined and hardened actress who succeeded in out smarting the Earl and getting what she wanted. Hope this marks the start of more realism in todays films and sure in the end it will become a cult favourite even if it has limited success now.
I don't understand the poor reviews this film has gotten. I loved the movie. Therefore, I would like to make the following observations in its defense:
1) The movie is set in 17th century England. Of course it is muddy and poorly lit. IMHO, it's about time a filmmaker had the guts to show such a period piece accurately.
2) The movie is about wasted talent. It's a morality tale. Whether from drink or deeply rooted personality/mental disorder or both, this man had a brilliantly clever mind and he wasted it. He was numb for a whole variety of reasons (many are not detailed in the movie, admittedly) and was therefore constantly trying to feel. He became bogged down in the fatalistic and cynical view that life is meaningless, rather than in trying to make his life mean something. The movie shows his resulting struggles and the suffering he causes those who care about him while he gradually is made through horrible consequence to see how such waste leads to his own destruction.
3) The movie has a message beyond the question of one man's redemption or lack thereof. Don't waste life's gifts; use them wisely. He started to see the error of his ways by the end of the film, a little too late I'm sure he realizes, makes attempts to mend with mixed success, and thus asks the question "do you like me now."
4) Johnny Depp's performance is beyond description. He loses himself in yet another character, and from accent to mannerisms is completely consistent in his depiction. The negative reviewers obviously take this seemingly limitless talent for granted. Let their loss not be yours.
5) It's about time a movie actually contains some dialog, as opposed to merely being a pasted together, trite conglomeration of one-liners and head shots.
6) See the movie.