Marc Bernardin
July 21, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Ninth Gate

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
125 minutes
performer
Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin
director
Roman Polanski
distributor
Artisan Entertainment
author
Roman Polanski
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a D

In The Ninth Gate, Depp plays a slim, shady rare-book obtainer who’s hired to authenticate an ancient demonic text, and for a while you think this film, directed by Roman Polanski (Rosemary’s Baby), might be a literary Indiana Jones adventure — Tome Raider. Instead, Polanski sets his sadly conventional hero to a series of unconnected tasks that leave you hoping the ninth gate leads to the exit. D

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