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The Ninth Gate

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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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