By Lisa Schwarzbaum
March 24, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

The Ninth Gate

D+
type
  • Movie

Roman Polanski’s effete supernatural yarn about a cagey rare-book dealer (Johnny Depp) tormented by catastrophes while tracking down books about the Devil for a collector (Frank Langella) gives off the aroma of art-house Euro-rot, a whiff of decay and hauteur. And, like pages falling out of an old tome, the movie comes unglued slowly, while Polanski indulges his taste for creepy voluptuousness.

The Ninth Gate

type
  • Movie
Genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 125 minutes
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