By Marc Bernardin
Updated July 21, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

The Ninth Gate

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  • Movie
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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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The Ninth Gate

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  • Movie
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  • R
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  • 125 minutes
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