Monday, May 11, 2009

The Ninth Gate (1999) aka La Novena Puerta aka La Neuvieme Porte

3.5 / 5
Tagline: Every book has a life of it's own...
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Written by: Arturo Perez-Reverte, John Brownjohn
Actors include: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Length: 133 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Spain/France/USA

Well this went on a little long for my tastes, and they could have had "something" happen for the first oh say 3/4 of the movie, but the last 1/4 makes it all worthwhile. The story is based around Depp who plays a rare book dealer. He is asked to compare and track down three copies of a book which well will bring the devil to life. It's a good idea, and the story is interesting but of course it only really pays off in the end. Make sure you are feeling patient because parts of this are a bit trying.

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