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The Ninth Gate Roman Polanski's effete supernatural yarn about a cagey rare-book dealer (Johnny Depp) tormented by catastrophes while tracking down books about the...The Ninth GateMystery and Thriller, DramaPT125MR Roman Polanski's effete supernatural yarn about a cagey rare-book dealer (Johnny Depp) tormented by catastrophes while tracking down books about the...2000-03-24Lena OlinArtisan Entertainment
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The Ninth Gate

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Drama; Starring: Johnny Depp, Frank Langella, Lena Olin; Director: Roman Polanski; Author: Roman Polanski; Runtime (in minutes): 125; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Artisan Entertainment

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.