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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; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; 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.

Originally posted March 24 2000 — 12:00 AM EST

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