Synopsis: Johnny Depp returns to the world of Hunter S. Thompson in this adaptation of the Gonzo journalist's "lost" autobiographical novel of the same name, about decadent life on a remote Puerto Rican island.
“Jazzy and colorful, full of men and women in swell clothes driving cool cars, 'The Rum Diary' has a bit of a seedily exotic Graham Greene vibe.”~Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
Average rating (Good Try). Showing 1-3 of 3 member reviews.
3 stars (Good Enough) Lavishly mounted, but a bland Depp and too many scenes that don't have quite the requisite impact mean the full 470 proof isn't distilled from the promising ingredients. Rispoli's great, though.~HiFi
2 stars (Good Try) Another Hunter S Thompson book that hasn't been done justice. It's a pity since Depp captures Thompson's spirit and style, but this take on my favourite Thomson novel simply doesn't work.~Tom H