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Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold.

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Storyline

Juggling some angry Russians, the British Mi5, his impossibly leggy wife and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai must traverse the globe armed only with his good looks and special charm in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold. Written by Lionsgate UK

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Sophistication has a name


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Rated R for some language and sexual material | See all certifications »

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23 January 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mortdecai: El artista del engaño  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,200,586 (USA) (23 January 2015)

Gross:

$7,605,668 (USA) (6 February 2015)
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Trivia

In the book upon which the movie is based, Jock's unspoken last name is Strapp. See more »

Goofs

In the "vomit while car chase scene" they run a red light during the chase. However, all other 'normal' vehicles on the road also run the red light, showing it's "set" traffic. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mortdecai: As you may well know, I am many things. An arts dealer, an accomplished fencer, fair shot with most weapons. I am loved and respected by all who know me - slightly. But I have always felt as if there's something missing, you see. Some final piece of my personal puzzle. I needed something bold, distinctive.
[his cocktail arrives]
Mortdecai: Ah, thank you. The work of art with which I could declare to the heavens, I am Lord Charlie Mortdecai. And this is a little bit of magic is my mustache...
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Two Princes
Written by Aaron Comess, Chris Barron (as Christopher Gross), Eric Schenkman and Mark White
Performed by The Spin Doctors (as Spin Doctors)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Under-rated old fashioned romp
11 May 2015 | by (Thailand) – See all my reviews

This movie actually made me register with IMDb to publish my displeasure. I've read the reviews here and typically they're from art house aficionados who sooooo want everything to have meaning. News flash, sometimes a movie is just a movie and sometimes humour is unsophisticated. Get over it.

Johnny Depp seems to be a target for these reviewers at the moment. I found his performance/homage to Terry Thomas "rather good". The various cameos and supporting performances were also "rather good" The film is soaked in British humour and I can see how some from the "colonies" just don't get it but for people to give this 1 or 2 out of 10 is beyond belief.


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