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About the Movie
When Dorian Gray arrives in London he immediately falls under the influence of Lord Henry Wotton, leading to a life of increasing debauchery. Dorian soon trades his soul for eternal youth and as his lust for pleasure grows, he resorts to murder to protect his secret. Starring Colin Firth, Ben Barnes and Rachel Hurd-Wood.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 37
- Fresh: 16
- Rotten: 21
- Average Rating: 5.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: While Wilde's wit remains firmly entrenched, there's also a gruesome vein of gothic horror, and elements of the original which existed in the subtext or were merely hinted at are brought graphically into the open.
Rotten: Like the painting, B-grade horror movie fast loses appeal.
Rotten: This uneasy mixture of horror and elegant wit, which worked so well originally, never really catches fire thanks to Parker's undistinguished handling.
Fresh: Colin Firth is perfect as the devil's advocate, as this adaptation of 19th century gothic taps into the modern zeitgeist.
I thought this was going to be the average, boring retelling of an amazing story, but I was abruptly disproved. Ben Barnes and Colin Firth were awesome in this movie. Ben Barnes was a perfect portrayal of Dorian's darkness and innocence. Colin Firth was also an absolutely believable antagonist. This movie deserves 5 stars!!!! Although the directors altered the ending to the plot, it still made sense and made me feel pity for Dorian. I think everyone who loved the book should definitely watch this movie =)
It was alright. It dragged a bit, and tere was a lot of sex, but the movie wasn't terrible. Ben Barnes did look gorgeous in this movie, though. lol
An Excellent Thriller
Based on the book The Portrait of Dorian Gray, the films stars Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, and Ben Chaplin. Dorian arrives in London, innocent and eager to experience life. He has his portrait painted by a talented artist and is lead into a life of corruption by another friend. When asked if he'd do anything, even sell his soul, to remain young and beautiful forever he answers honestly and says "yes". After that everything begins to change and only the portrait holds the truth about him. The ending is very creepy and very satisfying. The cast is excellent.