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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- 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.
Fresh: Wilde survives intact - and with some flair - although the results will do more for sixth-form literature students and their teachers than for film connoisseurs.
Rotten: Like the painting, B-grade horror movie fast loses appeal.
Rotten: Parker's staging and direction are hopelessly inert; the orgy scenes are knocked off from Eyes Wide Shut, while the later movement into darkness looks (and sounds) like a cheap slasher movie.
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 =)
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.
I loved it
I thought it was very dark as it was meant to be!