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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 112

Budget: -

Revenue: $4,706,919

Languages: en, pl, ru

Webpage: Link

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  •  R

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Alternative Titles

  • Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray
  • O Retrato de Dorian Gray
  • O Retrato de Dorian Gray
  • El Retrato de Dorian Gray
  • Il ritratto di Dorian Gray
  • Dorian Gray
  • Le Portrait de Dorian Gray
  • Dorian Gray
Content Score: 93

(2009)

5.8/10 (207 votes)

Overview

A vain London playboy offers his soul in exchange for eternal beauty in this adaptation of the chilling tale by author Oscar Wilde. Seduced into the decadent world of Lord Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), handsome young aristocrat Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) becomes obsessed with maintaining his youthful appearance, and commissions a special portrait that will weather the winds of time while he remains forever young. When Gray's obsession spirals out of control, his desperate attempts to safeguard his secret turn his once-privileged life into a living hell.

Tagline

Forever Young. Forever Cursed.

Crew

Director: Oliver Parker
Writers: ,

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Cast

Ben Barnes

Ben Barnes
as Dorian Gray

Colin Firth

Colin Firth
as Lord Henry Wotton

Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall
as Emily Wotton

Emilia Fox

Emilia Fox
as Lady Victoria Wotton

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A review by John Chard

How Ominous!

Another adaptation of the Oscar Wilde story. Film is about Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes), a man taken by the hedonism bug shown to him by Lord Wotton (Colin Firth). Upon having his portrait painted, Dorian comes to never age, but at what cost?

Clearly not faithful to the literary source, Oliver Parker's film is an interesting misfire. As a sexy chiller it kinda works, having more in common with Hammer Films of the 70s than with Wilde's prose. Yet it often feels like style over substance, blood or nudity for blood and nudity's sake. While strong performances by Firth and late in th... read the rest.