Dorian Gray
Dorian Gray (2009)

Dorian Gray is very handsome -- and very cursed. Young Dorian arrives fresh on the London social scene and is taken under the wing of Lord Henry Wotton who introduces him to the seedy pleasures of London life. When Dorian sees how… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: September 9, 2009
DVD Release Date: August 24, 2010
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a lavish and polished production, Dorian Gray is tame and uninspired with a lifeless performance by Ben Barnes in the title role.

James Berardinelli

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.

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Don Groves

Like the painting, B-grade horror movie fast loses appeal.

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Simon Weaving

If it was Oscar Wilde who said that experience is the name that everyone gives to their mistakes, then this Dorian Gray is quite an experience!

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

These are interesting ideas, but they would work better if there was more decadence on show earlier on to nail Gray's corruption.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

A dismal mess.

David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

This uneasy mixture of horror and elegant wit, which worked so well originally, never really catches fire thanks to Parker's undistinguished handling.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a misfire of nigh epic proportions...

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Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Colin Fraser
FILMINK (Australia)

Colin Firth is perfect as the devil's advocate, as this adaptation of 19th century gothic taps into the modern zeitgeist.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Dean King
A decent gothic tale, but could have done with a bit more action, or following the story as he travels the world over the years. Colin Firth steals the show… More
Emily Armstrong
Zomfug. This movie is like Kryptonite for people like me. It's absurd how much it turns me on. Dorian's toast to intoxication alone... Unh. I wish I… More
Jim Hunter
A British aesthete realizes that a painting of him manifests all the physical evidence of anything he does. I'm trying not to be the snobby literature… More
Thomas Johnston
This was just a miss. I will read the book just to check to see if the movie even followed the book. At times just did not feel true to the time period.… More
Matthew Roe
This film is visually appealing. Colin Firth is a powerhouse in this film along with actors Ben Chaplin, and Rebecca Hall. The special effects visuals and the… More
Cynthia S.
A very well done adaptation of the Oscar Wilde Classic novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray". As a period drama lover, I would say this movie was pretty… More