New Hunter romp is a Rum affair

Reviewed this week: The Rum Diary, directed by Bruce Robinson, selected cinemas, cert 15A. Rating: ***. Wuthering Heights, directed by Andrea Arnold, selected cinemas, cert 15A. Rating: **.

13th November, 2011
Johnny Depp as Paul Kemp in The Rum Diary.

Reviewed: The Rum Diary, directed by Bruce Robinson, selected cinemas, cert 15A. Rating: ***

After a hiatus of almost two decades, Withnail & I director Bruce Robinson returns with an adaptation of Hunter S Thompson's picaresque novel **The Rum Diary**, a chronicle of decadence and corruption at the dawn of the jet age in late-1950s Puerto Rico.

Thompson was in his early 20s when he wrote his semi-autobiographical novel about a juvenile American reporter learning...

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