Johnny Depp traipses across Europe looking at old books in this slow and hugely old-fashioned supernatural thriller. Sure, in real life rational people are no quicker to blame the Devil for their troubles than they were some 30 years ago, when
Polanski made the supremely creepy ROSEMARY'S BABY. But today's audiences become impatient with movie characters who, bedeviled at length by supernatural mayhem, persist in declaring that they don't believe in such mumbo-jumbo. Which brings us to Dean Corso (Johnny Depp), an unprincipled rare book
dealer who's hired by wealthy Boris Balkan (Frank Langella) to investigate a 17th-century tome called The Nine Gates of the Kin...