Richard Says Goodbye

Richard Says Goodbye

Richard Says Goodbye

Johnny Depp is a university professor with six months left to live in this comedy drama from Katie Says Goodbye director, Wayne Roberts. Following the diagnosis, he begins living his life with reckless abandon. 

The film was released in the States as The Professor.

2019Rating: TBC90 minsUSA
Drama

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Richard Says Goodbye / Reviews

Variety

Variety

The character's misogyny seems to have bled into the screenplay: Women, be they loveless middle-aged shrews or guileless ingenues, exist here solely to prompt and inspire our downtrodden hero's cathartic disobedience.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Depp's turbocharged archness is basically the whole show. The actor appears as out of whits to give as the man he's playing, with little interest in enunciating clearly or hiding his self-regard.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film goes down easy because it saves the self-improvement clichés for the homestretch.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

This film is an easy target for being misintepreted by those with an axe to grind in the "me too" era; a sadder truth is that its clumsy approach was most likely unintentional.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

[The Professor] is more subservient to feel-good cliches than its too-cool-for-school veneer indicates.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Depp, sporting a distractingly foppish, unfurling-flag hairdo, commits to his character's tricky balancing act but over-relies on his signature rakishness to fully convince.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Though Roberts' screenplay draws attention to its structure with frequent chapter headings, it plays like a work that has been victimised by too many editors, each trying to achieve something different.

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