The Libertine


Watch The Libertine (2004)

In 1660, when Charles II returned to the English throne, theater, fine arts, science and sexual promiscuity flourished. Thirteen years later, Charles II ordered his friend John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, to return from exile to London in the face of political and economic problems. John is a morally corrupt drunkard and a rampant, cynical poet. When King asks John to prepare a play for the French ambassador to please him, John meets up-and-coming actress Elizabeth Barry in the theater and decides to make her a big star. He falls in love with her and she becomes his lover. During the presentation, the French king and ambassador will be embarrassed in court. When he is thirty-three years old and dies of syphilis and alcoholism, he becomes a religious man.... Show more

This is really high class movie and I really love it. I have good news for lovers of Action cinema. I know it gets a lot of stick for being the mainstream popular movie, but honestly I can not think of anything wrong with the movie online. The Libertine also looks nice from the soundtrack side. Every single performance is incredible. Not to mention that it has the best music in a movie. Fucking loved this movie! Such a mix of emotions. The Libertine is one of the best possible choice for a saturday evening with cinema.... Show more

Directors: Laurence Dunmore
Release: 2004
Duration: 114 min
IMDb Rating: 6.3