The genius of Johnny Depp is that when you’re watching him on the screen you don’t know what he’s going to do next. It might be a roguish smile at an unexpected moment, it may be an inflection of speech that catches you off guard. He has a comic flair that invites you to root for him even when his character is decidedly unheroic. He brings to his characters a humanity that convinces audiences they are watching a true-to-life, quirks-and-all character, and not a performer playing a role.
~D. Allan Kerr