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The Ghost Writer Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

The film plays slightly flat with little in the way of style that distinguishes it as the work of an auteur.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

March 25, 2010
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Polanski does a good job at keeping things tense, but comparisons with Hitchcock are overly flattering...

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

March 24, 2010
Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
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Considering that it's been more than a decade since The Ninth Gate, you'd think Polanski would have had more in store.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: B-

February 25, 2010
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

There's no shortage of wit and intelligence in the dialogue, but 'The Ghost Writer' is just too elementary and conventional.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

February 19, 2010
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

If The Ghost Writer has a fatal flaw, it resides not with the cast but with the truly hideous ending. ... It's laugh-out-loud, groan-worthy bad.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 2/4

February 26, 2010
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex

This lazily plotted and performed political snoozer has to be one of the most disappointing films I've seen all year.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2/5

August 2, 2010
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online

Sometimes it's a Chinatown. Sometimes not so much. When it comes to celebrating Mr. Polanski's finest works -- maybe we can ascribe this one to The Ghost.

Full Review Source: Indie Movies Online | Original Score: 4.5/10

March 5, 2010
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground

A stylish and capable thriller, but one that somehow ends up being disappointingly less than the sum of its parts.

Full Review Source: Concrete Playground

August 8, 2010
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Tthe actors were so intimidated by Polanski's reputation or so baffled by the listless script that almost none of them makes any impression at all.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 5, 2010
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

The Ghost Writer could be a disappointing career capper should the wheels of justice finally start rolling.

Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch? | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 6, 2010
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com

A squandered opportunity both to take on the real-life crimes of the Iraq War and create genuine tension and suspense.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 3/6

February 18, 2010
Sara Vilkomerson
New York Observer
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Overall feels uneven, sprawling and strangely incomplete.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 17, 2010
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)

While an intriguing political thriller, it disappointingly lacks the atmosphere of Roman Polanski's previous masterpieces.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

August 9, 2010
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

Polanski's movie does a slow, methodical disintegration. More movies should do it that well. Cliche is rarely done with such style.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 3/5

March 20, 2010
Bill Gibron
PopMatters

(I)n a world where the genre has been overdone to death, nothing Polanski brings to the mix is new, novel - or entertaining.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 5, 2010
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze

An aggressive extreme seductress who is on the brink of nearly raping the gullible Ghost, when cornering him in his tub with an offer of towels to dry his tush, doesn't do the trick in this possibly covert bio.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

June 27, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Roman Polanski, you are the mayor of Chutzpahtown.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

February 19, 2010
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It is good to see Polanski exercising his gift for the sinister. It's a spooky world he evokes here but its architecture doesn't hang together, which is a great pity.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3/5

August 9, 2010
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

Neither bore nor wild travesty, The Ghost Writer idles in tentative horror for most of its 130 minutes and often feels as if its production team, Polanski included, can't fully comprehend what they are putting to screen

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 18, 2010

"The Ghost Writer" isn't Polanski's worst movie (that would be "The Ninth Gate"), but it's sluggish and conventional and a long way from his great ones.

Full Review Source: MTV | Original Score: 2/5

February 19, 2010
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