Fantastically smart political thriller, the Ghost Writer is very entertaining. It had great acting, a perfect script, and the usual great direction from Roman Polanski. If Polanksi never makes a another movie again, there would be no shame in this being his last one. Ewan McGregor gives a great central peformance, and there are great supporting performances from Pierce Brosnan and Olivia Williams. The screenplay is excellent, the dialouge is great and the story is smart and well-thoughout. Roman Polanski uses his usual skill to give this film thrills. Its got great tension and suspense builds wonderfully. My only critique is that there are several twists throughout this film, and they are not as surprising as they should be. You won't be able to see any of the plot twist coming, but they are delivered to lethargically to deliver full shocks. Its what keeps this film from being a 90%. Still a very good thriller that will keep you guessing. Must watch with patience.