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Ripley's Game (2003)


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The continuing story of Tom Ripley, a career criminal who has amassed his wealth through various illicit activities, including murder. He is married and living in France, when the necessity arises to silence two foes who could reveal his dark past. Concocting an assassination plan, he makes a deal with a terminally ill English aristocrat desperate for money to rid him of his two enemies.

Mar 30, 2004

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As slithery and seductive a thriller as you'll find.

March 11, 2004
Rolling Stone
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Arguably the most satisfying distillation of Highsmith's nastiness, ingenuity and humor, with the added dividend of Mr. Malkovich's diabolical charm and insouciance.

February 26, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Observer
New York Observer
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The movie may, late in Cavani's career, come to be seen as her best work.

February 11, 2004
New Yorker
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Malkovich's elegantly malicious performance gives Ripley's Game a magnetic center.

September 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Variety
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A surprising film with so much going for it including a lot of intrigue in Hitchcockian proportions...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Malkovich is perhaps the best, most chillingly precise Ripley to date.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

See this film for its story and for Malkovich' performance, or if you are easily distracted and irritated, buy the book and imagine everything yourself instead.

August 3, 2004 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)

Ripley's Game draws you in with its virtuoso performances and moody aura of menace.

May 27, 2004
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Representative of the fear and loathing attendant to the death rattle of domestic culture.

April 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Now we have the real Ripley: John Malkovich.

April 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

John Malkovich [delivers] a performance that's as playful as it is perverse.

March 31, 2004 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

Não é surpresa constatar que John Malkovich se revela o melhor entre os quatro intérpretes do personagem.

March 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

Malkovich steals the show and director Liliana Cavani ... does a perfectly serviceable job.

September 6, 2003 Full Review Source:

John Malkovich is perfectly cast as the amoral epicurean

August 30, 2003 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Cavani uses a seedy, spying camera and beautiful European locations to draw us into the action and dress it up as art. She's a sick puppy, but she's good at what she does.

July 6, 2003

It's fascinating and entertaining, but rather dull as well.

May 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Provides plenty of blackly comic enjoyment, but it never really moves.

May 12, 2003 Full Review Source:

A stylishly intelligent thriller with an enthralling performance by John Malkovich.

April 26, 2003 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

An unusually smart entry into the thriller/mystery genre.

February 26, 2003 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Ripley's Game

My predicting rating: 3.5

A film that is reasonably slow moving in parts and yet still manages to be intriguing. It does lack a little psychological feel to it, but John Malkovich is one smooth criminal in this, watchable, but lacked a little something.
October 15, 2011

Super Reviewer

Uhhh well shocked really at how much i didnt really enjoy it compared with the reviews its had!
Fantastic cast brilliant scenery , nice acting but the storyline just wasnt as good as id hope to be honest!
for a psychological thriller its not very manipulative or physcho really i mean first he doesnt like the guy and wants revenge so he pushes him into murder but then in the end he helps him out so i just thought it was a tad weird and confusing for a simple story to follow!!
Its a bit slow and not that much action to be honest, apart from the near end with a shootout as such and is fairly amusing with Mahlkovich being brilliant!
August 20, 2009
Film Crazy

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Good Cast...Great Locations...A Surprisingly Mediocre Film.

I think if you go into this with no knowledge of any of the other "Ripley" films, you will probably enjoy this a lot more then I did.

Having greatly enjoyed "The Talented Mister Ripley", this was a little disapointing. To spite it's notable cast it seemed a little low budget and slightly dated, even though it is only a few years old.

Not entirely without merit, just forget everything you you THINK you know about "Mr. Ripley" and enjoy the ride.

Did make me more interested in reading some of Patricia Highsmiths other "Tom Ripley" books.
June 9, 2008
Robert C

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Tom Ripley, formerly played by Matt Damon returns for another thriller, in this in the shape of John Malkovich. The look, feel and direction of the movie sometimes feels really old-fashioned, almost like a French film noir from the 70s. Accordingly the pace is rather slow, but the violence well timed and realistic. That's not awfully exciting but pretty entertaining and carried by an excellent Malkovich, giving cold-hearted, witty and arrogant comments in the cruelest situations, making the character his own. It is him who moves this film above average, but the rest of the cast is just as convincing.
Not bad at all.
May 20, 2008

Super Reviewer

    1. Tom Ripley: "Turn over and I'll tell you."
    – Submitted by Leo D (3 months ago)
    1. Jonathan Trevanny: Oh, hi. You're here, then. Excellent. We were hoping you'd come.
    2. Tom Ripley: Why?
    3. Jonathan Trevanny: Well, to... to add spice to the evening.
    4. Tom Ripley: Meaning?
    5. Jonathan Trevanny: You're a bit of a local personality
    6. Tom Ripley: Meaning?
    7. Jonathan Trevanny: People have heard about you.
    8. Jonathan Trevanny: Meaning?
    9. Jonathan Trevanny: Nothing. Just... nothing.
    – Submitted by Bilal H (2 years ago)
    1. Tom Ripley: It never used to be so crowded in first class.
    – Submitted by solomon g (2 years ago)
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