An undeniable masterpiece.
| Original Score: 4/5
It's a good ride. If you like a cat-and-mouse game, you'll like this.
The film is a little longer than it needs to be, but on balance, this is one of the sleekest, most involving mysteries to hit the big screen this year.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
This is truly a rich, intelligent, masterfully tuned picture. If you love cinema, you'll adore The Talented Mr. Ripley.
[Minghella] certainly deserves kudos for including those stunning location shots as well as such incredibly haunting background music. And, of course, for casting the talented Mr. Damon.
If anybody can create sympathy for the devil, the angelic Matt Damon can.
| Original Score: 4/4
Although it goes on one stilled heartbeat too long, Anthony Minghella's masterpiece, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's creepy favorite The Talented Mr. Ripley, is indeed fashioned the old, classical way.
Writer and director Anthony Minghella has adapted Patricia Highsmith's murder-mystery for the screen. It is a rigorous moral study of envy.
Minghella's -- and Damon's -- triumph here is in making Ripleys of us all.
A sub-Hitchcockian runaround.
| Original Score: 2/4
Just the thing to clear your Capra-glutted holiday movie palate.
A film Hitchcock would have been proud to make, which is as strong a compliment as one can give to Mingella's efforts in this uniformly first-rate, darkly chilling thriller.
Anthony Minghella, as in his last movie The English Patient, keeps the story going a good 15 or 20 minutes past its natural conclusion, but at least this time the story is more interesting.
| Original Score: 8/10
The Talented Mr. Ripley offers diabolically smart surprises wherever you care to look.
The movie is an intelligent a thriller as you'll see this year.
Amoral and beautifully shot.
| Original Score: 3/5
The Talented Mr. Ripley may be Hitchcock on holiday, but that's a perfectly enjoyable vacation.
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a purposeful visual feast.
It's an eerily affecting film that reminds us that everyone has wanted to be someone else at some point in their lives.
| Original Score: A
Minghella, as he did with The English Patient, beautifully photographs this sweeping love story.