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The Talented Mr. Ripley Reviews

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Matt Damon is simply not convincing in this role. Not only is his performance flat, but he is unable to generate any sense of menace.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Ripley morphs into a well-meaning kid who yearns to be somebody. He's deprived, not depraved.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

September 23, 2007
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Familiarity is the watchword of this overblown opus, which neglects holes in the plot to play up its postmodern theme of identity as pastiche -- a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 18, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The Master of Suspense would never have turned in a movie this sloppy.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 26, 2006
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

The Talented Mr. Ripley is lovely wrapping without much to say.

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2007

Lo que pudo haber sido una buena cinta de suspenso se convierte en otro remake más de los que ya estamos acostumbrados a ver

Full Review Source: Moviola | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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In terms of psychological profundity, it isn't one millimeter deep.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

It's a good ride. If you like a cat-and-mouse game, you'll like this.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

Instead of reaching to Hitchcockian heights of suspense and wonder, we are instead bogged down with a Tom Ripley that is more Alex Forrest than Norman Bates.

Full Review Source: Needcoffee.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Cornell & Petricelli
CinemaSense.Com

The film was neither dark enough to horrify, nor emotionally engaging enough to really touch us, and Matt Damon's acting left us both non-plussed.

Full Review Source: CinemaSense.Com | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine

A sub-Hitchcockian runaround.

Full Review Source: Film Written Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

April 2, 2001
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
J. Serpico
PopMatters

It is a suspense film released by Miramax over the holiday season for maximum financial and Oscar-related benefits.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

January 1, 2000
Amy Taubin
Village Voice
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It's a sign of how watered-down the movie is that only the supporting actors have any bite.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

But like Ripley and his mission, this gorgeous film sabotages the bizarre journey it originally offered.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Charles Taylor
Salon.com
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Minghella isn't going back to the modest style and the organic emotion of Truly, Madly, Deeply, his first and still his best film.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Lacking in emotional impact.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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Perhaps at 90 or so minutes, it would have been the Hitchcockian thriller that it isn't at the beginning but turns into. At two hours and 20 minutes, there's too much of the film that feels like reiteration.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

About as facile and sidewinding as its main character.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

January 1, 2000
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Simply put, we miss Dickie. Minghella too successfully sucked us into the young playboy's world; talented or no, Mr. Ripley makes a dull substitute.

January 1, 2000
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Irish Times

January 1, 2000

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August 12, 2002

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