The Talented Mr. Ripley Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 23, 2007
Ripley morphs into a well-meaning kid who yearns to be somebody. He's deprived, not depraved.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 18, 2008
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
The Master of Suspense would never have turned in a movie this sloppy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
The Talented Mr. Ripley is lovely wrapping without much to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In terms of psychological profundity, it isn't one millimeter deep.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
It's a good ride. If you like a cat-and-mouse game, you'll like this.
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Cornell & Petricelli
CinemaSense.Com
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 2, 2001
A sub-Hitchcockian runaround.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
J. Serpico
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
It is a suspense film released by Miramax over the holiday season for maximum financial and Oscar-related benefits.
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
It's a sign of how watered-down the movie is that only the supporting actors have any bite.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
But like Ripley and his mission, this gorgeous film sabotages the bizarre journey it originally offered.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Minghella isn't going back to the modest style and the organic emotion of Truly, Madly, Deeply, his first and still his best film.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Lacking in emotional impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
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.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 1, 2000
About as facile and sidewinding as its main character.
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 1, 2000
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.
Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 24, 2011

Irish Times
January 1, 2000

CinemaBlend.com
August 12, 2002

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June 18, 2012
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