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The Ghost Writer Reviews

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August 9, 2010
It is good to see Polanski exercising his gift for the sinister. It's a spooky world he evokes here but its architecture doesn't hang together, which is a great pity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 9, 2010
While an intriguing political thriller, it disappointingly lacks the atmosphere of Roman Polanski's previous masterpieces.
August 9, 2010
The director's shrewd and witty approach to the material demonstrates his finely tuned sense of the absurd. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 8, 2010
A stylish and capable thriller, but one that somehow ends up being disappointingly less than the sum of its parts.
August 6, 2010
Part detective story part political thriller, The Ghost Writer is built on recent world events in an imaginary scenario that is not so fanciful as to be incredible
August 6, 2010
Filled with intrigue and tension. Roman Polanski uses all his skills to bring together the elements for a hit of suspense
August 2, 2010
This lazily plotted and performed political snoozer has to be one of the most disappointing films I've seen all year.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 4, 2010
With The Ghost Writer, Roman Polanksi not only does his most assured thriller filmmaking since the mid-1990s, he also does some of his wittiest work in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
June 27, 2010
An aggressive extreme seductress who is on the brink of nearly raping the gullible Ghost, when cornering him in his tub with an offer of towels to dry his tush, doesn't do the trick in this possibly covert bio.
May 28, 2010
Gostemos ou não do cidadão Polanski, seus filmes continuam a ser obrigatórios para qualquer um que ame o bom Cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 8, 2010
A slow-burning and elegant thriller firmly in the Hitchcock mode but with shards of cynicism that are uniquely Polanski's.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 8, 2010
Wily and wise, The Ghost Writer is in a way Polanski's A King in New York
April 29, 2010
But for fans of the auteur able to separate his personal life from his cinematic one, and for others open to old-school suspense where no one gets away clean and failure truly is an option, this political whirligig delivers the goods.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 22, 2010
The film will probably be better remembered as a faithful screen adaptation of the Robert Harris political thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 22, 2010
Polanski's fiendishly clever and extremely subtle touch is in every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 22, 2010
A perfectly passable political suspenser with enough Romanesque flair to satiate admirers. It's a cut above his patchy previous effort Oliver Twist, but never troubles the heights reached by his finest...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2010
[Contains] a series of fundamentally dispiriting moments that are seemingly insulated from criticism by the Polanski brand.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
April 21, 2010
It loses direction as Harris' rage is channelled through some clunky plot developments.
April 19, 2010
With all the problems in Polanski's life (perhaps not undeserved) he can still turn out a gripping film.
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
April 19, 2010
The brilliance of the ensemble acting here is perhaps Polanski's finest achievement
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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