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The Ghost Writer Reviews

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
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
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
August 9, 2010
While an intriguing political thriller, it disappointingly lacks the atmosphere of Roman Polanski's previous masterpieces.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
August 8, 2010
A stylish and capable thriller, but one that somehow ends up being disappointingly less than the sum of its parts.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
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
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 6, 2010
Filled with intrigue and tension. Roman Polanski uses all his skills to bring together the elements for a hit of suspense
Anders Wotzke
August 2, 2010
This lazily plotted and performed political snoozer has to be one of the most disappointing films I've seen all year.
| 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
Prairie Miller
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.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
Rob Gonsalves
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
Fernando F. Croce
May 8, 2010
Wily and wise, The Ghost Writer is in a way Polanski's A King in New York
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 22, 2010
The film will probably be better remembered as a faithful screen adaptation of the Robert Harris political thriller.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 22, 2010
Polanski's fiendishly clever and extremely subtle touch is in every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Mueller
Total Film
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
Kevin Maher
Little White Lies
April 21, 2010
[Contains] a series of fundamentally dispiriting moments that are seemingly insulated from criticism by the Polanski brand.
| Original Score: 1/5
Alastair McKay
Uncut Magazine [UK]
April 21, 2010
It loses direction as Harris' rage is channelled through some clunky plot developments.
Mark R. Leeper
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
Janos Gereben
Entertainment Insiders
April 19, 2010
The brilliance of the ensemble acting here is perhaps Polanski's finest achievement
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
April 19, 2010
The film is polished and deliberately paced with Polanski's professionalism and a strong cast compensating for a plot that doesn't stand up to close scrutiny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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