1960, Mystery and thriller, 1h 55m37 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings
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The talented Tom Ripley is brought to enigmatic life on the screen in Purple Noon, an exquisite thriller wherein the murderous social climber is embodied by an unnerving Alain Delon. Read critic reviews
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Tom Ripley, Philippe Greenleaf
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Critic Reviews for Purple Noon
This kind of thriller calls for finesse, perception and a knife-edged narrative drive. Plein soleil looks too often instead like an over-illustrated travel brochure.February 11, 2020 | Full Review…
The tension is tantalisingly controlled, while the sight of the young Alain Delon languishing shirtless on a yacht provides a textbook definition of cool, and might be said to alone warrant the price of admission.December 15, 2018
Its mechanical aesthetic suggests that rather than having to sublimate what remorse Tom Ripley might feel toward his actions, he simply doesn't experience any.January 10, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Alain Delon excels as gentleman psychopath Tom Ripley in René Clément's beautifully restored classic.
Delon is a terrifically good in the role: his almost unearthly perfection is creepy itself, as if he is imitating a human being.
Highsmith had some doubts about the ending, which feels less daring than the one in her book, but there's a clever irony to it Hitchcock would have appreciated.
Audience Reviews for Purple Noon
Feb 24, 2012This was the film that the Talented Mr. Ripley was based on..and it is better. Couldn't you see that coming? I like the European original version better? Isn't that always the case?John B Super Reviewer
Jan 17, 2011This 1960 version of the novel "Talented Mr.Ripley", in my opinion, it is not as good as the 1999 version but it is still a very good thriller where the atmosphere is sublime and the setting nothing but wonderful. The ending is one of the best I've ever seen in a movie.John M Super Reviewer
Sep 20, 2010I love The Talented Mr Ripley and I thought it was a better film overall, although they are technically adaptations of the same book, not TTMR being a remake. I thought Alain Delon was a better Ripley though.Lauren D Super Reviewer
Mar 16, 2010Good thriller, ala Alain Delon. Beautiful Italian scenery. Wonderfully ironic finale. Hollywood, please stop remaking good, classic films into mediocre, homogeonized ones.Stefanie C Super Reviewer
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