Ripley's Game


Ripley's Game

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Led by a suitably slimy performance from John Malkovich, Ripley's Game brings Patricia Highsmith's bestselling sociopath brilliantly to life.



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The continuing story of Tom Ripley, a career criminal who has amassed his wealth through various illicit activities, including murder. He is married and living in France, when the necessity arises to silence two foes who could reveal his dark past. Concocting an assassination plan, he makes a deal with a terminally ill English aristocrat desperate for money to rid him of his two enemies.

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John Malkovich
as Tom Ripley
Dougray Scott
as Jonathan Trevanny
Hanns Zischler
as Art Dealer
Chiara Caselli
as Louisa Harari
Maurizio Luca
as Franco's Assistant
Lena Headey
as Sarah Trevanny
Sam Blitz
as Matthew Trevanny
Emidio Lavella
as Shoe Store Owner
Nikolaus Deutsch
as Dr. Wentzel
Hendrikje Fitz
as Teacher in Zoo
Ronnie Paul
as Gregory
Thomas Bloem
as Bodyguard on Train
Sonke Korries
as Gangster
Rene Lay
as Gangster
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Critic Reviews for Ripley's Game

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As slithery and seductive a thriller as you'll find.

Mar 11, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4

Arguably the most satisfying distillation of Highsmith's nastiness, ingenuity and humor, with the added dividend of Mr. Malkovich's diabolical charm and insouciance.

Feb 26, 2004 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The movie may, late in Cavani's career, come to be seen as her best work.

Feb 11, 2004

Malkovich's elegantly malicious performance gives Ripley's Game a magnetic center.

Sep 4, 2002 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A surprising film with so much going for it including a lot of intrigue in Hitchcockian proportions...

Apr 29, 2009 | Full Review…

Malkovich is perhaps the best, most chillingly precise Ripley to date.

Dec 30, 2006 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ripley's Game


My predicting rating: 3.5 A film that is reasonably slow moving in parts and yet still manages to be intriguing. It does lack a little psychological feel to it, but John Malkovich is one smooth criminal in this, watchable, but lacked a little something.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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Uhhh well shocked really at how much i didnt really enjoy it compared with the reviews its had! Fantastic cast brilliant scenery , nice acting but the storyline just wasnt as good as id hope to be honest! for a psychological thriller its not very manipulative or physcho really i mean first he doesnt like the guy and wants revenge so he pushes him into murder but then in the end he helps him out so i just thought it was a tad weird and confusing for a simple story to follow!! Its a bit slow and not that much action to be honest, apart from the near end with a shootout as such and is fairly amusing with Mahlkovich being brilliant!

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Film Crazy

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Good Cast...Great Locations...A Surprisingly Mediocre Film. I think if you go into this with no knowledge of any of the other "Ripley" films, you will probably enjoy this a lot more then I did. Having greatly enjoyed "The Talented Mister Ripley", this was a little disapointing. To spite it's notable cast it seemed a little low budget and slightly dated, even though it is only a few years old. Not entirely without merit, just forget everything you you THINK you know about "Mr. Ripley" and enjoy the ride. Did make me more interested in reading some of Patricia Highsmiths other "Tom Ripley" books.

Robert C
Robert C

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Tom Ripley, formerly played by Matt Damon returns for another thriller, in this in the shape of John Malkovich. The look, feel and direction of the movie sometimes feels really old-fashioned, almost like a French film noir from the 70s. Accordingly the pace is rather slow, but the violence well timed and realistic. That's not awfully exciting but pretty entertaining and carried by an excellent Malkovich, giving cold-hearted, witty and arrogant comments in the cruelest situations, making the character his own. It is him who moves this film above average, but the rest of the cast is just as convincing. Not bad at all.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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