Ripley's Game (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ripley's Game (2003)




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Movie Info

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.more
Rating: R (for strong violence and language, some sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Charles McKeown, Liliana Cavani, Frank Deasy, Patricia Highsmith
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 30, 2004
New Line Cinema - Official Site


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

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (6)

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

March 11, 2004
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | February 26, 2004
New York Observer
Top Critic

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

February 11, 2004
New Yorker
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 4, 2002
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

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

Full Review… | December 30, 2006
Empire Magazine

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

Super Reviewer

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!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

Ripley's Game Quotes

Tom Ripley: "Turn over and I'll tell you."
– Submitted by Leo D (24 months ago)
Jonathan Trevanny: Oh, hi. You're here, then. Excellent. We were hoping you'd come.
Tom Ripley: Why?
Jonathan Trevanny: Well, to... to add spice to the evening.
Tom Ripley: Meaning?
Jonathan Trevanny: You're a bit of a local personality
Tom Ripley: Meaning?
Jonathan Trevanny: People have heard about you.
Jonathan Trevanny: Meaning?
Jonathan Trevanny: Nothing. Just... nothing.
– Submitted by Bilal H (3 years ago)
Tom Ripley: It never used to be so crowded in first class.
– Submitted by Solomon G (4 years ago)

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