The Talented Mr. Ripley Reviews

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March 26, 2019
Lush, star-studded movies like The Talented Mr. Ripley teach us to yearn: for Europe, for charisma, for nice furniture and idler times. The Talented Mr. Ripley also teaches us how poisonous that longing can be.
February 21, 2019
The sumptuous production, eclectic score, grand performances and engrossing moments of suspense make Ripley one the year's finer offerings.
November 15, 2018
A fascinating (and often baffling) thriller about assumed identity and naked greed, based on the classic book by Patricia Highsmith.
February 16, 2018
Minghella puts us inside Ripley's head, inviting us to share his envy and giddy excitement even as we recognize his warped need to be someone he's not.
September 21, 2013
A "10 Best" achievement, thanks to writer-director Anthony Minghella's acute interpretation of Patricia Highsmith's novel, a shooting style that wallows in decadence and danger, and a choice cast completely in sync with the stringent demands of the story.
September 7, 2011
January 1, 2011
Full of murder and deceit; too violent for kids.
February 4, 2010
March 18, 2008
Familiarity is the watchword of this overblown opus, which neglects holes in the plot to play up its postmodern theme of identity as pastiche -- a clear case of the pot calling the kettle black.
March 18, 2008
The blend of Minghella's gloss and Damon's steel results in a psychological thriller of huge style and depth. A very good movie.
January 15, 2008
This is certainly no fast-paced nail-biting thriller, but much rather a slow-paced intriguing drama very reminiscent of Hitchcock films.
September 23, 2007
Ripley morphs into a well-meaning kid who yearns to be somebody. He's deprived, not depraved.
July 14, 2007
The Talented Mr. Ripley is lovely wrapping without much to say.
April 27, 2007
On balance, The Talented Mr. Ripley is worth seeing more for its undeniably delightful journey than its final destination.
June 24, 2006
Not only is it an elegantly polished affair, with top notch performances all round, and magnificent camerawork and editing, it's also acutely aware of how class, money and sex shape desire and resentment.
May 26, 2006
The Master of Suspense would never have turned in a movie this sloppy.
December 6, 2005
When Law leaves in the middle, the whole film just sags.
April 9, 2005
Minghella, once again, shows his eclectic talents.
August 7, 2004
It's a gorgeously unsettling film. You can hide in the shadows, but luminescence exposes who you are, and the only escape is into another identity.
May 14, 2004
In a career-making performance, the saxophone-blowing, tantrum-throwing Law plays Dickie with such vigor and energy that when he exits, the light dims slightly from the film...
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