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The Talented Mr. Ripley Reviews

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Ben De Haan
October 30, 2002
An undeniable masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
It's a good ride. If you like a cat-and-mouse game, you'll like this.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The film is a little longer than it needs to be, but on balance, this is one of the sleekest, most involving mysteries to hit the big screen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
This is truly a rich, intelligent, masterfully tuned picture. If you love cinema, you'll adore The Talented Mr. Ripley.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
[Minghella] certainly deserves kudos for including those stunning location shots as well as such incredibly haunting background music. And, of course, for casting the talented Mr. Damon.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
If anybody can create sympathy for the devil, the angelic Matt Damon can.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Although it goes on one stilled heartbeat too long, Anthony Minghella's masterpiece, an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's creepy favorite The Talented Mr. Ripley, is indeed fashioned the old, classical way.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 5, 2002
Writer and director Anthony Minghella has adapted Patricia Highsmith's murder-mystery for the screen. It is a rigorous moral study of envy.
Glenn Kenny
Premiere Magazine
September 10, 2001
Minghella's -- and Damon's -- triumph here is in making Ripleys of us all.
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 2, 2001
A sub-Hitchcockian runaround.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
March 21, 2001
Just the thing to clear your Capra-glutted holiday movie palate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
A film Hitchcock would have been proud to make, which is as strong a compliment as one can give to Mingella's efforts in this uniformly first-rate, darkly chilling thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Anthony Minghella, as in his last movie The English Patient, keeps the story going a good 15 or 20 minutes past its natural conclusion, but at least this time the story is more interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The Talented Mr. Ripley offers diabolically smart surprises wherever you care to look.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Matt Damon is simply not convincing in this role. Not only is his performance flat, but he is unable to generate any sense of menace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
The movie is an intelligent a thriller as you'll see this year.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Amoral and beautifully shot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
The Talented Mr. Ripley may be Hitchcock on holiday, but that's a perfectly enjoyable vacation.
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Ernest Hardy
January 1, 2000
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a purposeful visual feast.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
It's an eerily affecting film that reminds us that everyone has wanted to be someone else at some point in their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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