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The Talented Mr. Ripley Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 4, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
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.
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.
April 25, 2003
Even before its release, The Talented Mr. Ripley has attracted some mighty serious analytic attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2002
If anybody can create sympathy for the devil, the angelic Matt Damon can.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 18, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
The movie is an intelligent a thriller as you'll see this year.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The Talented Mr. Ripley offers diabolically smart surprises wherever you care to look.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Brilliantly unsettling.
January 1, 2000
It's a sign of how watered-down the movie is that only the supporting actors have any bite.
January 1, 2000
The kind of sophisticated, old-fashioned thriller Hollywood doesn't get around to much anymore.
January 1, 2000
And there are good reasons to see the new film, both for the scenery and the generally fine acting.
January 1, 2000
Lacking in emotional impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Perhaps at 90 or so minutes, it would have been the Hitchcockian thriller that it isn't at the beginning but turns into. At two hours and 20 minutes, there's too much of the film that feels like reiteration.
January 1, 2000
The Talented Mr. Ripley may be Hitchcock on holiday, but that's a perfectly enjoyable vacation.
January 1, 2000
The Talented Mr. Ripley inhabits a world of shiny, sparkly surfaces. Looking beneath those surfaces provides provocative fun and probing drama.
January 1, 2000
In terms of psychological profundity, it isn't one millimeter deep.
January 1, 2000
Minghella isn't going back to the modest style and the organic emotion of Truly, Madly, Deeply, his first and still his best film.
January 1, 2000
Seductive and stylish.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The Talented Mr. Ripley loses a bit of its steam toward the end, but Minghella has still delivered an extremely provocative and well-made film.
January 1, 2000
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a purposeful visual feast.
January 1, 2000
Again, Minghella proves himself the most stylish and literate of film makers.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Performances are aces top to bottom.
January 1, 2000
The movie gives us enticing sights and sounds, brilliant scenes, gifted actors and artists and at least part of one of the all-time great nerve-jangling thriller plots.
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
January 1, 2000
A cast with unusual depth.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
A beautifully executed Hollywood all-you-can-eat salad bar of glamour, plot twists, breathtaking Mediterranean vistas, and jazz.
January 1, 2000
He [Anthony Minghella] is aided by the intensely bright cinematography of John Seale, a score by Gabriel Yared that mixes hot jazz with classical, and the bold and lively retro-chic costumes of Ann Roth and Gary Jones.
January 1, 2000
It's an Italian feast, spiked with just enough arsenic to make the flavors interesting and dangerous.