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
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.
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.
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...
June 19, 2003
We all knew Damon was a fine actor after Good Will Hunting, but The Talented Mr. Ripley takes him much further much faster than anyone could have expected.
May 20, 2003
In a starry line-up it's Jude Law who commands most presence, playing the charmer so well that his absence in the latter half leaves a gaping void.
April 25, 2003
Even before its release, The Talented Mr. Ripley has attracted some mighty serious analytic attention.
February 8, 2003
The Talented Mr. Ripley is creepy and suspenseful, and well-acted, but too long.
January 29, 2003
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