The Talented Mr. Ripley Reviews

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February 21, 2019
The sumptuous production, eclectic score, grand performances and engrossing moments of suspense make Ripley one the year's finer offerings.
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 7, 2011
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.
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.
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.
June 18, 2002
If anybody can create sympathy for the devil, the angelic Matt Damon can.
June 18, 2002
January 1, 2000
The kind of sophisticated, old-fashioned thriller Hollywood doesn't get around to much anymore.
January 1, 2000
Performances are aces top to bottom.
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
Brilliantly unsettling.
January 1, 2000
It's an Italian feast, spiked with just enough arsenic to make the flavors interesting and dangerous.
January 1, 2000
In terms of psychological profundity, it isn't one millimeter deep.
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
Minghella isn't going back to the modest style and the organic emotion of Truly, Madly, Deeply, his first and still his best film.
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