• Nazeer Vawda

    ★★★★ Watched by Nazeer Vawda 25 Mar, 2015

    I've known about this film since it came out. I was so excited. The Trailer made it look like a Da Vinci Code kinda thriller and I love that. SO for five years I was look for this film (whenever I remembered it exists) and today I found it. And it was glorious. It isn't a Da Vinci Code style thriller. It's a very slow movie, that keeps pulling twists and turns.This isn't a whodunit thriller though, it's much more…


  • Paukzen

    ★★★ Rewatched by Paukzen 25 Dec, 2010

    DVD, Casa Pollio


  • Josephus

    ★★★ Watched by Josephus 22 Mar, 2015

    If I ever could own this fantastic beachhouse. Best of all, the beachhouse was a set in Usedom (interior & exterior) and Sylt (landscape) although it's supposed to be on Martha's Vineyard as Polanski can't enter the US. The NY publishing house actually is in Berlin.

    Until the very end, an enjoyable plot that only suffers from a weak ending and lost the movie half a star.


  • Aaron King

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Aaron King 14 Mar, 2015 8

    I saw this film five years ago and loved it but hasn't seen it since then and wanted to see if it held up and man did it ever. The film reminds me of the great paranoid thrillers from the 70s and the ending is brutal.


  • cspooner

    ★★½ Watched by cspooner 10 Mar, 2015

    Within ten minutes it became clear I was watching a novel adaptation. Unfortunately it was also clear the novel was probably 1000x better. It had a few good lines, from the book no doubt, but other than that the scenes seemed to blend into each other with no real suspense or emotional fluctuation of any sort. I feel like I could've watched the first and last 15 minutes and still enjoy it equally.

    Also, Obi-Wan Kenobi so +1/2 star. But also douchey James Bond so -1/2 star. Ah, so close.


  • Bryan Colley

    ★★★★ Added by Bryan Colley

    An intelligent and well-made political thriller with great photography, smart characters and terrific acting. What's not to like? The script does a great job of telling a complicated story in a very simple way and keeps you interested in the main character, who in comparison to everyone else is pretty boring (thankfully Ewan McGregor has a knack for playing boring people - just like William Hurt). My only complaint is in the end the film leans on the politics rather…


  • Jakub Flasz

    ★★★½ Watched by Jakub Flasz 23 Feb, 2015

    Films like that only serve to remind me of a vast ocean of cinema that I have not yet watched, or I am in a dire need of re-watching due to memory loss problems. As such, "The ghost writer" is Roman Polanski's subdued attempt at going back to his roots. It is a paranoid thriller of a hitchcockian variety where a man (McGregor) finds himself in a situation where he can't trust anyone and his life may be at stake…


  • Tim Schäfer

    Watched by Tim Schäfer 08 Feb, 2015

    Pierce Brosnan totally fits into that role.


  • Mike Mariano

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Mike Mariano 18 Feb, 2015

    I remember the ending being sour even by Polanski's impish standards, but that didn't affect any of the fun I had rewatching this.

    Hey, remember when torturers had to worry about facing war crimes tribunals? Good times.


  • Alex Tărău

    ★★★½ Watched by Alex Tărău 17 Feb, 2015

    No doubt Roman Polansky knows how to build a gripping movie, with craft and wit, in this case a political thriller, where references to Blair and Bush are no so much explicit, but subtle enough to be perceived somehow. Reviews underlined a style resembling Hitchcock: indeed, the story proceeds, creating suspense, thrill, without appealing to excessive action or shock, although never reaching Hitchcock's subtlety of insight and mystery, both in characters and situations. Mostly, the plot proves some loose ends…


  • Gert Verbeek

    ★★★½ Watched by Gert Verbeek 22 May, 2010

    The Ghost Writer is een lekkere thriller vol verwijzingen naar persoonlijke besognes (Polanski’s huidige isolatie onder wakend oog van de media), wereldpolitiek (Tony Blair en de invasie in Irak) en filmklassiekers (zowel good ol’ Hitchcock als Polanski’s eigen back catalogue). Geïnspireerde casting en solide script zorgen voor afgeronde personages.


  • Panta Oz

    ★★★★ Added by Panta Oz

    A political thriller with a bite! I'll agree that he can do much better, but I'll have to say Polanski knows his job! Intelligent, clean, well executed, enjoyable! I am not great fan of Ewan McGregor but I have to say that he was a logical choice for this role and he did his best. Pierce Brosnan proves that he is a serious actor not just James Bond male bimbo! My favourite was Kim Cattrall and Olivia Williams with her role could make everyone proud. A movie which is perfect for long winter nights! Don't miss it!