• nrbeaton

    ★★★ Watched by nrbeaton 15 Aug, 2010

    Not terrible but it didn't quite come together for me. The plot was interesting but I found the performances difficult to believe, Cattrall in particular. And the avoidance of the main character's name was glaring and stupid.

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  • Leandro Luz

    ★★★★★ Added by Leandro Luz

    Não há motivos para desmerecer O ESCRITOR FANTASMA. Polanski mais uma vez acerta em cheio, gerando um filme de mistério com uma atmosfera muita tensa e cheia de suspense. Seus personagens são sempre muito bem apresentados e trabalhados, nos possibilitando entrar de cabeça nos seus problemas e aflições. Como não se colocar na pele do "Fantasma", interpretado pelo sempre competente Ewan McGregor? Detalhes como a pista que Ruth (Olivia Williams) dá ao dizer que o primeiro ministro sempre segue os…

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  • alxtriary

    ★★★ Watched by alxtriary 01 Dec, 2014

    Average film with average performances, no need to rewatch.

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  • J

    Watched by J 18 Aug, 2015

    this movie has a character named rhinehart, and a character named rycart, and that's horrible.

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  • AndrewGilbert

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by AndrewGilbert 15 Aug, 2015

    Less a Polanski film and more of a modern Hitchcock, but in that regard it's possibly the greatest non-Hitchcock Hitchcock ever made. Oops, I forgot about De Palma...

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  • Not Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

    Added by Not Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

    After admitting right away that he knows "nothing about politics," a professional hack (Ewan McGregor) accepts an assignment to ghostwrite the memoirs of a former British prime minister (Pierce Brosnan) hiding out from the media in America. McGregor arrives by ferry on Martha's Vineyard, which resembles a cross between Shutter Island and Plum from SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD. His predecessor washed up on the shore, an apparent suicide. Like the great characters of classical American cinema, McGregor is a man…

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  • matthewmarkham

    ★★★ Added by matthewmarkham

    Interesting. Doesn't amount to much.

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  • Boonmee

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Boonmee 07 Aug, 2015 7

    This is the first time I've seen this in almost 5 years now, and damn, does it hold up well!

    Roman Polanski and co-writer, Robert Harris craft a brilliant political thriller that plays like something HItchcock would direct if he were alive and well today.

    The Ghost Writer starts with an empty car being towed away from a docking ferry. A haunting image indeed and one that is inevitably followed up with that of a body washing ashore. The dead…

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  • Thiago Minhoca

    ★★★½ Watched by Thiago Minhoca 14 Jun, 2015

    Preciso ver mais filmes do Polanski pra saber sua qualidade como grande cineasta (Só tinha visto Deus da Carnificina). O argumento do filme não me pegou, mas é um filme muito bem produzido. A direção de Polanski nas cenas tensas prendem bem atenção. A escolha do elenco foi muito bem acertada para os personagens do enredo.

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  • Brett the Wiese

    ★★★ Watched by Brett the Wiese 23 Jul, 2015

    From a guy who appreciates a good thriller as much as the next guy...dat ending was far-fetched, even for me.

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  • TheCinemaMan101

    ★★★★ Watched by TheCinemaMan101 22 Jul, 2015 1

    The Ghost Writer is a very well done thriller with a smart script, full of intense moments and a strong performance by Ewan McGregor. Also, this is one of Pierce Brosnan's best in his career as well.

    Grade: B+

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  • InSession Film

    ★★★★ Watched by InSession Film 21 Jul, 2015

    I do love me some Roman Polanski. A first time watch for me and I quite enjoyed this film. The film is smartly directed and handled by someone who's confident in his work. The film is calm and well paced as it builds suspense instead throwing us into action and chaos.

    The acting is wonderful too, Ewan McGregor is always fun to watch. Each character seemed to have some sort of motive, but you weren't sure which turn it was…

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