• CinemaClown

    ★★★ Watched by CinemaClown 21 Jan, 2015 12

    Carrying a very mysterious vibe from its opening moments, full of twists n turns throughout its runtime & benefiting greatly from Alexandre Desplat's sensational score, Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer is a finely crafted & nicely performed political drama that's narrated in a highly controlled manner yet turns out to be slightly underwhelming in the end.

    Based on Robert Harris' novel, the story of The Ghost Writer concerns a nameless ghostwriter who's hired to complete the memoirs of a former Prime Minister…

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  • Jason MD-P

    ★★★★ Added by Jason MD-P

    Ewan plays the wide-eyed naive ghost writer very well, Brosnan is also wonderful, as is Williams. Quaintly Hitchcokian, but everyone says that.

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  • Rocco

    ★★★★ Watched by Rocco 19 Jan, 2015

    As boring as it is subtle (get it?), Polanski's political mystery is clever and engaging throughout. McGregor is given the burden of delivering some truly bad lines, but makes up for it with a good performance. However, it is Olivia Williams who steals the show here, as the neglected wife of Brosnan's Tony Blair-esque character (for legal purposes, I am required to mention that Brosnan's character may or may not have been influenced by the former PM).

    Well worth a watch.

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  • Fsjallink

    ★★★★ Watched by Fsjallink 18 Jan, 2015

    Visuals/Presentation: 8/10
    Story/Screenplay: 7/10
    Acting: 8/10
    Audio/Music: 8/10
    Direction: 8/10
    Pacing/Editing: 8/10

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  • maxbrand

    ★★★★½ Watched by maxbrand 08 Jan, 2015

    Rosemary's baby of 21st century

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  • Reece Roberts

    ★★★★½ Watched by Reece Roberts 05 Jan, 2015

    Hmm. Very interesting.
    Nicely written to. Keeps you hooked into the narrative.
    Even if it is a little slow.
    Nice performances to.

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  • Daniel Mumby

    ★★★★½ Added by Daniel Mumby

    Empire magazine began their review of The Ghost Writer with the phrase: "Roman Polanski also makes films". The furore surrounding Polanski's recent detention has become so bound up with his latest film, that there has to be a conscious effort to separate the filmmaker from the films he makes. To some extent this is impossible, since filmmaking is a highly personal medium. But for all his controversies (none of which I care to defend), Polanski's films have never attempted to…

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  • Tristiac

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Tristiac 21 Dec, 2014

    The best part of this film is Alexandre Desplat's score, which drives the suspense and evokes Bernard Herrman's legendary work with Hitchcock.

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  • Aaron White

    ★★★ Watched by Aaron White 17 Jan, 2011

    Good old, Roman Polanski. Known for his international film work and dark psychological tales, as well as some rather troubling personal issues, here he offers us a “Hitchcock-like” political thriller. The film follows a man hired to finish the auto-biography of a former Prime Minister after his predecessor mysteriously died. As he delves deeper into the past of the Prime Minister (Pierce Brosnan in a totally underwhelming performance), he questions more and more regarding the current political drama surrounding his…

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  • joelhwa

    ★★½ Watched by joelhwa 20 Jul, 2010

    5/10: Roman Polanski's latest thriller is just so-so, there are many similar movies which I felt is better.The running time at 2 hours is rather too long for my liking. It makes the movie feel draggy. Just don't watch this when you are sleepy.

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  • siss400

    ★★★★★ Watched by siss400 08 Dec, 2014 3

    Άψογο! Αν έπρεπε να χρησιμοποιήσω μια λέξη θα ήταν ακριβώς αυτή. Είναι το φιλμ που λέει ακριβώς όσα πρέπει ακριβώς όσο γρήγορα πρεπει να τα πει, περνάει ένα δίωρο και δεν έχεις σηκωθει να πας πουθενά γιατί θέλεις να δεις που το πάει και κυρίως πως το πάει.

    Στα τέλεια συν του μια σκηνή δολοφονίας που μόνο με τη σκηνή στο ψυχώ συγκρίνεται, που δε βλέπεις ούτε το θύμα ούτε το δολοφόνο, ούτε καν πανικό δηλαδή.

    Στα μείον ότι αν…

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  • msmere

    Added by msmere

    Pretty good.

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