No-one can be trusted in Polanski’s grey-soaked masterclass in political paranoia. The terrific final twisty turn always leaves me yearning for the old conspiracy-style movies that we see far too little of these days.
What a playful, fun soundtrack for such a dreary, rainy movie.
It's fun to imagine Jim Belushi flying to Germany to film his 120 second scene for this movie.
It wasn't that predictable for my silly brain, thrilling and the ending,
wasn't expecting the ending would end like that.
I like returning to this movie once in a while. I really like the suspense of it. Great soundtrack! Ewan McGregor is perfect. For me personally it's a favorite.
Thrilling, but it lacks something... maybe because I find it pretty predictable. But the ending is quite good.
O que vale aqui é a maneira como Polanski conduz o protagonista para as descobertas, mais do que as informações que elas contém, visto que as mesmas apenas confirmam suspeitas que levantamos logo no início. Ao invés de investir num clima de paranoia (o que seria natural para um longa com pano de fundo político) ele prefere flertar com o noir (a fotografia só permite que o universo fuja dos tons de cinza na televisão) o que cria uma desesperança opressiva. Mas o escritor do título é tão ingênuo que penso que não duraria nem a primeira hora de filme se estivesse num noir clássico.
Intelligent, well paced and acted. A thriller for adults.
Spannend und fesselnd
Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer isn't regarded as one of his more accomplished works which is a huge surprise, because it's rather good. Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, and my own favourite The Pianist are the cream of Polanski's canon, and although The Ghost Writer may not be quite in that league, it does deserve to be seen by a larger audience.
There's no denying that the character portrayed by Pierce Brosnan in this film is based on Tony Blair and his…
Alright lets weigh the good and the bad.
-Ewan was really good in this role.
-There are some pretty alright moments.
So the bad.
-It's pretty slow.
-It's really easy to get confused.
-The slow burn doesn't pay off.
A great performance by Ewan as always, but other than that its not that interesting of a film.
nice movie, even though it moved very slow, i was getting more curious to figure out who is behind.
A fairly decent thriller. Ewan does a nice job here.
The blond slut from sex and the city is in this as well. Her accent comes and goes a little too much for my liking but she was fine otherwise.
I would have liked to have seen a little more Pierce, and the ending felt unfinished.