• EvanstonDad

    ★★★★ Added by EvanstonDad

    A satisfying little thriller from Roman Polanski with one of the best closing shots I've seen in a movie in a long time.

    Ewan McGregor plays the title character, who's assigned the task of cleaning up the autobiography of a former and much maligned British prime minister (played by Pierce Brosnan) when the original ghost writer turns up dead. As McGregor works on the book, he begins to uncover information about the minister that leads him to suspect the first…

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  • hellholeratrace

    ★★★ Watched by hellholeratrace 07 Apr, 2016

    two words: ewan mcgregor
    one feeling: polanski

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  • CartoonSA

    ★★ Watched by CartoonSA 11 Apr, 2016

    Good, except for all the god awful bits. McGregor was very good.

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  • silence18

    ★★★ Rewatched by silence18 03 Apr, 2016

    Nice movie but the end i didnt like

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  • ArizonaJim

    ★★★½ Added by ArizonaJim

    This starts so well. A car is abandoned on a ferry; Ewan McGregor is hired to be the ghost writer to work on the autobiography of a former British Prime Minister, to continue the work of the previous writer who has committed suicide (the abandoned car); he is mugged on the way home; in the media there are continual reports about Lang, the former Prime Minister, being indicted for war crimes; McGregor arrives at Lang’s island home, going through systems…

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  • Kishan Kumar

    ★★★★ Watched by Kishan Kumar 25 Mar, 2016

    The Ghost Writer is a well made, well acted, well shot, well directed, and is an incredibly suspenseful and engaging film that focuses on telling its story via pure craftsmanship rather than relying on shock and action to do so.

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  • GKnight

    ★★ Added by GKnight

    I was expecting a lot more from Roman Polanski than this incoherent political thriller.

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  • Nick Kline

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Nick Kline 18 Mar, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    the answer my friend / is blowin in the wind

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  • khodjafilm

    ★★★★ Added by khodjafilm

    Roman Polanski and the thriller genre are married now for over 40 years now, and with each film release of his, the two renew their vows and remain as strong as ever. With Chinatown, Rosemary’s Baby, Death and the Maiden and The Ninth Gate already under his belt, Polanski has somewhat mastered his own personal form of thriller. What was so good about his films were that they embodied reality, and that made them as thrillers, let’s say, far more…

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  • nikos papathanasiou

    Rewatched by nikos papathanasiou 23 Feb, 2016

    Watching this terrific thriler directed by Roman Polanski, you are submerged to the incresing paranoia of the protagonist, as the film progresses you start to get the feeling that there is no light at the end of the tunel and there are no answers to be found. Still you want to find out the truth, if there is such a thing, near the end a character tells the protagonist - don't worry, you work for the good guys now -…

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  • jackkyser

    ★★★★★ Added by jackkyser

    The Ghost Writer was one of 2010's great surprises - a thrilling, shocking mystery that represents Roman Polanski's finest work in years. This film opened on the same weekend in New York City as Shutter Island, and it was amazing to sit back and watch as two legendary filmmakers, Scorsese and Polanski, showed their younger peers how to direct deliberately-paced and shocking thrillers. As grim as Chinatown (1974) and every bit as entertaining, The Ghost Writer is the sort of movie that would have made Alfred Hitchcock very proud. Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams and Tom Wilkinson give fantastic performances.

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  • filipedegani

    ★★★½ Watched by filipedegani 01 Jan, 2016

    Um drama político no qual Ewan McGregor é contratado para ser o "fantasma escritor" de um político (Pierce Brosnan), que pretende lançar um livro com suas memórias. A coisa fica mais complexa quando ele descobre que está substituindo um escritor que "se suicidara" e o tal político é envolvido num escândalo. Uma premissa bem bolada e com uma boa dose de ação no desenvolvimento em 2/3 do filme. Porém, o roteiro não sustenta a tensão até o final, entregando um desfecho bem - com o perdão da palavra - "xumbrega".

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