• 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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  • JG Still

    ★★★★ Rewatched by JG Still 23 Jan, 2016

    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.

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  • Hamburger Splash

    Watched by Hamburger Splash 05 Feb, 2016

    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.

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  • Apollo

    ★★★ Watched by Apollo 31 Jan, 2016

    It wasn't that predictable for my silly brain, thrilling and the ending,

    wasn't expecting the ending would end like that.

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  • Jonas Olsson

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jonas Olsson 31 Jan, 2016

    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.

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  • Kayo Jolongbayan

    ★★★ Added by Kayo Jolongbayan

    Thrilling, but it lacks something... maybe because I find it pretty predictable. But the ending is quite good.

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  • Luís Henrique Ribeiro de Morais

    ★★★ Watched by Luís Henrique Ribeiro de Morais 24 Jan, 2016

    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.

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  • Owen Greenwell

    ★★★★ Watched by Owen Greenwell 28 Aug, 2010

    Intelligent, well paced and acted. A thriller for adults.

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  • soccerjulchen

    ★★★★ Added by soccerjulchen

    Spannend und fesselnd

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  • Andy Summers

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Andy Summers 11 Jan, 2016

    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…

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  • kyliegallacher

    ★★½ Watched by kyliegallacher 06 Jan, 2016

    Alright lets weigh the good and the bad.
    Good.
    -Ewan was really good in this role.
    -There are some pretty alright moments.
    -uhhhh

    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.

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  • yunwen

    ★★★★ Watched by yunwen 04 Jan, 2016

    nice movie, even though it moved very slow, i was getting more curious to figure out who is behind.

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