• 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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  • 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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  • KT Wabbit

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by KT Wabbit 06 Oct, 2015

    Loved the book, love the film, love, love, love it.

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  • der Dude Brodel

    ★★★★★ Added by der Dude Brodel

    Ziehmlich genial inszenierter Film, wie fast jeder Film von Roman Polanski. Auf jedenfall zu empfehlen

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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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  • Noronen

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Noronen 06 Jun, 2015

    Right on Chinatown's tail and moving in closer with each subsequent viewing. It's that good.

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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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  • luis reséndiz

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by luis reséndiz 11 May, 2014 4

    digámoslo sin exagerar: the ghost writer es una película perfecta. ¿no? a ver, revisemos: está su fotografía, con esos hermosos cielos despeñados en el expresionismo, en acentuar lo ominoso; están sus diálogos, punzantes, precisos, nunca despreciando la inteligencia de su espectador; está su guion, escrito con una concentración en el suspenso tal que resulta difícil encontrar otros a su altura (no es el único apartado en el que es clara descendiente del mejor hitchcock); está su música y su mezcla…

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  • Jabba Jabba

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jabba Jabba 03 Apr, 2014

    A smart but simple political thriller about a writer hired to finish the memoirs of Britain's former PM, only to find that the previous writer may have been murdered when he found out too much about his subject.
    Beautifully shot, well-acted, and ends with a finale that is one of the better movie endings I've ever seen. Roman Polanski had to recreate Cape Cod in Europe, and does an amazing job.

    That ending stays with you and makes you want to watch the movie over again. So good.

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  • Eric

    ★★★★★ Watched by Eric 18 May, 2010

    A slick thriller from Roman Polanski with stand out performances from Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnon. With definite shades of classic film noir, Polanski keeps us in the dark most of the film, creating a wicked "behind closed doors" tone. Brosnon plays a former prime minister whose ghost writer turns up dead. McGregor steps in to replace him and begins uncovering more dirt than he can handle.

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  • JoseIgnacioWert

    ★★★★★ Added by JoseIgnacioWert

    Polanski consiguió volver a la actualidad estrictamente cinematográfica gracias a este espléndido thriller en la mejor tradición de Hichcock.

    Con un ritmo medido y una dirección muy elegante, el polaco envuelve al espectador en su interesante historia, basada en una novela de Robert Harris, aquí coautor del guión. Tras una atractiva presentación de situación y personajes, la película parece experimentar un bajón cuando McGregor sale a investigar por su cuenta, pero a partir de la secuencia de la persecución en…

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  • Lukas Funk

    ★★★★★ Added by Lukas Funk

    This has been my favourite thriller ever since seeing it for the first time. Ewan McGregor's character is very interesting and he's convincing in every scene. I can't quite put my finger on it but music and camera work, along with the development of the characters make this a very special film for me. This is perfect.

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