The Ghost Writer


Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Romance / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 70%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 142639


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Pierce Brosnan as Adam Lang
Ewan McGregor as The Ghost
Jon Bernthal as Rick Ricardelli
Kim Cattrall as Amelia Bly
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850.56 MB
23.976 fps
2hr 8 min
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2hr 8 min
P/S 6 / 64

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Mohamed Abdalla 7 / 10

Keep your enemy close, and your friends closer.

This is a great drama/mystery movie with a thrill added in a low quantity, all of that is combined with a well written script which deliver you a full integrated meal.

The movie starts with a scene of a car on a fury that lost its driver,then we know that the body of the driver was found on the beach after he committed suicide.This driver is the former ghost of a former British prime minister.

Then we come to our ghost,the guy whose real name wasn't mentioned throughout the movie, he got a proposal to complete the memories of the former PM.Then everything get sophisticated when the ghost investigate about the memories of his client.

I have a problem with that much of names with letter R, for example:Rick Ricardelli ,Roy ,Sidney kRoll ,baRRy,Ruth lang ,Richard Rycart. I mean seriously, is it the letter R party ?!

The movie has a really nice rhythm except for few moments that you may get bored watching them, the suspense is not constant as it's not primarily a thriller movie, however it has a surprising finale.

Finally it's a good dramatic movie that keeps you wondering throughout it and the good thing that you will not be left with no answers.

Reviewed by markmuhl 8 / 10

Dangerous Memoirs

Writing memoirs is not always a popular activity for all the people that have the potential of being mentioned therein, especially when they have something to hide. If it is a high-end politician like a British Ex-premier, who is writing the memoirs, then even state secrets may be at risk and for a potential ghostwriter involved the whole matter may become a dangerous thing when trying to bind together the loose end of the notes.

How dangerous we get to know as the movie slowly evolves into a political thriller about war crimes. Soon it becomes obvious that the first ghostwriter did not die accidentally and that his successor better should not have accepted the financially highly attractive offer to finish off the work of his predecessor. The new ghost, played by Ewan McGregor, however is not easy to alarm but in some ways, he is acting a bit naive, too naive as it turns out in the very end. Has he in the end be blinded by the fact that the real enemy is the person he has slept with?

This naivety may be one of the weak points of the movie but I see it as a means to make the story work. If you compare this to the invulnerability of many other film protagonists I rather go with this attitude. According to me, the lack of such rather unrealistic action scenes is a strength of the movie and the suspense, which the film definitely has, comes more from a Hitchcock-like atmosphere of distrustful and mysterious behaviour. This atmosphere is well supported by the almost clinical interior of the beach house, where the new Ghost is being sent to and the grey skies that prevail in the movie. Moreover, director and Grandmaster Polanski does not forget to underlay the suspense at certain points with a subtle sense of humour.

Overall a clear recommendation for all those that can still appreciate a movie only for its good story telling.

Reviewed by Howlin Wolf 6 / 10

Mostly polished work...

Decent political potboiler.

Whose decision was it to let McGregor use that Cockney accent? It's not that it's a bad attempt, per se - but it never seems a comfortable fit. It always sounds like something he's trying on for size, rather than an innate characteristic. There's absolutely no reason he couldn't use his natural brogue, save for a couple of references in the script to him being English, which would seem easy enough to delete.

It's not too distracting; you get used to it, and it doesn't spoil the filmÂ… but it still feels like an unnecessary stylistic choice.

Similarly, we get an unusual cameo from Jim Belushi, who looks like he's been told to audition for Lex Luthor, instead of a generic publisher!

Aside from these incongruous elements, this is solidly constructed, and proceeds exactly as you might expect, if you're a fan of polished exhibits from the thriller genre.

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