The Talented Mr. Ripley

1999

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

112
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 80%
IMDb Rating 7.4 10 153765

Synopsis


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Cast

Cate Blanchett as Meredith Logue
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie Miles
Matt Damon as Tom Ripley
Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf
720p.BLU
797.54 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
2hr 19 min
P/S 7 / 93

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by HotToastyRag 9 / 10

Tour-de-force performance by Matt Damon

Jude Law was nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Talented Mr. Ripley; Matt Damon was not. To this day, I think there was a mistake while submitting the "for your consideration" names to the Academy. Jude Law wasn't really given anything to do in the film, besides look incredibly handsome and emit an aura of appeal. Matt Damon, the title character, gave a tour-de-force performance deserving of a win-the only way to explain his lack of a nomination is if there was a mistake.

Matt Damon plays a very troubled young man who longs for attention, acceptance, and love. He doesn't feel those things when he's himself; the only way he feels complete and alive is when he pretends to be someone else. For example, he borrows a fancy dinner jacket and attends a party, someone mistakes him for a well-to-do Princeton graduate, and he transforms into the man he's thought to be. He enjoys his disguise and likes it infinitely better than his own skin. The subtleties Matt Damon brings to his performance are breathtaking. A lesser actor would have played the part differently, and the film-despite Anthony Minghella's beautiful directing and Gabriel Yared's intense music-would have felt a little cheap. Matt Damon truly becomes Mr. Ripley, just as convincingly as Mr. Ripley becomes other people. You can see every reason behind his behavior clearly on his face, and every hurt, shame, doubt, and fear is communicated delicately between him and the camera. It's an incredible performance.

A host of familiar faces join the supporting cast, including Cate Blanchett, James Rebhorn, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Baker Hall, Jack Davenport, Celia Weston, and Gwyneth Paltrow, as Jude Law's girlfriend. I've always felt Gwyneth to be exceptionally talented at blending into her roles. She's just as convincing in Emma as she is in Shallow Hal, and in this film, she seems completely at home in her 1950s surroundings.

Depending on how dark you like your movies, you might hate The Talented Mr. Ripley or you might add it to your collection to watch on dark, spooky evenings. I've seen it twice, because I love films with fantastic acting in them. Just be aware it isn't for the faint of heart, and there are some pretty upsetting scenes in it.

Kiddy warning: Obviously, you have control over your own children. However, due to violence, I wouldn't let my kids watch it.

Reviewed by peter_lantz 4 / 10

Top Notch Acting, Subpar Story...

I'm apparently going against the grain of most of the reviews on IMDb, but I'm OK with that, I think it's good to have diverse opinions.

I had watched this movie in great anticipation as all I've heard is that this is one of the best movies. I'll start with the things I liked.

What I liked:

All the acting is done very very well, there are for sure some great acting by some AAA actors. Matt Damon and Jude Law and other actors own their roles and are very believable. The setting was amazing as well, and very immersive.

What I disliked:

I didn't like the plot at all. I think the writers for the movie were confused on where they wanted to take the film. I saw the Matt Damon character eventually taking over the Jude Law's character's life, but I was disappointed with how that all happened. Granted, I haven't read the book, so I don't know the source material, so it probably follows the source material, which I'm sure I wouldn't have been a fan of either. I was wishing they would have capitalized on the abilities of copying people a little more than they did. I felt that was wasted on him trying to cover his tracks, which it turns out he wasn't very talented at. What I was kinda hoping the movie would do was the, Matt Damon's character had been studying Jude's character ever since he'd been there. The letters he was sending were actually letters to slowly take over Jude's life so by the time Jude was about to call it quits, on paper, Matt Damon was Jude Law, and Matt Damon had everything, the money, girl, house, etc. In the end Matt Damon just looked like a creepy stupid serial killer, that wasn't 'Talented' at all and will eventually get caught, because he's dumb. I hated the ending, and while I understand not every story has a happy ending, I was hoping he'd get caught and have the book thrown at him. The whole back story of why Jude's character thrown in there and the investigator giving the wink and the nod to Matt Damon to not say anything didn't work for me.

I gave this film a 4 because the actors/acting is the only thing that makes this movie watchable for me. If this wasn't on point, it would have been a 1 for sure.

Reviewed by zanydr18 8 / 10

Suspense

This is a REMAKE of the 1960 movie, "Purple Noon", a foreign film. It starred Alain Delon. I do not know why this is not said anywhere at all! Having seen both, I believe this one was much better. The acting, the plot, the suspense timing and twists done, all coincided well with the 1960 film, but this version outdid the original by far. The only thing else I could say is the 1960s actors were prettier.

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