Based on 66 votes and 26 reviews
FANTASTIC MOVIE!!!!! Great performances and one of the smartest, well written movies I've seen in a long time. Great entertainment!!
An excellent movie - well crafted by the writer adn director. Amazing performances by McGregor, Oilvia Williams and Bronson. A very good movie!!!
Hung on every word until the end...disappointed by the ending however..
Very slow, however intelligent movie. Not the action movie that it implies in the preview.
excellent movie!!!! A classic!
A very good, well acted and written movie. Polansky at his best.
excellent and smart movie - finally!!
Great Thriller!!! Loved everything about this movie.
Apart from being a good movie, I found the sets fascinating. Much of the movie takes place in a striking ulta-modern summer mansion with fabulous art on all the walls. In fact, I found that the quality of the modern art distracted me from the dialogue as I kpet looking "around" the actors and at the walls
Magnificent thriller, we need more quality movies like The Ghost writer. It is a gem and Polanski was rightfully crowned as the best director at the Film Festival in Berlin, in February, 2010. It is a fact that European audience is much more intelligent than North American, hence they do value quality.
Very smart movie - a real gem. This movie illustrates that a smart script is the key to a good movie.
This movie was long, the ending was unpredictble yet satisfied me if it only happened sooner. All of the actors acted quite well, yet the story dragged, though you do get to see nice scenery, and you don't know if you should root for Pierec Broslin but you want to believe he's innocent though behind every great man theres a GREAT woman.
This is a crazy left-wing, anti war, anti Bush/Blair movie that is just Delicious. Loved it!
Polanski at his best! Definitely the highest 5!
Except for the last minute,this was a beautifully filmed, well acted film. A good thriller, sort of Hitchcockian as mentioned by another reviewer. There is something about rain, gloom and bleakness that appeals to me. However, the ending was a slap in the face.I think Polanski shows a real lack of respect for his audience with this ending. There were a dozen other more plausible, logical endings for a film like this. Wait for TV or rent it!
Why, why, why do these adolescent minded individuals who can't think in complex terms bother going to a movie like this? They'll never, ever get it. Go see an action cartoon or something will ya. Although your money is appreciated at the box office I'm sure your 3 or 4 word critique is not.
This is a crazy left-wing, anti war, anti Bush/Blair movie that is just ridiculous.
Brought me back to the Hitchcock era but with an appropriate tone for the millenium. Keeps you thinking throughout. Superbly done. Drab oceanside setting in a grey concrete and cloistered atmosphere. Polanski may be many things but he's one heck of a director no doubt about it.
it was great if you need a sleep
Brilliant ! Everything. Mc Gregor's and Bronson's acting and everyone acting as well, the slow motion of the movie, very smart. Old school Felinie, Antonioni, european motion but modern up-to-date. Polanski is bounding both worlds American and European cinema. Twist typical for Polanski, without it it would not be Polanski.
Really enjoyed it - lots of twists.
Movie was ok..not fast paced at all like other reviewer said.The ending sucked big time though.
What a good movie!!!. Good acting, well scripted, sharp direction - it had it all. Only complaint is that it is a bit too long. However, the movie is a smart, political thriller that keeps the audience in the loop. g.
It was excellent. Great acting, fast pace and not cliched.
Entertaining film that does not break any nre ground.Well acted with some political subterfuge.