100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Here's another thought: This old man who can't leave the house has just made the first important film of 2010.
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100

Wall Street Journal

The Ghost Writer is so rich you may feel you paid too little for your ticket when the whole thing meets its very Polanski-ish climax. Please don't tell anyone.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie is the work of a man who knows how to direct a thriller. Smooth, calm, confident, it builds suspense instead of depending on shock and action.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
All credit to a finely tuned Brosnan for packing so much intensity and wayward wit into his scenes with McGregor. Their verbal duels make for a dazzling game of cat-and-mouse.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Satisfying, melancholy political suspense story.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Loaded with Hitchcockian hugger-mugger, this is a genre Polanski clearly revels in.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In Polanski’s hands, it’s an unholy pleasure: a diversion that stings.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Marked by clever twists and turns, the story unfolds at just the right pace. The dialogue -- adapted by Polanski and British writer Robert Harris from Harris' novel The Ghost-- is incisive and interspersed with wit.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This is a slicker, shallower exercise. It's hypnotic as it unfolds, but once the credit roll frees you from its grip, it doesn't bear close scrutiny.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Despite the packed plot adapted by Polanski and Robert Harris from Harris' novel -- the pacing feels oddly slack.
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77 out of 100
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