The Talented Mr. Ripley Synopsis
One young man (Matt Damon) begins to assume the identity of another (Jude Law).
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
This thriller is so expertly -- and perversely -- poised that audience members may find themselves secretly rooting for the duplicitous...
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100

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
It's that rare movie with a sense of timeliness that is eternal, and a protagonist whose soul-crushed angst, even at its most fatal, speaks...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is as intelligent a thriller as you'll see this year.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Minghella makes an enticing, intelligent, well-shaped picture about the extreme perils of class envy and sexual panic.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A slick, twisty, top-of-the-line crime thriller with gorgeously sensual textures and a screenful of wickedly faceted performances.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
In a possible breakthrough role, Law would seem to be the big winner.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The talented Mr. Minghella has made an imperfect movie but not an impersonal one. His morality tale means to get under the skin, and does.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Matt Damon's performance isn't bad, but it pales in comparison with Law's.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Takes startling - and startlingly unpleasant - turns. This is not a film with anything approximating a conventional ending.
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74

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
A near-perfect confection, a beautifully executed Hollywood all-you-can-eat salad bar of glamour, plot twists, breathtaking Mediterranean...
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THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY = Crackerjack Old-Fashioned Pschological Thriller with Modern Sensibilty

By lugubriousthespian
Anthony Minghella's adaptation of mystery maven Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name is as close as any movie in recent years to superbly bring the written word to life! Essential to this...

so,so

By Sail84
Good but too long,MrRipley is my favourite in the film,the other characters are boried...

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Rated R | For Violence, Language and Brief Nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Full of murder and deceit; too violent for kids.
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