The Ghost Writer

The Ghost Writer

DVD - 2010
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When a gifted ghostwriter is hired to write the memoirs of former British Prime Minister Adam Lang, he quickly finds himself trapped in a web of political and sexual intrigue. Lang is implicated in a scandal over his administration's harsh tactics, and as the ghostwriter digs into the politician's past, he discovers secrets that threaten to jeopardize international relations forever

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MartineVK
Nov 07, 2017

I have a problem with Roman Polanski as a person, but as a director, ya gotta credit him. This film is stylish, sophisticated and polished. It is a film that Hitchcock would make, were he in his prime today. Based on the book by Robert Harris (most famous for Fatherland), it is a tight, atmospheric thriller with a lot of very plausible background. The Pierce Brosnan character is based on Tony Blair. This should be required viewing after seeing The Queen, if only to erase the whitewashed character of Blair in that film.

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greatflicks
Apr 02, 2017

Good movie

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empbee
Mar 12, 2017

A good adaptation of Robert Harris's book. The initial slow pace speeds up building tension. Some of the characters' motives are not clear. Good entertainment.

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casoldier
Aug 31, 2016

whatever others see in this movie missed me. not worth the time to watch.

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SyrusM
Jun 24, 2016

This wonderful film is a work of a man who knows how to direct a thriller with stylish direction, a tense screenplay, and a strong cast with great performances, amazing backgrounds and themes. Brosnan plays the character of Adam Lang, who has echoes of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and calls for him to face war crimes trials. Don't miss it.

Excellent psychological thriller combined with political corruption and international intrigue. The movie is as good as the book.

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SandraLH
Mar 02, 2016

Pierce Brosnan is one of my top three favorite all-time actors and I also like Ewan McGregor very much so the two in a movie together has great appeal. I enjoyed this film again (second time watching). Lots of suspense, twists and surprises with great location scenery. Ewan's bit of humor in his role's dialogue (like in "The Island") adds dimension to his character in a serious situation.

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CharlesPonzi
Nov 15, 2015

The main body of the movie is OK.

The ending is unclear. Leaves a viewer frustrated.

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Nursebob
Sep 24, 2015

Gorgeous scenes of windswept dunes and restless seas belie the film’s escalating tension and a deeper cynicism. In the PM’s household McGregor’s character comes to resemble a sacrificial lamb among slavering wolves with Lang’s fastidious personal secretary and fiercely opinionated wife squaring off while Lang himself wavers between placid statesman and enraged egotist. Of course all the requisite twists are neatly in place leading up to a sombre finale which, although visually striking, lacks sufficient logic to convince an entire audience. Good performances though.

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jds1
Oct 21, 2013

Typical Suspense story, not sure what the ending means but still a good watch. Had a hard time keeping track of who was who to whom and what they were important for.

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Jul 11, 2010

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