The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

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Average of 1780 ratings: 3.5 Stars

1999 M Contains violence and offensive language.

How far would you go to become someone else.

It's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. That's how working class struggler, Tom Ripley (Matt Damon), feels. So when a wealthy shipping magnate mistakes him for an Ivy league classmate of his son, Dickie (1999 Academy Award nominee, Jude Law), Tom allows him to believe it. Dickie's father then has a proposal for Tom: bring his wild playboy son back from Southern Italy and he will be paid handsomely, It is an offer someone like Tom could not refuse. And so the wheels of deception start rolling. Tom finds and befriends Dickie and his gorgeous girlfriend, Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow) who are unaware of his false identity or his motives...and they also never suspect the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go, to make their lifestyle his own.

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133 minutes

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1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the Hearing Impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 surround-encoded, English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0

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2 by Tubbs

Thought the screenplay was a bit ordinary and as it goes on for ever it lacks suspense. Part of the deception relied on Damon and Law looking alike which they don't.

5 by addy

An almost perfect film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's book. It's exciting, stunning to look at, dead sexy and the entire cast is perfect. Its a cracker you can watch and watch again. I love this movie

3.5 by jillsim

Great acting and actors. I want to travel to Italy.-Weird outcome for the talented Mr Ripley but an enthralling plot all the same Interesting ,- never a dull moment

5 by dawnjem

Never a dull moment in this movie - the tension had me sitting on the edge of my seat. Highly recommended and tops for anyone who wants a suspense thriller. I love the fashions Matt Damon was wearing... Read more

4 by morepork

Great adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's bestseller. Matt Damon shows what an extraordinarily good actor he is.

4 by Darth Vadertron

Good movie. Good acting and a good storyline. Matt Damon was good in this one

4 Stars

4 by MovieFan247

Great movie. Very nice thriller. Just shown how much a man will do when he covets something.

5 by Wrynose

How far would you go to improve your lot in life? Hopefully not as far as the sinister creepy murderous Ripley. The filming made his outrageous behaviour totally believable in this truly gripping tale of self fullfilment.

4 by Helena12

Great plot, excellent performances, beautiful locations, no gratuitous sex, only marred by a puzzling and unsatisfactory ending, otherwise might have given it five stars.