- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
- Released: August 3, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Summit Inc/Lionsgate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: The Ghost Writer: Fiction or Reality
- The cast of the Ghost Writer
- An interview with Roman Polanski
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Box Office - 02/16/2010
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] disciplined, proficient thriller....The audience that craves mature, sophisticated and grown-up entertainment will find much to admire here."
New York Times - 02/19/2010
"Mr. Polanski is a master of menace....He creates a wholly believable world rich in strange contradictions and ominous implications."
USA Today - 02/19/2010
"[A] sharp political conspiracy tale....It's an intelligent and deftly honed return to the genre, blending a contemporary plot and classic structure."
A.V. Club - 02/18/2010
"[I]n its entertaining mix of the topical and the personal, the film is a vital record of the times, both for its maker and the world from his window." -- Grade: B+
Variety - 02/12/2010
"[I]t's Williams who provides the most pleasure in a gradually evolving role that at one point takes on a calculated sexiness."
Wall Street Journal - 02/19/2010
"GHOST is far more than a suspense film, and its cast is a cache of jewels -- the most glittering of which is Olivia Williams, who, in a virtuoso performance as Lang's wife Ruth, creates a character who defies all casual adjectives..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/19/2010
"[D]eliciously unsettling....A dark pearl of a movie whose great flair and precision make it Polanski's best work in quite a while..."
Movieline - 02/19/2010
"Thankfully the final word, as it were, is pure Polanski, an image of shocking darkness and startling beauty as uncanny and elliptic as it creator."
Chicago Sun-Times - 02/24/2010
4 stars out of 4 -- "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."
Washington Post - 02/25/2010
3 stars out of 4 -- "[D]irector Roman Polanski invites viewers to settle back and simply enjoy a ride whose sinuous curves he navigates with supreme assurance and skill..."
Entertainment Weekly - 02/18/2010
"Polanski and Harris do a jolly good job of letting the circles of untrustworthy characters ripple outward, like rings from a stone thrown into water..." -- Grade: B+
Rolling Stone - 02/18/2010
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "All credit to a finely tunes Brosnan for packing so much intensity and wayward wit into his scenes with McGregor."
Total Film - 03/23/2010
3 stars out of 5 -- "THE GHOST is a perfectly passable political suspenser with enough Romanesque flair to satiate admirers."
Empire - 05/01/2010
3 stars out of 5 -- "Polanski has drawn out strong turns from McGregor and Brosnan and an excellent one from Olivia Williams."
Sight and Sound - 05/01/2010
"Ewan McGregor's blend of studied seriousness and puppyish innocence is perfectly suited to the title role....Immediately entertaining..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/16/2010
Included in Roger Ebert's "The Best Films of 2010" -- "The movie is the work of a man who knows how to direct a thriller."