The Talented Mr. Ripley
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- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 19 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 1999
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Dolby Digital Surround - English, French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow & Jude Law|
|Performer:||Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport, James Rebhorn, Sergio Rubini, Philip Baker Hall & Celia Weston|
|Directed by||Anthony Minghella|
|Edited by||Walter Murch|
|Screenwriting by||Anthony Minghella|
|Original story by||Patricia Highsmith|
|Composition by||Gabriel Yared|
|Produced by||William Horberg & Tom Sternberg|
|Director of Photography:||John Seale|
|Executive Production by||Sydney Pollack|
"...[An] intoxicating and involving tale of intrigue and crime..."
"...Visually impressive....It's difficult to think of a better cast..." -- 4 out of 5 stars
"...Gorgeous young swells....A soundtrack and cinematography as rich as crème de menthe..." - Rating: B+
"...The performances here are stunning, with on-the-money turns by supporting actors Philip Seymour Hoffman...and Cate Blanchett..."
"...A significant plot twist suddenly changes a heated psychological thriller into a low-key cat-and-mouse thriller....This overall better rendering coasts on the momentum of a terrific lead-in..."
"...A wonderfully accomplished work....A beautifully mounted and directed film..."
"Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman provide great color in character roles."
“Mr. Damon gives a remarkable performance as the endlessly needy and mendacious Tom Ripley, and he's surrounded by a splendid cast...”
- Theatrical release date: December 1999.
- THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY was shot throughout Italy, as well as in New York City, following six months of scouting locations.
- The film is a remake of Rene Clement's PURPLE NOON.
- The role of Meredith was expanded after Minghella met with Cate Blanchett, who was willing to take a small part because she was a fan of Minghella's TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY.
- Patricia Highsmith's novels have been the basis for several films, including STRANGERS ON A TRAIN by Alfred Hitchcock.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
By tweaking some of the characters & settings from Patricia Highsmith's novel, Minghella makes a truly gripping and intense thriller from a so-so book. The settings and locations are absolutely gorgeous. A beautiful score helps! And the performances from the cast are uniformly excellent, anchored by one of the greatest performances in Matt Damon's career so far in the title role. We see Tom Ripley at the beginning of his career, and even though he is doing patently awful, heinous things, you can't help but be sympathetic to a man who is such damaged goods. At the end of the film we see a man trapped in a hell of his own making.
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