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The Talented Mr Ripley

  • Drama
  • 1999
  • Anthony Minghella
  • 142 mins
  • 15

Summary

Crime thriller based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law. A chance encounter with a wealthy couple leads to an interesting proposition for penniless but quietly charismatic Tom Ripley - an all-expenses-paid trip to Europe to bring back their errant son, Dickie Greenleaf. Ripley accepts, but soon finds himself coveting Greenleaf's playboy lifestyle.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Director Anthony Minghella followed his award-winning The English Patient with this absorbing adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel. Matt Damon plays sociopathic antihero Ripley, a young opportunist who seeks out Dickie Greenleaf (Oscar-nominated Jude Law), an American playboy living it up in Europe. Ripley establishes a friendship with Dickie, but gradually comes to envy the carefree lifestyle he shares with his glamorous girlfriend (Gwyneth Paltrow). Minghella's classy direction and a superior cast (also featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cate Blanchett and Jack Davenport) make this never less than compelling.

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Credits

Cast

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Tom RipleyMatt Damon
Marge SherwoodGwyneth Paltrow
Dickie GreenleafJude Law
Meredith LogueCate Blanchett
Freddie MilesPhilip Seymour Hoffman
Peter Smith-KingsleyJack Davenport
Herbert GreenleafJames Rebhorn
Emily GreenleafLisa Eichhorn
Inspector RoveriniSergio Rubini
Alvin MacCarronPhilip Baker Hall

Crew

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DirectorAnthony Minghella

Details

Theatrical distributor
Buena Vista
Released on
2000-02-25
Guidance
Violence, swearing, brief nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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