The Talented Mr Ripley

The Talented Mr Ripley

Anthony Minghella (1999)

142min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
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.

Summary

A man agrees to travel to Italy and persuade a businessman's spoiled son to return home. Before long he develops a taste for the high life, and decides to get in on the action - first by befriending the rich and beautiful people, and then by taking the drastic measure of assuming his new-found friend's identity. Anthony Minghella's thriller, starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cate Blanchett.

Cast & Crew

Tom Ripley Matt Damon
Marge Sherwood Gwyneth Paltrow
Dickie Greenleaf Jude Law
Meredith Logue Cate Blanchett
Freddie Miles Philip Seymour Hoffman
Peter Smith-Kingsley Jack Davenport
Herbert Greenleaf James Rebhorn
Emily Greenleaf Lisa Eichhorn
Inspector Roverini Sergio Rubini
Alvin MacCarron Philip Baker Hall
Director Anthony Minghella
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Violence, swearing, brief nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 25 Feb 2000
Drama