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PG-13| 2 hr. 9 min.

Plot Summary
When a successful ghostwriter, the Ghost (Ewan McGregor), agrees to finish the memoirs of Adam Long (Pierce Brosnan), England's former prime minister, his publisher assures him it's the chance of a lifetime. Instead, he begins to uncover evidence that suggests his late predecessor knew a dark secret about Lang and may have been murdered to prevent it from coming to light.

Cast: Pierce Brosnan , Ewan McGregor , Kim Cattrall , Olivia Williams , Tom Wilkinson , Timothy Hutton , Eli Wallach , Jim Belushi

Director: Roman Polanski

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

The Ghost Writer (2010)

Release Date: February 19th, 2010|2 hr. 9 min.

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  • All credit to a finely tuned Brosnan for packing so much intensity and wayward wit into his scenes with McGregor. Their verbal duels make for a dazzling game of cat-and-mouse. show more

  • Here's another thought: This old man who can't leave the house has just made the first important film of 2010. show more

  • Marked by clever twists and turns, the story unfolds at just the right pace. The dialogue -- adapted by Polanski and British writer Robert Harris from Harris' novel The Ghost-- is incisive and interspersed with wit. show more

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  • August 14, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Superbly crafted film, with an extraordinarily effective musical score to accent emotion, flawed by an improbable and politically contrived (biased) plot. If only Polanski had put such effort into a believable film! Russia kills its citizens who are verbally critical of the Russian government, as Putin has done, but the USA makes heroes out of such people (even when they are involved in terrorists attacks against the USA, like past members of the Weathermen terrorist). The plot of this movies is ridiculous, otherwise it would have been a5 star movie. Leftists will believe the movie's plot though. Polanski's anti-American feelings (stemming from his sexual abuse of a child and conviction in the USA) is evident in the plot of this film.

  • August 07, 2010 jackd1207
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    Pretty good acting. Lame story line. Bush, Blair, Haliburton, and the CIA all torturing terrorists. Really? Is that the best you've got? I hate movies with a politcal slant. Hey, Roman! It's the Obama administration that's trying to get you extradited, not Bush.

  • May 10, 2010 JOHN
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    Interesting movie. Polanski clearly tried for a Hitchcock-type suspense theme here, and nearly pulled it off. Very moodly and atmospheric. Not up to his best (I could watch Chinatown every week), but not a bad way to spend a couple of hours.

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