• The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Release Date: December 25th, 1999

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2000

R |2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary

To be young and carefree amid the blue waters and idyllic landscape of sun-drenched Italy in the late 1950s; that's la dolce vita Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) craves- and Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) leads. When Dickie's father asks Tom to bring his errant playboy son back home to America, Dickie and his beautiful expatriate girlfriend, Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow), never suspect the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go to make their lifestyle his own.

Cast: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport, James Rebhorn, Sergio Rubini

Director: Anthony Minghella

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Mirage Enterprises, Paramount Pictures, Timnick Films, Miramax Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Friend , Deception , Quest , Hotel , Tense , Murder , Death , Father , 1950s , Pursuit , Suspenseful , Friendship , New York City ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Takes startling - and startlingly unpleasant - turns. This is not a film with anything approximating a conventional ending. show more

  • 74
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    A near-perfect confection, a beautifully executed Hollywood all-you-can-eat salad bar of glamour, plot twists, breathtaking Mediterranean vistas, and jazz. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is as intelligent a thriller as you'll see this year. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)