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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is as intelligent a thriller as you'll see this year. 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
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    This thriller is so expertly -- and perversely -- poised that audience members may find themselves secretly rooting for the duplicitous Ripley. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

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