This is a connoisseur's movie. It needs to be consumed slowly and deliberately to truly enjoy everything that has gone into it. Watch it carefully, there is a lot going on under the surface. Yes, it's a thriller, and as such parts of it are fast paced, but what it does so well is to misdirect your attention for a while before snapping you back to focus. There are no wasted words, nor gratuitous scenes in this movie. Just like a Hitchcock movie, the scenes are all necessary, even if they are symbolic. The acting is first rate, and I say that because much of the tension in the movie comes from the way the characters act, not special effects, not plot points hammered in over and over again. It is a very dark movie, and the darkness is nicely set off by humor and sarcasm in a few spots.
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The Ghost Writer (2010) 1080p
A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.
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The Synopsis for The Ghost Writer (2010) 1080p
An unremarkable ghost-writer has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister. After dominating British politics for years, Lang has retired with his wife to the USA. He lives on an island, in luxurious, isolated premises complete with a security detail and a secretarial staff. Soon, Adam Lang gets embroiled in a major scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK's "special relationship" with the USA. But before this controversy has started, before even he has closed the deal with the publisher, the ghost-writer gets unmistakable signs that the turgid draft he is tasked to put into shape inexplicably constitutes highly sensitive material.
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A great thriller in the tradition of Hitchcock (and Rosemary's Baby)Reviewed byEliot AxelrodVote: 9/10
I can not help but wonder if many viewers are biased by the fact that this is a Roman Polanski film. In my opinion, it was sophomoric in its execution. Really quite terrible... and I am not generally a harsh critic of movies. The story line had so much potential, but the execution failed. Here are my criticisms: (1) Ewan McGregor's character is completely unbelievable. It is unconvincing that an ordinary guy/ghost writer would take up the task of solving a high-profile, super-secret murder within the course of 3 days that he has been working with the Prime Minister. And not only is that premise hard to believe, the lines he delivers and actions he takes are so ridiculous. He naively trusts everyone (the PM's wife, the Paul Emmett professor, the PM's enemy Rycart) despite the fact that his predecessor was suspiciously murdered... carelessly sharing the secret photos (badly photo-shopped, btw) and incriminating evidence, even though he is being chased by unknown "bad guys". The writing and acting makes his character completely unbelievable. (2) There are two primary sub-plots (the PM's war crimes charges and the CIA connection), but the stories are not effectively woven together or fleshed out... and neither are made very intriguing or compelling. I left the film thinking, "OK, so I understand the CIA connection now... but how is that actually intriguing? And does it have anything do to with the war crimes plot line? Was the war crimes thing just completely irrelevant?" (3) Some of the writing is so dumb and careless. For example: The Ghost Writer discovers the supposedly top-secret CIA connection to Paul Emmett simply by Googling it.... unreal! The bedroom scene with the Ghost Writer and PM's wife, and their relationship after 2 days of being together... unbelievable! Also, the Ghost Writer solves the mystery within the text of the book by simply connecting the first word used in each of the first few chapters... so unimaginative! And then he passes a note to the PM's wife at the public book launch with the secret discovery (with Paul Emmett at her side, who has claimed all along not to know the PM)... seriously?! And at the end when Ghost Writer gets hit by the car, since it seems that the CIA had a car waiting exactly for that purpose (despite the fact it was a complete shock that he figures out the secret)... so stupid! I really wanted to like this film and it started out good, but quickly went downhill... and seemed to pick up bad momentum all the way to until the end. I wish I knew how so many positive reviews have been written. I am baffled.
Roman Polanski's 'The Ghost Writer' bears the most in common with his recent 'The Ninth Gate'. The comparison starts this review as many others will inevitably find some comparison to be made with the director's work, especially since his personality looms so large. The plot has been described countless times and will be spared here. What instead fascinates is the depiction of Ewan McGregor as the nameless protagonist. He has no family, no real attachments so to speak, and no real drive. Like Johnny Depp's "book detective" in 'The Ninth Gate' his reason for existence seems to be to serve those higher in society. McGregor plays the party well, never completely convincing in one state or the other. Even when under duress his physical movements speak much more about his mental state than his mannerisms. This could be interpreted as Polanski's examination of apathy within larger society. What I mean by that is to say that it is through the Ghost's lack of interest that one can observe the world. Shot by Pawel Edelman, who has collaborated with Polanski in the past as well as with other heavyweight Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda, the images of 'The Ghost Writer' suggest a cool bleakness. Accompanied by a poetic score by the always reliable Alexandre Desplat the film suggests a constant looming menace, embodied by the rain of the New England island. The camera often remains static, sometimes zeroing in for reactions, but always showing a complete action through a singular movement or lack of movement. Often times the characters seem resigned to their fates. The roles each person plays in the story are very clearly defined. Former-PM Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), surrounded by his lackeys, anti-war protesters, etc. all seem just pieces of grander scale. Polanski's world view is so thoroughly and crisply represented through this visual style it is as if the individual events are not as important as the atmosphere in general. This is precisely why the film works, because of a director so in command of his craft. The film runs over 2 hours but every decision feels completely blocked and planned out. Every image carefully composed, every moment of information tightly plotted. 'The Ghost Writer' works terrifically by raising your blood level in this manner. Some will inevitably complain it makes the film seem merely serviceable when such expected plot twists occur. Yet I can think of few filmmakers so readily able to create such a vivid world and sustain it greatly. There are some pacing issues and the music can be overbearing. These are not unlike the problems facing Martin Scorsese's 'Shutter Island'. The talent of all involved makes the film exceed a workmanlike thriller even though the atmosphere on set was so mathematical. A very enjoyable, meticulous film that demands and rewards patience. Worth seeing.