The Talented Mr. Ripley

Blu-ray Disc - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Talented Mr. Ripley
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In 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures to make Greenleaf's privileges his own.

Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros. [distributor], 2013
Branch Call Number: BLU Drama TALENTED
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (138 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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Patricia Highsmith is the kind of writer that makes you wonder, who is the real villain? Jude Law and Matt Damon vie for the most villainous in Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley.


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May 22, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: see violence notice

May 22, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Violence: Some of the murder scenes are fairly graphic.

May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Dickie Greenleaf: Everybody should have one talent, what's yours?
Tom Ripley: Forging signatures, telling lies... impersonating practically anybody.
Dickie Greenleaf: That's three, nobody should have more than one talent.

May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Herbert Greenleaf: You know, people always say that you can't choose your parents, but you can't choose your children...

May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Tom Ripley: Well, whatever you do, however terrible, however hurtful, it all makes sense, doesn't it, in your head. You never meet anybody that thinks they're a bad person.

May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Tom Ripley: I always thought it would be better, to be a fake somebody... than a real nobody.

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May 22, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Bit of a disappointment after Purple Noon (Plein Soleil) from 1960. Good performances by Matt Damon, Jude Law, Jack Davenport, and James Rebhorn. I felt that this adaption spread itself thin over too many characters (or actors), instead of focusing for the most part on Ripley. He is the interesting character. Anthony Minghella wrote the screenplay and directed the film, and chose to explore Ripley's sexuality to the degree that he sacrificed much of the story. Still worth watching though. Almost forgot - Philip Baker Hall (Mr. Bookman the library cop from Seinfeld) has a pretty good part.

May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a truly great film. It sweeps you into another world without you even knowing it. And this other world is so beguiling and beautiful, and brimming with such elegant treachery, you wonder if it can possibly be true. I would highly recommend this movie to thriller fans.

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May 22, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

pigweed thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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May 10, 2011
  • nadian rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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May 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In late 1950's New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Europe to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

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