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4,087 Ratings

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Directed by Anthony Minghella
United States, 1999


Tom Ripley is a charismatic sociopath who makes his way in mid-’50s New York as a rest room attendant and pianist. His skill however is in impersonating other people, forging handwriting and running second-rate scams. Unhappy with his own life, he kills and takes on the persona of a playboy.

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The Talented Mr. Ripley Directed by Anthony Minghella

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2000 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

National Board of Review

1999 | 3 wins including: Best Director

BAFTA Awards

2000 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

2000 | 6 nominations including: Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music

Critics reviews

The movie dazzled the three of us, overwhelming all possible worries. The radiant, ominous fantasy of it, the elegance, the chill of horror and sadness. My mother, my grandmother, and I agreed it was a new classic; we had swooned together, at last.
November 01, 2018
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There’s a certain kind of sunshine that kisses everything with gold. And Anthony Minghella’s slick adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith thriller captures it perfectly – that gilded easy privilege of the in-crowd, slumming it during a long, languid summer on the Italian coast.
June 24, 2017
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Writer-director Anthony Minghella and critic Frank Rich, both sounding like ventriloquist’s dummies for Miramax’s publicity department, touted this as an uncommercial movie that says something profound about the 90s. Yet their adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel is commercial to the core.
December 01, 1999
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