Believe it or not, I reviewed The Talented Mr. Ripley


There wasn’t enough time devoted to setting up the main character before he started his descent into a tangled web of deceit. Plus, I’ve mentioned before that I never enjoy a movie where bad deeds go seemingly unpunished.


Despite not knowing enough about the main character at first, if anything kept me interested in what was going on, it was the actors. Everyone did great jobs.


There was a lot of emphasis put on mirrors, which was meant to be symbolic. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a film with blatant symbolism. I liked it.

Product Placement

Nothing that I saw. Doesn’t seem like the kind of film that would do that.


It felt like I was watching this for hours. It wore me out a little, because the main character was always one step away from getting caught.

10 comments on “Believe it or not, I reviewed The Talented Mr. Ripley

  1. Nice review. Like this movie a lot but I agree that it does wear you out a bit. It’s very long.

  2. Haven’t seen this movie in a while, but have read all the Ripley books. They are very worthy, as is this film. It does deviate from the novel quite a bit (shocker, I know), but I still enjoyed it for what it was. It was also the movie that convinced me to quit hating on Matt Damon.

  3. I watched this film around 2 years ago for a media project and the director i had to focuse on was Anthony Minghella and i rented this film and i thought it was awesome. I’d never seen Matt Damon in such a role and i realised why so many people talked about that film. Even though i only saw the film once, it left a lasting impression on me and i even bought the film on DVD. I should really watch it again haha.

  4. Haven’t seen this one in awhile, but remember really liking it despite being very, very long. However, Damon is creepy-good and deserved at least an Oscar nomination for this. Good review.

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