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The Talented Mr. Ripley [DVD] [1999]

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  • Release Date: 09/26/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (27 out of 27)

    Synopsis


    The Talented Mr. Ripley
    After the Oscar-winning The English Patient, writer/director Anthony Minghella attempted another tricky literary adaptation with The Talented Mr. Ripley, which features heartthrob Matt Damon cast against type as a psychopathic bisexual murderer. Tom Ripley (Damon) is a bright and charismatic sociopath who makes his way in mid-'50s New York City as a men's room attendant and sometimes pianist, though his real skill is in impersonating other people, forging handwriting, and running second-rate scams. After being mistaken for a Princeton student, Tom meets the shipping tycoon father of Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law), who has traveled to the coast of Italy, where he's living a carefree life with his father's money and his beautiful girlfriend, Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow). Dickie's father will pay Ripley 1,000 dollars plus his expenses if he can persuade Dickie to return to America. As Ripley and Dickie become friends, Tom finds himself both attracted to Dickie and envious of his life of pleasure. In time, he decides that he would rather be Dickie Greenleaf than Tom Ripley, so rather than go back to his life of poverty, Ripley impulsively murders Dickie and assumes his identity. The Talented Mr. Ripley was based on the first of a series of novels featuring Tom Ripley written by Patricia Highsmith; the story was previously filmed in 1960 as Purple Noon, with Alain Delon as Ripley. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Matt Damon
      Matt Damon - Tom Ripley
    • Gwyneth Paltrow
      Gwyneth Paltrow - Marge Sherwood
    • Jude Law
      Jude Law - Dickie Greenleaf
    • Cate Blanchett
      Cate Blanchett - Meredith Logue
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman
      Philip Seymour Hoffman - Freddie Miles



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing plot, amazing cast

      Posted
      cmmelling
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      It's always good to see Philip Seymour Hoffman in a film that I've loved since I first saw it. The acting is superb; the cast is well appointed and Matt Damon successfully nailed being the deceptive and deviant chameleon the character was to portray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Must-Have Blu Ray

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      David
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      An exciting and gorgeous thriller, "The Talented Mr. Ripely" is a great addition to your home library. I'm a big fan of Patricia Highsmith's book, and Anthony Minghella's film adaptation is a resounding success: well-acted and suspenseful.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Near Perfect Blu-Ray

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      1080p
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      Finally arriving on Blu-Ray, 14 years after its theatrical release, The Talented Mr. Ripley was worth the wait. A near-perfect transfer, the image has been opened up to 1.78:1. The video is near-perfect, and the audio is reference-quality.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Value

      Posted
      Tommy
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      I am glad that Best still offers Blu-Rays. It is getting harder and harder to find vendors selling worthwhile movies on Blu-Ray. This film was priced fairly and I will go back for more.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing

      Posted
      Moviecritic

      Anyone that hasn't seen this must buy it right away. It has to be in the top 50 movies of the 90's. You will love every minute of this movie, and it's ending is perfect.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Talented Indeed

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      JoyceR
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      Really wished they did the other books in film as this movie makes you want to find out what happened to Mr. Ripley!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Excellent......................................."

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      lovemovies
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      "A well played character's drama about an enduring, classic, gorgeous, fascinating journey.....Must See It......."

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good weekend movie

      Posted
      haas727
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      Nicely told story that keeps you interested all the way through. Great acting, typical Matt Damon style. He delivers well in this one.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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