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on 25 July 2013
It's got Matt Damon in it - good film... book is better though.. My arm won't have to be twisted to watch it again..
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on 15 July 2011
THe item arrived quickly and in good condition.
Excellent film, enjoyed by us immensely. The reviews are very apt.
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on 18 April 2016
Excellent film. Matt Damon in an early role, chilling, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett are fabulous and beautiful.
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on 6 July 2014
Fantastic film - dark, engaging, thrilling and beautifully filmed. Rightfully considered a modern day classic.
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on 19 October 2015
An enjoyable, well-thought-out storyline in which Damon was well up to the character in which he was cast.
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on 5 March 2001
"The Talented Mr. Ripley" is an Hitchcockian and blood-curdling study of the psychopath and his victims. At the centre of this masterpiece, set in the exquisitely decadent scapes of Italy, is a titanic encounter between Ripley, the aforementioned psychopath protagonist and young Greenleaf, a consummate narcissist. But perhaps the most intriguing portraits are those of the victims. Marge insists, in the face of the most callous and abusive behaviour, that there is something "tender" in Greenleaf Jr. When she confronts the beguiling monster, Ripley, she encounters the fate of all victims of psychopaths: disbelief, pity and ridicule. The truth is too horrible to contemplate, let alone comprehend. Psychopaths are inhuman in the most profound sense of this compounded word. Their emotions and conscience have been amputated and replaced by phantom imitations. But it is rare to pierce their meticulously crafted facade. They more often than not go on to great success and social acceptance while their detractors are relegated to the fringes of society. Both Meredith and Peter, who had the misfortune of falling in deep, unrequited love with Ripley, are punished. One by losing his life, the other by losing Ripley time and again, mysteriously, capriciously, cruelly.
Thus, ultimately, the film is an intricate study of the pernicious ways of psychopathology. Mental disorder is a venom not confined to its source. It spreads and affects its environment in a myriad surreptitiously subtle forms. It is a hydra, growing one hundred heads where one was severed. Its victims writhe and as abuse is piled upon trauma - they turn to stone, the mute witnesses of horror, the stalactites and stalagmites of pain untold and unrecountable. For their tormentors are often as talented as Mr. Ripley is and they are as helpless and as clueless as his victims are. Sam Vaknin, Author of "Malignant Self Love - Narcissism Revisited"
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on 5 November 2014
One of my favourite films of all time. Second hand copies are fantastic value now too!
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on 5 October 2014
Great attention to period and dark, menacing undertones with a glossy finish.
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on 15 March 2016
A really good film but I bought it mainly for the jazz which is just fun
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on 18 February 2015
Must be good, we lent it out and cannot manage to get it returned.
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