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3.8 out of 5 stars
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3.8 out of 5 stars
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I tend to avoid political thrillers, as I often find myself losing the plot as it thickens. However I stayed the course with this Polanski directed gem - chosen because of its appealing cast including Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor and Olivia Williams. Ewan McGregor is cast as a journalist hired to finish off the memoirs of ex-Prime Minister Adam Lang, played by Brosnan. The original writer died mysteriously, disappearing off a ferry and washed up on an isolated beach of Martha's Vineyard. Staying at the Prime Minister's house on the island, McGregor picks up clues that all is not as it seems, and there are disturbing secrets in the Prime Minister's past. Adding to his disquiet, a scandal blows up in the media, as Lang is accused of having conspired to release captured terrorists to the US for torture. Added to the mix, is an angry wife played brilliantly by Olivia Williams, a rather suspiciously attentive and attractive PA played by Kim Cattrall and Tom Wilkinson as a Harvard professor with mysterious links to Lang's Cambridge years. A tantalizing cocktail of mystery and intrigue that keeps you guessing until the very last frame. Worth mentioning that the film is beautiful, if bleak. A palette of somber grey colours captures the wind-swept landscapes of Martha's Vineyard, the pelting rain and the austere but elegant island villa.
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on 7 May 2017
I enjoyed this film when I saw it on TV and I decided to buy the Blu ray. Worth the money and with interesting extras.
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on 10 April 2017
Well done: top acting, top photography, plausible script, and expertly all put together.
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on 25 July 2017
Enjoyed watching the Ghost excellent film with a few twists and turns to keep you interested. Slightly formulaic in places but well worth the purchase price from Amazon
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on 27 August 2017
Enjoyed the story (although not quite as good as the book). Great backing tracks by Alexandre Desplat. Atmospheric and pacey.
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on 19 July 2017
a depresing end but on the whole a good film
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on 7 August 2017
good
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on 14 June 2017
Intriguing keeps you guessing
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on 14 August 2017
Also worth listening to on CD and compare the variations in the story-line.
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on 8 March 2017
An enjoyable and reasonably intelligent film.
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