The Ghost Writer


The Ghost Writer
A ghost writer is hired to complete the memoirs of a retired British prime minister, after his previous ghost writer turns up dead. The ex-PM is now living in the USA to avoid possible prosecution related to a recent war. As the ghost writer goes about his work, he learns things which make him believe that perhaps his predecessor's death was not accidental... and that his own life is in danger.

125 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Ewan McGregor, Jon Bernthal, Kim Cattrall, Pierce Brosnan, Tim Preece, James Belushi, Olivia Williams
Director
Roman Polanski
ScreenplayRobert Harris, Roman Polanski, from the novel by Robert Harris
MusicAlexandre Desplat
CinematographyPawel Edelman
EditingHervé de Luze
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2010
Produced byRP Films, France 2 Cinema, Elfte Babelsberg Films, Runteam, MBB, Studio Babelsberg

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller, drama
LanguageSome
NudityVery brief
SexNone
ViolenceMild
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsModerate suspense and menace in tense drama.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconA haunting political plot
10
Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconPolanski-intrige kerf senuwees op
15
Box Office
Ray Greene quote iconPolanski’s Ghost is haunted in more ways than one
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Ghost Writer is handsome, smooth and persuasive. It is a Well-Made Film.
20
eye Weekly
Adam Nayma quote iconThe Ghost Writer is a thriller that smiles from ear to ear.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconA smart film
12
Metacritic.com
35 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
162 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhile it may lack the revelatory punch of Polanski's finest films, Ghost Writer benefits from stylish direction, a tense screenplay, and a strong central performance from Ewan McGregor.
17

What the People say

Internet
6885 Netizens quote iconA great thriller in the tradition of Hitchcock (and Rosemary's Baby)
16

Average .. 74%

15

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