Ghost Writer [Blu-ray/DVD] ()

directed by Roman Polanski
featuring Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams, Tom Wilkinson

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A ghostwriter stumbles onto a secret that places his life in danger as he takes down the life story of a former U.K. prime minister in this Roman Polanski-helmed adaptation of the Robert Harris novel. Convinced by his agent that he's been granted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, talented British screenwriter "The Ghost" (Ewan McGregor) agrees to aid British prime minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) in completing his memoirs after the leader's former aide dies under mysterious circumstances. Almost immediately after The ...

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BobCumbow

Dec 30, 2010

One of the Best of 2010

One of the best films of 2010, it startles by its sheer competence as well as its willingness to engage, without irony, the old-style conspiracy thriller form, inventing it anew. Gripping and superbly acted (Olivia Williams is fabulous), and boasting a terrific score by the brilliant Alexandre Desplat. In an under-handed way, the film may be Polanski's love-letter to the America that rejected him ... but it is also much more than that, both troubling and cinematically exhilarating.

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