Ripley's Game

2002

Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 6.6 10 16,446

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Dougray Scott as Prince Henry
John Malkovich as Roberto
Lena Headey as Miss Dickinson
Ray Winstone as Frank
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23.976 fps
110 min
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110 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10 / 10

Good adaptation about the famous character with extraordinary acting by Malkovich

The picture focuses on Tom Ripley (John Malkovich) , a cold and cult assassin . At the beginning , the cool Ripley and his associate (Ray Winstone) are planning a swindle which goes wrong . After that , the wealthy as well as ruthless killer convinces a man (Dougray Scott) happily married (Lena Headley) to execute a crime on a mobster for a great amount of money ; but the happenings go out of control and the cruel gangsters seek vengeance . This provoking film is an exciting thriller and superbly interpreted . In the picture there is drama , action , tension , intrigue and a little bit of violence when the murders happen . From start to finish the suspense is continuous and that's why it is entertaining . Acting by John Malkovich is top-notch , he's excellent as Ripley , an urbane , and literate -but brutal- murderer with exquisite manners living luxuriously in a villa in the Veneto . Dougray Scott as the ill-fated and victim of his play gives a first-rate interpretation . Ray Winstone plays correctly an avaricious and savage nasty . Fascinating musical score by the great Ennio Morricone . Glimmer and watchable cinematography by Alfio Contini who shows stunningly the Italian palaces , theaters and interior scenarios . The film is based on Patricia Highsmith novel , whose Ripley personage has been well adapted in former versions as ¨Blazing sun¨ (Rene Clair with Alain Delon) and ¨The talented Mr.Ripley¨ (Anthony Minghella with Matt Damon) . The motion picture was rightly directed by Liliana Cavani (The night porter , Francesco) . However , financial problems and former commitment to direct an opera caused Cavani had to leave the production before final shooting and Malkovich , then , took over and completed the movie . The flick will appeal to John Malkovich fans . Rating : interesting and well worth seeing .

Reviewed by gregsrants 8 / 10 / 10

Never on the big screen, let it live long on DVD

`Coming soon to a theatre near you'. It's a phrase we hear or read in upwards of 7 times before each new movie we watch in the theatre. The trailers that precede this announcement come with both anticipation and expectation. I remember sitting in a theatre, what seems like years ago now, and viewing the trailer for Ripley's Game starring John Malkovich. I wondered if it was a sequel to the Matt Damon vehicle, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and I raced home to find that was exactly the case. Looking back, I cannot remember a date being flashed across the screen as to when Ripley's Game would be accessible, but usually it only takes a few months before our thirsts are quenched. Then came 2004, and my local DVD provider began to advertise Ripley's Game as an upcoming release on disc. At first, I couldn't remember why the name was so familiar, but after a quick internet check, I found that two years later, Ripley's Game was being released without ever hitting a theatrical venue in North America. Too bad. Ripley's Game gives us an older Tom Ripley. Gone are the chiseled good looks and innocent smile of Matt Damon and in are the glacial stares of the stoic Malkovich. When we catch up to Tom he is still the con man brokering an art forgery transaction that leaves one dead and Ripley unamused. We quickly forward ahead three years to Italy where we find Ripley in his favorable environment. Tom is living in a luxurious villa and has a woman he completely adores. Ripley's old life soon catches up with him and a former associate looks to Tom for help with some Russian mafia types. Ripley suggests the use of an ‘innocent' for the job and gives him the name of a fellow countryman Tom has a slight distaste. Soon the novice is coerced into contract killings becomes part of Ripley's dastardly web of deception and murder, and the two join forces to first complete a contract and then later to save each other's lives. It's great to have a film that picks up a fascinating character years after. Wouldn't you like to see what Forrest Gump is up to in 2004? Or what about Elliot from E.T. or Michael Douglas from Fatal Attraction? Without parading sequels that try and catch a character one second from the time the final frame of the original finished, wouldn't it be fresh to check in on some of our faves? Well Ripley's Game does just that. As Ripley, Malkovich gives us an incredibly restrained performance. He kept me thinking that this is probably what Hannibal Lecter would be like if he had a family or other interests. Whether he is talking to someone about the restoration of a vintage piano or killing someone in a train's restroom, his pulse never seems to race nor does he seem terribly concerned about the chaos left in his wake. Even when he surprises us by showing up to help the same man he pulled into his world, we don't see it as guilt or an attempt to show dominance in the world of criminal activity. Instead, Malkovich projects a man who is just going about his business no matter what the reprehensible activity may encompass. Ripley's game is an exceptional film that unfortunately got ignored by the Hollywood studio system. Maybe they were too busy with the Lord of the Rings trilogies. But, if I were to add up all the movie tickets for movies like Eurotrip, 50 First Dates and Starsky & Hutch, it even seems more of a waste that I wasn't given the opportunity to get comfortable in the local multi-plex for Ripley. www.gregsrants.com

Reviewed by jotix100 8 / 10 / 10

A hired assassin

We find Tom Ripley living in luxury in one of the most spectacular Palladian villas in the middle of the beautiful Northern Italian setting. He is a man of excellent taste, as proved by the transformation he made on the villa. Since Ripley appears to be retired now, it's a surprise when someone from his past, Reeves, a Cockney gangster, comes to see him. Ripley feels slighted by a local picture framer, a British young man trying to make ends meet. When Ripley is invited to a party at Jonathan's house, he overhears his host talking about him in the most shameless fashion. When Reeves appears on the scene, he realizes how is he going to get even with Jonathan. By recommending the man who spoke unkindly about him to Reeves, he will get his own revenge. Since Jonathan is suffering from leukemia, Reeves entices him to perform a nasty job for him in Berlin and with the offer goes a visit to one of the top doctors in Germany. Jonathan, who feels repulsed by the indecent proposition realizes how cash strapped he is and complies, albeit reluctantly, with the gangster. Of course, Jonathan is now vulnerable and Reeves knows perfectly well what he will ask him to do next. The second job involves the elimination of a mafioso that is causing problems for Reeves. Jonathan receives specific instructions about how to do the job, which is to take place on a train. To his surprise, Jonathan discovers that Ripley has come to help him. Tom feels his revenge on the picture framer is past history and since Jonathan is married and has a small boy, he steps into action. Tom Ripley, is one of the most sophisticated bad guys ever created by the excellent Patricia Highsmith. This cool man is capable of doing some of the most daring things. Liliana Cavani, an Italian director with an eye for detail, set this story in her native land and also contributed with the adaptation of the novel with Charles McKeown. The result is an enjoyable film that will impress fans of this genre. John Malkevich does a fabulous job with Tom Ripley. Mr. Malkovich clearly understood the nature of Ripley and gives a cool performance. Dougray Scott, who is seen as Jonathan, is perfectly cast as the picture framer dying from cancer. Ray Winstone does what he does best in his take of Reeves, a cruel man who wants to get rid of his enemies by paying other people to do the dirty thing for him. Lena Headey plays Sarah, Jonathan's wife, who is horrified when she discovers what her husband has done. "Ripley's Game" shows a Liliana Cavani at a nice point in her career. The film has a beautiful music score by Ennio Morricone and a brilliant cinematography by Alfio Contini, who takes the film through several picturesque locations for the viewer's enjoyment.

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