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The Talented Mr. Ripley

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

  THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

 Scissors Up

 Scissors Up

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The Talented Mr. Ripley is more than just another slice & dice motion picture.

It focuses on character interaction and the run around games played on the law by Ripley, like cat and mouse. There's no real cheap thrills; it's quite a few notches above that.

It's a first-class psychological thriller, the old-fashioned Hollywood way.

Mr. Ripley, believe it or not, is a scissors up.

Skillfully crafted and directed, The Talented Mr. Ripley is just that, thanks to a chilling performance by Matt Damon, portraying a man who would rather be a fake somebody than a real nobody.

Part chameleon and part pathological liar, Tom Ripley takes no time at all to learn what he must to assume the identity of the man he was hired to send back.

High intrigue with low expectations.

This movie appeals as much to the eye and ear as the intellect. It teases with playful jazz themes (plays "My Funny Valentine" and "Nature Boy").

Mr. Ripley is a cold psychopath who kills to maintain the refined luxury life he has made for himself by stealing another man's identity.

It's an intelligent, well-shaped picture about the extreme perils of class envy and sexual panic.


Reviewed in 2000
Man on the Moon

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Magnolia

The Hurricane
Topsy-Turvy

Reviewed in 1999
The Blair Witch Project
The Iron Giant

Bowfinger
Mickey Blue Eyes
The Sixth Sense
Stir of Echoes
For Love of the Game
American Beauty
Three Kings
Fight Club
Bringing out the Dead
The Limey
Being John Malkovich
Pokemon
Toy Story 2
The World is Not Enough
The Green Mile
Bicentennial Man

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