The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

DVD - 2000
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Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. He's hired to go to Italy to bring back the playboy son of a millionaire and soon is plunged into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780792165019
0792165012
9780792165033
0792165039
9780792165026
0792165020
0097363314240
9787363314241
7363314241
9786317031159
Branch Call Number: DVD TALE MR RI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (138 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in.
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victoriadouglas135
Apr 17, 2020

Matt Damon is perfectly creepy while still looking innocent.

LPL_KevinC Oct 14, 2019

If you can't be with him, be him

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SAPL454
Sep 30, 2019

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A very fast-paced thriller with great actors and acting!

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Should be "The Forgetful Mr. Ripley." "Oh, didn't I tell you he gave me this ring?" "Didn't I tell you he left me an envelope to give you?" "Didn't I tell you he gave me this coat?"

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richibi
Jul 21, 2019

superb performances and wonderful location shots pick up this otherwise lame psychological thriller

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RescueDog
Aug 22, 2018

Wow!

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lukasevansherman
Apr 10, 2018

Director Anthony Minghella followed up his Oscar-winning blockbuster "The English Patient" by using essentially the same formula: beautiful people in beautiful places, period piece, based on an acclaimed novel. It's basically a travelogue with a few murders. The cast is good, especially Philip Seymour Hoffman in a supporting role, but it hasn't aged very gracefully. This was the third adaptation of Ripley: there's the French "Purple Noon" and the German "The American Friend."

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 28, 2018

This movie with Matt Damon as the main character was good in portraying a serial killer with empathy. The acting, along with the plot was impressive. It's about a young con artist who gets mistaken for someone else and is sent to retrieve a wealthy businessman's son from Italy. Halfway through the movie, as you can imagine things go wrong and he ends up murdering some people and deceiving his way through until the tragic ending.
- @Florence of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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firefly5
Dec 06, 2017

Mat Damon is fantastic in this movie, his facial expressions are very telling. He sometimes looks flirty, other times calculating, Creepy story!

britprincess1ajax Mar 28, 2017

THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY is a sad story about identity theft gone a wee bit too far, shall we say? Is it weird to root for the thief, the fraud, the two-faced man? Because the victims of his behaviour were simply too obnoxious for me to care for, I found myself wanting bad things to happen in this tale. It’s warped, I know, but maybe that can be attributed to Matt Damon’s charisma. He is not a good person, but I empathize with his pain and heartbreak, which makes the ending all the more memorable. I don’t care to spoil this film, but it’s a tale of a man caught in a web of his own lies and the lengths he will go to to fight his way out.

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pigweed
May 22, 2014

Violence: Some of the murder scenes are fairly graphic.

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pigweed
May 22, 2014

Frightening or Intense Scenes: see violence notice

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bdls206
May 11, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
May 11, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
May 11, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

nadian Oct 11, 2009

Coarse Language: Few words

nadian Oct 11, 2009

Violence: Many scenes of gory violence

nadian Oct 11, 2009

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
May 11, 2011

Dickie Greenleaf: Everybody should have one talent, what's yours?
Tom Ripley: Forging signatures, telling lies... impersonating practically anybody.
Dickie Greenleaf: That's three, nobody should have more than one talent.

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bdls206
May 11, 2011

Herbert Greenleaf: You know, people always say that you can't choose your parents, but you can't choose your children...

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bdls206
May 11, 2011

Tom Ripley: Well, whatever you do, however terrible, however hurtful, it all makes sense, doesn't it, in your head. You never meet anybody that thinks they're a bad person.

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bdls206
May 11, 2011

Tom Ripley: I always thought it would be better, to be a fake somebody... than a real nobody.

nadian Oct 11, 2009

I always thought it would be better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.

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pigweed
May 22, 2014

pigweed thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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bdls206
May 11, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

nadian Oct 11, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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bdls206
May 11, 2011

In late 1950's New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Europe to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

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