The Ghost Writer Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 3394

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 103

Theatrical Release Date: 02/19/2010

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/03/2010

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Mystery

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Roman Polanski

Actors: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall, Olivia Williams, Tom Wilkinson, Eli Wallach

Plot: When a man is hired to finish the memoirs of a former British prime minister, he uncovers information that puts his life in jeopardy. -- Chris Kavan

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 12/10/2023

Not as shocking as the 70s thrillers it resembles, but "The Ghost Writer" nicely reworks what made many of those movies so great with a modern political touch.

Rating of

Indyfreak - wrote on 05/27/2019

Roman Polanski's mystery thriller is a well directed drama. The political intrigue was suspenseful and the ominous tone reflected real life frustration and dread at the tail-end of the War on Terror. Pierce Brosnan is both compelling and pathetic as a tool of a politician. Ewan McGregor is cast well as the naive apolitical hack who uncovers a conspiracy.

Rating of

Matthew Brady - wrote on 10/13/2013

The ghost/ the ghost writer, make your mind up.

Full Movie Reviews

Rating of

Verdächtig - wrote on 05/10/2016

In Roman Polanskis The Ghostwriter wühlt ein Mann ohne Vergangenheit herum in dem Leben eines Mannes mit zuvielen dunklen Flecken von früher. Er beginnt damit, das Werk des vorigen Ghostwriters zu lesen, doch es ist langweilig und konventionell. Mysteriöserweise starb dieser Autor. Nun soll also alles spannender werden - und womöglich tödlich... The Ghostwriter ist der Film eines Mannes, der sein Handwerk beherrscht. Polanskis baut Suspense auf, anstatt auf vordergründige Action zu setzen. Eine Reihe von Charakteren tritt auf, die ein Geheimnis zu verbergen suchen. Die Atmosphäre des Thrillers mit seinem grauen verregneten Küstenwetter tut ihr übriges. Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan), der vormalige britische Prime Minister, residiert hier in seinem Strandhaus (Ähnlichkeiten mit Tony …

Movie God

Rating of

"The Ghost" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 08/12/2014

A populist ghost writer is employed to rewrite the memoirs of a former Prime Minister but when the politician is accused of war crimes, he becomes increasingly fearful for his safety. The Ghost is a very old school cold war style political thriller that is based upon a character who is purely fictional and in no way represents anyone living or dead - especially not Tony Blair, nosiree Bob. Roman Polanski has always had a knack for paranoid conspiracy thrillers and this understated yet suspenseful example follows very much in the footsteps of Hitchcock, revolving as it does around an everyman protagonist who finds himself completely out of his depth when he blunders into intrigue. Although it is set mostly in America, The Ghost has quite a European flavour with a quality cast of character …

Movie Star

Rating of

The Ghost Writer review

alec96 - wrote on 10/07/2011

This may just be Roman Polanski's masterpiece. This is just as good as Polanski's Oscar winning movie, The Pianist. The Ghost Writer is based on the 2007 Robert Harris bestselling book, The Ghost, Ewan McGregor plays this guy, who is nameless in both the book and movie, they simply refer to him as The Ghost. So, he is hired to ghostwrite the memoirs of the former British Prime Minister Adam Lang(Pierce Brosnan) after Lang's previous ghost writer he mysteriously drowned. The Ghost decides to take the job, he was convinced by his agent that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity. The publisher has sunk $10 million into Lang's memoirs and the deadline is only a month away, he has to work fast. The Ghost is getting paid very well though, for one months work on this, he gets a quarter of a …

Related Movie Lists

Recent Movie Talk Posts

No posts have been made on this movie yet. Be the first to start talking about The Ghost Writer!

Write Post

Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Are you sure you want to delete this post?