Movie Review: THE GHOST WRITER (2010)

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I will watch anything by Pierce Brosnan. That’s a fact. There are very few artists whose movies I will watch without question or hesitation. Coincidentally, Roman Polanski also happens to be one of those directors. Together, along with Ewan McGregor they do the eerily suspenseful… THE GHOST WRITER

Rating: 3 Out Of 5 Stars

Like most Polanski films, there’s not a lot to be said about what happens, but more the manner in which it happens. The film is full of creepiness and a lot of sneaky mysterious comments from literally everyone involved, leaving Ewan McGregor plenty of room to do his patented, bemused and bewildered style of acting throughout the film. Add into this mix a lonely former PM’s wife done by Olivia Williams, who by the way, was the freakin’ awesome Adelle DeWitt in yet another canceled Whedon show, DOLLHOUSE. This woman is just beautiful… I mean just pure wow. *ahem* Moving on…

THE GHOST WRITER is paced super slow and at times, you kind of see where the film is going. The mystery and suspense element has, little effect some times, while others scenes invoke a very ‘wtf’ reaction.  The one thing that makes this film worth watching however, like I said before, is Pierce Brosnan.

Brosnan still has major balls when it comes to giving a kick ass performance regardless of his commercial standing in the industry now. He continiously impresses with his body of work be it from REMINGTON STEELE or GREY OWL. Brosnan does the role of a PM fallen from former glory, who is completely unstable and has the weight of the world on his shoulders. Marred in controversy, his legacy is threatened by the research of an ambitious writer. Now that research finding its way into the hands of Ewan McGregor, also threatens his life.

There really isn’t much to say about GHOSTWRITER because people’s tastes will vary when it comes to this movie. I wasn’t that impressed with the film itself, but can’t deny the classy way with which it was made. However, Brosnan’s awesome rage filled yet restraint monologues, including the one at the end makes the entire viewing worth it.

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Shah Shahid

Entertainment Writer | Film & TV Critic | Bollywood Blogger | Host of Split Screen Podcast | Proud Geek Girl Dad


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