Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Ghost Writer

Release Date:  March 19th, 2010

Genre: Drama / Mystery/ Thriller

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Williams

Synopsis: A young ghostwriter agrees to take over the political memoirs of the former British prime minister after his predecessor has turned up dead in a somewhat suspicious apparent suicide.  He soon begins to discover that everything is not as it seems on the surface and begins to question his own safety.

AltAss Ratings (On a scale of 1 to 5 asses)

Plot & Writing:                          

Really a wonderful premise for a movie of this genre but it sure did move at a snails pace.


Olivia Williams has always been excellent in just about every movie I've ever viewed her in.  Perhaps all this movie needed was more Pierce Brosnan and a much more interesting character in the lead role to become something much more special.  This is as much a critique of the writers as it is of Ewan McGregor because he is obviously a very professional and capable actor.


This aroused new notions of possible conspiracies in the war on terror in my mind that were very well imagined.


For all the good things that can be said about this film, it still doesn't change the fact that it will bore you to tears for the first hour.  At least we can be sure this film will probably be the subject of a much needed makeover, during my lifespan with any luck.

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