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The Ghost Writer

  • ReleasedFebruary 12, 2010
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Runtime128 minutes
  • Certification
  • GenresMystery, Thriller

"Read between the lies."

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman Polanski's tense drama, the author realizes that his discovery threatens some very powerful people who will do anything to ensure that certain episodes from Lang's past remain buried.

Popular reviews & shouts

Transparent and predictable. McGregor, Brosnan, and Williams deliver fine performances, but I have no idea what Kim Cattrall was doing here. No one, however, can overcome the problem script.


Don't let the summary scare you off - one of the best thrillers I've seen in a long time!