The Ghost Writer: DVD Review
The Ghost Writer
Released by Sony Home Ent
Roman Polanski's latest is a political thriller which sees Ewan
McGregor's Ghost Writer brought in to help polish former UK Prime Minister Adam
Lang's memoirs following the suicide of the previous writer.
But he finds himself embroiled in a political storm when Lang (an
excellently suave Pierce Brosnan ) is caught up in a war crimes trial - Lang's
accused of agreeing to the illegal capture and torture of terror suspects for
The Ghost Writer is a tense, smart piece
of film; a crackling sizzling political thriller - even if occasionally it veers
into slightly unbelievable territory (suddenly the ghost writer becomes a crack
But it's the central
performance of McGregor which makes this film such a compelling watch as it
unfolds in front of you.
Whether it's handling
some of the comic relief lines (and dry humour) which are peppered through the
script ("All the words are there just in the wrong order" he remarks about the
book) or steering us with a sense of impending dread towards the end of the
film, you can't take your eyes off him.
great film from Polanski and holds your attention for two hours as the paranoia
- and unexpected humour - ramps up as the revelations finally reveal the truth.
Extras: Docos on the DVD - but on blu Ray you get an
interview with much maligned Polanski.