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Metascore

Based on 35 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Chicago Sun-Times
The movie is as intelligent a thriller as you'll see this year.
88
Baltimore Sun
The only thing missing from this rich production is an emotional charge, which Highsmith could create on the page but which Minghella doesn't quite capture on screen.
88
Boston Globe
A slick, twisty, top-of-the-line crime thriller with gorgeously sensual textures and a screenful of wickedly faceted performances.
83
Portland Oregonian
It's a refreshing sensation, even if it makes you feel a touch seasick at first, and the fittingly eerie conclusion to a lavish and unsettling movie.
80
Los Angeles Times
A beautifully mounted and directed film that, despite the presence of Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow, is unexpectedly lacking in emotional impact.
80
Rolling Stone
The talented Mr. Minghella has made an imperfect movie but not an impersonal one. His morality tale means to get under the skin, and does.
75
Minghella's psychological redraft muffles the menace, squanders the tension, throws away the main character and plot engine and turns Ripley into something he never was or should be.
70
Enter the world of the sociopathic killer and enjoy.
70
Slate
Matt Damon can't quite piece together a compelling poseur.
38
Charlotte Observer
It's ploddingly directed, indifferently acted and insufficiently frightening.

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