Saturday, January 28, 2017

Ripley's Game

Tom Ripley (John Malkovich) living anonymously off the fruits of his crimes in an idyllic Venetian suburb involves a terminally ill man (Dougray Scott) as the centerpiece of his latest murderous financial scheme. Ripley's Game is another engrossing, sophisticated piece of nastiness from Patricia Highsmith, a quiet thriller told with twisty logic on great locations with one of those sublime, all-knowing, laconic performances from Malkovich. Ray Winstone is excellent in support as his crony but Scott is unconvincing in his complex role.
*** 1/2 out of ****