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.
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"The Ghost Writer" is a fantastic thriller featuring a solid story and some very strong acting. Pierce Brosnan is perfectly cast and gives what may be his best performance as a British Prime Minister caught in a political mess. Ewan McGregor is also great as the ghost writer whose job is to finish the Prime Minister's memoirs. Great setting and atmosphere.
Does insert some left-wing political perspectives into the story but tries to even it out later into the film. Surprises at the end are very well done. Being a Roman Polanski film, it is a little hard seperating the movie from the director's past actions. But this movie, on it's own merits, is a very good film.