City of Ghosts The notion of Matt Dillon making his directorial debut with a Graham Greene-style mystery set in Cambodia sounded like a joke. The joke, however, is… City of Ghosts The notion of Matt Dillon making his directorial debut with a Graham Greene-style mystery set in Cambodia sounded like a joke. The joke, however, is… 2003-04-25 R PT117M Drama Mystery and Thriller James Caan Matt Dillon Natascha McElhone Gerard Depardieu Stellan Skarsgard United Artists (MGM)
Movie Review

CITY OF GHOSTS (2003)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Apr 25, 2003; Rated: R; Length: 117 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: James Caan, Matt Dillon and Natascha McElhone; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)

The notion of Matt Dillon making his directorial debut with a Graham Greene-style mystery set in Cambodia sounded like a joke. The joke, however, is on anyone with lowered expectations. City of Ghosts is a supple, intriguing, and beautifully staged movie. It features Dillon, in his most forceful performance since ''Drugstore Cowboy,'' as a scoundrel with a guilty heart.

Originally posted May 16, 2003 Published in issue #710 May 16, 2003 Order article reprints
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