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An unlikely couple thwarts a government attempt to import Nazis
This movie is best in the final sequence in Penn Station, but it still doesn't hold a candle to Hitchcock's comparable closings in high places. It's a modest and earnest movie, matched by the earnestness of its lead players.
It's not a bad movie. It is enjoyable. It's reasonably well done, even if it is not excellent. The disappointment lies in what it could have been if the script and direction had been more inventive. As it stands, there were simply not enough good taut sequences, and in what there were the direction was not tight enough or creative enough to create significant ongoing tension or mysteriousness to raise the movie to above-average heights.
The principal antagonist was unlikeable from the get-go, but that is not enough to make the portrayal memorable. His lines after awhile were repetitive. The heroes had pretty much fixed expressions. It seemed that the whole movie was toned down. The range of acting was kept limited and bounded. It was pretty much white bread but yet had elements and scenes that held their own even if not fulfilling the promise of more.
The recreation of the era was excellent. That, the good settings, and the driving curiosity of Ms. McGillis in the lead were what sustained the film and made it most worthwhile. The film did hold one's attention and draw one in.
It's a kind of throwback to spy movies of the 1940s, which means modern gimmicks and language are absent. It's a good matinée movie.
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