1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children,... See full summary »
John LeCarre's spy thriller is brought to the big screen. A British spy is banished to Panama after having an affair with an ambassador's mistress. Once there he makes connection with a local tailor with a nefarious past and connections to all of the top political and gangster figures in Panama. The tailor also has a wife, who works for the Panamanian president and a huge debt. The mission is to learn what the President intends to do with the Panama Canal. But what the two do is concoct a tremendous fictional tale about former mercenaries who are ready to topple the current government and are willing to work with Britain and the US to do so. Written by
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A nice, tight, old-fashioned spy mystery without a lot of hoopla.
I found this film to be very enjoyable. I don't require car chases, explosions, super-villains, or MTV editing to enjoy any film. The casting was excellent. You can't go wrong with author LeCarre or director Boorman (a nice combination). Pierce Brosnan is a pure rascal and Geoffrey Rush the perfect foil. Lots of perfect atmosphere and gorgeous cinematography. Kick back and take the ride. A real treat.
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