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Based on 31 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Chicago Sun-Times
A real movie, rich and atmospheric, savoring its disreputable characters and their human weaknesses.
88
Chicago Tribune
Like a Bach toccata or a frosty drink on a sunlit veranda, a first-class movie spy thriller can offer one of life's cooler, more elegant treats. The Tailor of Panama fits that category.
88
Baltimore Sun
Brosnan turns his typical talent on its head. So does director Boorman, who forsakes his usual tingling virtuosity.
83
Entertainment Weekly
In a world full of off the rack thrillers, it's fine boutique quality.
79
Mr. Showbiz
A fast, funny film that goes down like a cyanide-spiked piña colada.
75
Brosnan and Rush are a smooth fit, playing off each other like a snappy shirt and tie.
75
Philadelphia Inquirer
Forget the end and there is much to enjoy here.
70
Rolling Stone
The show belongs to Geoffrey Rush in a note-perfect performance as Harry Pendel, the tailor.
50
New York Daily News
The script gets so silly, the Monty Python troupe would reject it.
25
San Francisco Chronicle
Anyone expecting a flashy Bond-style fantasy is going to be disappointed.
20
Wall Street Journal
Only Le Carre fans with tin ears and clouded eyes will fail to note the film's sour tone, crude performances and drab look.

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