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Secret Agent Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 3, 2015
The film has a fine cast and a fine look -- shot in the Swiss Alps, much of it makes use of unusual white-on-white compositions.
David Parkinson
Radio Times
June 3, 2015
John Gielgud might not be everyone's ideal Hitchcock hero, and contemporary critics were quick to point out his lack of derring-do, but, in fact, he acquits himself admirably in this engaging thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
June 3, 2015
Directed by England's pudgy master of melodrama, Alfred Hitchcock, Secret Agent is a first-rate sample of his knack of achieving speed by never hurrying, horror by concentrating on the prosaic.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 3, 2015
Secret Agent bursts with not-so-hidden sexual innuendos and a heavy dose of comic dialogue, as well as Lorre's unrestrained lunatic comic performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin
June 2, 2015
There is much to be said for the technical quality and finish of this film; but the puzzling indeterminacy of outlook which pervades it makes it less than a completed whole.
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
September 17, 2012
One of the weirdest movies Alfred Hitchcock ever made.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Secret Agent dallies much on the way but rates as good spy entertainment, suave story telling, and, in one particular case, brilliant characterization.
Steve Crum
August 14, 2007
Early Hitchcock thriller with early Robert Young starring.
| Original Score: 4/5
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B.R. Crisler
New York Times
August 8, 2006
The picture as a whole is marred by inexpert camera technique, film editing whose incorrectness hits one between the eyes, and strangely uneven sound recording.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
This thriller may not be one of Hitchcock's best English films, but it is full of startling set pieces and quirky characterisation.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 29, 2004
One of Hitchcock's best -- and most disturbing -- British films.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 17, 2003
One of Hitchcock's fair thrillers made in Britain.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

May 24, 2003
Hitchcock takes his characters on a scenic chase across Swiss mountains, with enough quirky individuals and situations to maintain the level of enjoyment.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
December 6, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
September 28, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
August 31, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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