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Our Man in Havana Reviews

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
August 2, 2011
So much potential in casting, script etc... but the translation from the book didn't quite make sense on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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TIME Magazine
August 2, 2011
The mixture of mayhem and heehaw is particularly tricky to handle, and not even the sure hand of Director Reed has always achieved a smooth blend.
MFB Critics
Monthly Film Bulletin
February 16, 2016
The main weakness is the absence of economic, expressive cutting and visual flow. As a result, certain half-way stretches of dialogue become tedious to watch.
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 27, 2008
Polished, diverting entertainment, brilliant in its comedy but falling apart towards the end when undertones of drama, tragedy and message crop up.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 3, 2006
Incredibly droll, this Graham Greene-scripted black comedy offers a can't miss premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 10, 2003
A droll black comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
February 10, 2009
... a dryly witty satire of the spy game.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 10, 2010
At once very much of its time and surprisingly modern and relevant to today.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
September 10, 2003
Guinness is in above-average form, and Ernie Kovacs is wonderful as the callous but charming government official with a soft spot for Guinness's daughter.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
For those who regard Alec Guinness as the niftiest little con man on the screen, we will guarantee Our Man in Havana to be a source of immeasurable fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 3, 2009
This is a quirky, often quite sardonic little film that starts off as a mild and witty comedy before shifting gears and becoming almost James Bond-like.
Full Review | Original Score: 81/100

Film4
September 10, 2003
[A] fabulous satirical spy story.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A real 'winds of change' film, with traditional values crumbling in the heat of pre-revolutionary Cuba. Guinness is wonderful.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 2, 2011
As hilarious as it is absurd, this droll comedy about spies in Cuba stars the prodigiously talented Guinness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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