The Falcon and the Snowman Reviews

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Top Critic
Chris Peachment
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Hutton succumbs firstly to a thin role, and secondly to the film's lack of any strong viewpoint about its leading men. As usual Schlesinger is more than half in love with what he might be satirising.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2004
An exercise in vagueness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 5, 2005
Though Penn and Hutton perform admirably, the film fails to be interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Fresh and invigorating political thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 4, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
September 29, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
January 31, 2015
It's a watchable, likely accurate recitation of facts, with two outstanding performances. But in the case of the Falcon and the Snowman, the truth we don't see onscreen may be stranger, and stronger, than the historical fiction that has been created.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 19, 2004
intriguing but a bit dry
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 2, 2003
A smart, nuanced spy thriller that's all about the gray areas.
| Original Score: 4/5
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 21, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A very curious though effective entertainment, a scathing social satire in the form of an outrageously clumsy spy story told with a completely straight face.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
A clever, poignant spy film that avoids formulaic action in favour of human drama. Both leading characters are carefully drawn and it's down to skilful performances that their plight grows increasingly absorbing.
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