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Garbo: The Spy (2011)

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Average Rating: 6.9/10
Critic Reviews: 11
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To the Nazis he was Codename: Alaric.To the British he was simply Garbo.To the world he was a mystery.But 30 years after the facts and fiction, the cloak of mystery that kept him hidden and tied to Alaric and Garbo finally started to unravel.Nigel West, noted English Spy novelist, started out on a journey to expose the truth about the man born Juan Pujol and uncovered a story so amazing that it could only be true. The man who the world thought to be dead and buried in Angola in 1949, a man that

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Edmon Roch spins a zippy yarn of Pujol's improbable exploits from archival footage, talking heads, and clips from classic espionage dramas.

December 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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An engrossing documentary that is itself largely a work of the director's imagination.

December 8, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Director Edmon Roch makes some smart conceptual choices that honor his subject's self-invention and mystery.

November 24, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Fascinating though it is, the movie is thin on historical materials.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Doc's incredible tale of WWII espionage would likely work better as a feature film.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter
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Edmon Roch has a great story to tell in "Garbo the Spy," and he recounts it with the flair of a Hollywood spy movie: "Garbo" is dramatic, entertaining, even funny in parts.

November 17, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
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World War II ended more than half a century ago, but heretofore unknown stories are still surfacing from it. Few, if any, are more fascinating that the eponymous subject of Edmond Roch's stylishly engrossing documentary

April 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
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The story told in "Garbo: The Spy" is so outlandish that you almost feel as if you're watching a mockumentary. But it appears to be entirely true.

January 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Oregonian
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Award-winning Spanish documentary about World War II's most infamous double agent eventually evolves into a fascinating exposé of highly creative and unconventional espionage work.

December 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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Garbo: The Spy delivers the goods, spinning one of the best real-life spy yarns of the war ... If [it] graces PBS or the History Channel-and it should-those networks will suddenly become hip.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com
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Garbo was the man who inspired Graham Greene's "Our Man in Havana", a man who appeared to become a spy mostly out of a sense of opportunism than any idea. Which is not to say that he did not make history.

November 18, 2011 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Using a whirlwind of archival footage, maps, and split screens, Edmon Roch conveys Garcia's reign as Europe's premiere spy in a constantly fluid fashion.

November 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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A real life spy thriller of a documentary: "Garbo" is better than "Mata Hari."

November 13, 2011 Full Review Source: About.com
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"Garbo: the Spy has a lilting tone of cat-and-mouse in its construction. You just might want to see it twice.

November 8, 2011 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com
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Intriguing look at a double agent during World War 2 who some say "saved the world."

November 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Compuserve
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