Page Eight Reviews

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David Thomson
The New Republic
June 20, 2013
Bill Nighy is the hushed engine of the film, just as Rachel Weisz is asked to be the emblem of a vein of decency and commitment that is worth defending.
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Matthew Gilbert
Boston Globe
August 3, 2012
I felt stuck on the outside, while the characters went through their paces secretly understanding everything that was at stake.
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Alessandra Stanley
New York Times
August 3, 2012
It's the right cast in the right setting but with a wrongfully righteous script.
Maureen Ryan
Huffington Post
August 3, 2012
I'd happily watch this cast read the phone book, but fortunately the script by David Hare (who also directed) is intelligent, engaging and generally makes good use of this singular cast's talents.
Matt Roush
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 3, 2012
A quietly absorbing elegy for old-school spooks, Page Eight bristles with jazzy intelligence.
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Nancy DeWolf Smith
Wall Street Journal
August 3, 2012
Even though there may be a fleeting moment when you feel an urge to slap Mr. Nighy and yell: "Perk up," in truth he can do no wrong here.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 22, 2011
...a passable yet disappointing contemporary thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
September 15, 2011
The post-Cold War evolution of MI5 is a potentially juicy subject, but while Hare lines up the elements, he fails to take the story anyplace especially revelatory or combustible.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 1, 2011
Exceptional acting and a smart script add spice to what's otherwise a fairly low-key political thriller that feels somewhat dated in its subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

This is London
June 23, 2011
Page Eight is a lean political thriller that is as enthralling as it is intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 26, 2012
| Original Score: B-
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Charles Gant
Variety
January 22, 2013
Allan Hunter
Screen International
September 2, 2011
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