The Tailor of Panama (2001)
Critic Consensus: The Tailor of Panama is a smart, darkly satirical thriller with exuberant performances from Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush.
Harry Pendel, a Cockney ex-con who has reinvented himself as a popular tailor to the rich and powerful of Panama, is famous for his storytelling as well as his suits-but this time, his tales carry lethal repercussions. Preyed upon by ruthless, seductive British spy Osnard, Harry spins a yarn that inadvertently sets off a series of events to destroy everything he values most in his life.
|Rating:||R (for strong sexuality, language and some violence)|
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy|
|Directed By:||John Boorman|
|Written By:||John LeCarre, John Le Carré, John Boorman, Andrew Davies|
|In Theaters:||Mar 30, 2001 Limited|
|On DVD:||Sep 11, 2001|
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as Andrew Osnard
as Harold Pendel
as Louisa Pendel
as Michelangelo Abraxas
as Uncle Benny
as Francesca Deane
as Mark Pendel
as Sarah Pendel
as Rafi Domingo
as Ernesto Delgado
as Palace Secretary
as Angelo the Manager
as Mrs. Delgado
as Pentagon Aide
as Officer 1
as Officer 2
as 1st Official
as Panamanian Businessm...
as 2nd Official
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Critic Reviews for The Tailor of Panama
Boorman has crafted a witty, classy and richly enjoyable morality play, which skewers the mercenary self-interest behind Anglo-American imperialism almost as an afterthought.
If you think the spy-thriller genre has been streamlined and spoofed and subverted until nothing new can be done to it, think again.
Seems diligently assembled.
Brosnan... completely alters the tone of the movie with every scene he's in, bringing a level of smarminess that makes it far more interesting than just a bureaucratic spy thriller
Audience Reviews for The Tailor of Panama
An intriguing tale of espionage and coercion in Central America. *Geoffrey Rush never ceases to amaze me and his performance here is no exception.
A run of the mill espionage thriller, comedy? I was hoping for a bit more. Good cast but I just didn't find the story that interesting.
The film is good enough, I guess, but it just wasn't as interesting as I thought it would be. Geoffrey Rush is always good and this is no exception here, but Brosnan seems too at-ease as a British agent (what a stretch there, huh?). Jamie Lee Curtis and Brendan Gleeson put in stellar performances.
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