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Three Days of the Condor Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce

A careful work of adjustment and prophecy

Full Review Source: CinePassion

April 19, 2010
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

remains entertaining and continues to hold up over the years

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

March 4, 2010
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

If the story had stuck to its guns as a political thriller, it would have been fantastic. However, the sideline story of a codependent lover made things screech to a halt.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2/5

January 9, 2010
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

Makes you wish the makers - and especially the funders - of today's overblown big budget thrillers could be made to learn from some of the finer thrillers of the 1970s.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 86/100

June 1, 2009
Chris Cabin

for complete nonsense, it's really quite entertaining

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 1, 2009
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Pollack excels by establishing an interesting situation, sustaining it, and--in keeping with the paranoid-thriller genre--resolving it on a pleasingly ambiguous note. [Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 24, 2009
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The film still makes a dandy suspense yarn, with plenty of twists and turns.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

May 19, 2009
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

It's got the mystery aspect down beautifully, but because I wasn't given a chance to get behind the characters and get to know them, I had a hard time getting into the film itself.

Full Review Source: Movie Views

May 18, 2009
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm efficient exercise in Watergate-era paranoia.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 3/4

June 5, 2008


Exciting but frequently incomprehensible.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 26, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

At its best this spy thriller is tense, engaging and good fodder for paranoids with conspiracy theory fever.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

January 6, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

This taut espionage thriller gained greater plausibility during its shooting when a sudden raft of sensational post-Watergate news items began coming out of Washington regarding illegal wiretaps, surveillance, and killings motivated by [politics].

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 1, 2007

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Basically a B, it has been elevated in form -- but not in substance -- via four bigger names, location shooting and more production values. Sometimes the trick works, but not here.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 1, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Basically, the film is a throwback to the 60s anti-Bond spy thriller (a la The Ipcress File), except here the genre's annihilating irony has been replaced by Pollack's liberal piousness.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 1, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The action rarely falters, and at its best the film offers an intriguing slice of neo-Hitchcock.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Stylish and absorbing espionage thriller

| Original Score: 3/5

May 31, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Taught spy yarn for its time; Redford as always watchable.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Three Days of the Condor is a well-made thriller, tense and involving, and the scary thing, in these months after Watergate, is that it's all too believable.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Stars Robert Redford in a thriller for thinkers probing covert activities within the CIA

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 18, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Excellent paranoid thriller with an unforgettable opening

| Original Score: 4/5

May 23, 2003
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