A careful work of adjustment and prophecy
remains entertaining and continues to hold up over the years
| Original Score: B
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: 86/100
for complete nonsense, it's really quite entertaining
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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]
| Original Score: 3.5/4
The film still makes a dandy suspense yarn, with plenty of twists and turns.
| Original Score: 7/10
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.
...an efficient exercise in Watergate-era paranoia.
| Original Score: 3/4
Exciting but frequently incomprehensible.
At its best this spy thriller is tense, engaging and good fodder for paranoids with conspiracy theory fever.
| Original Score: B+
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].
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.
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a throwback to the 60s anti-Bond spy thriller (a la The Ipcress File), except here the genre's annihilating irony has been replaced by Pollack's liberal piousness.
The action rarely falters, and at its best the film offers an intriguing slice of neo-Hitchcock.
Stylish and absorbing espionage thriller
| Original Score: 3/5
Taught spy yarn for its time; Redford as always watchable.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Stars Robert Redford in a thriller for thinkers probing covert activities within the CIA
Excellent paranoid thriller with an unforgettable opening