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
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.
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a throwback to the 60s anti-Bond spy thriller (a la The Ipcress File), except here the genre's annihilating irony has been replaced by Pollack's liberal piousness.
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.
Exciting but frequently incomprehensible.
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
| Original Score: 4/5
Fine espionage thriller that features great performances by Redford and Dunaway. It's not perfect, but it's pretty close.
| Original Score: 3/5
A careful work of adjustment and prophecy
Redford, Dunaway, Von Sydow, Cliff Robertson and John Houseman turn in superb work, and the film is as pure a thriller as one could hope for, with a gripping premise, hurtling plot and a marvelous air of menace.
| Original Score: 5/5
The action rarely falters, and at its best the film offers an intriguing slice of neo-Hitchcock.
Stars Robert Redford in a thriller for thinkers probing covert activities within the CIA
At its best this spy thriller is tense, engaging and good fodder for paranoids with conspiracy theory fever.
| Original Score: B+
The film still makes a dandy suspense yarn, with plenty of twists and turns.
| Original Score: 7/10
for complete nonsense, it's really quite entertaining
| Original Score: 3.5/5
remains entertaining and continues to hold up over the years
| Original Score: B
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]