Topaz Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 7, 2013
One of Hitchcock's weaker films, this Cold War espionage tale lacks tension and suspense but it bears some artistic merits, including color scheme.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 10, 2008
The muddled Samuel Taylor screenplay smelled so bad I wouldn't wrap fish in it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 5, 2006
Not Hitchcock's best work, but Hitchcock nevertheless.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
Rather tedious Hitchcock, but still heads above most suspensers.
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 2, 2004
Not Alfred Hitchcock at his best.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 6, 2002
Possibly Hitchcock's worst movie. A crashing bore.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
March 27, 2001
Hitchcock's notorious reliance on stock footage and his affection for blue screening rather than adding veracity or contributing to the artifice of the filmmaking process, make it seem like his heart isn't really in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 69/100
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Topaz is not only most entertaining. It is, like so many Hitchcock films, a cautionary fable by one of the most moral cynics of our time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Moriarty
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
June 23, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
September 2, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 15, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Nicolas Lacroix
EnPrimeur.ca
January 29, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
July 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY
November 14, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
December 20, 2011
Top Critic

Variety
March 26, 2009
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