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The Tailor of Panama Reviews

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Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Not a great movie -- for adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
February 21, 2001
It's hard to work up much enthusiasm for any of its characters or sympathize with their plight.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 26, 2001
| Original Score: 4/10
Christopher Null
March 26, 2001
The Tailor of Panama is no more unlikely a tale than your typical Bond movie -- it's just a lot less fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
April 6, 2001
When the revolution turns real, the film finally collapses under the burden of implausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Judy
Screen It!
March 30, 2001
While the picture contains no specific structural flaw or bad performance, it simply never manages to be engaging or compelling enough to overcome its overall bland and lackluster feel.
Luis Martinez
June 8, 2002
No es una película fácil ni para aquellos con estómago débil, debido a su explícito contenido sexual, su fuerte carga inmoral, su lenguaje y algunas escenas de violencia.
| Original Score: 7/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 26, 2001
Refashioned only imperfectly from the book, it ends up neither fish nor fowl, an amalgam of drama, satire and farce which never comes together into a satisfying whole.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
March 27, 2001
The film starts slowly, sleepily slowly, but builds well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
March 29, 2001
What's most unnerving about The Tailor of Panama is the film's overall tone, which wavers uncomfortably between modest thrills and modest farce.
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
March 30, 2001
Brosnan makes Osnard into one of the spy genre's great cynical manipulators, Bond on a bender. It's too bad the rest of the film can't quite live down to his character.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
March 30, 2001
A big disappointment.
Tor Thorsen
March 30, 2001
Another middling film that will leave audiences neither shaken nor stirred.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 30, 2001
I might have enjoyed The Tailor of Panama a bit more if it did not echo a much sharper and more amusing romp in the cane field of Latin American intrigue, Our Man in Havana.
Greg Muskewitz
April 2, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
April 11, 2001
Its tongue is planted too far in its cheek and it can't decide whether it wants to be serious or silly.
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Michael Thomson
April 16, 2001
A never-thrilling, occasionally amusing picture which wheezes badly, like a pig which has been shot but refuses to die.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Farber
April 16, 2001
More cerebral than visceral, and it falls uneasily between the suspense and comedy genres.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
April 20, 2001
The film, for all its earnestness, snaky comedy, and would-be intelligence, never manages any real fizz.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
April 23, 2001
A sometimes-plodding, rarely inspiring or revealing and often confused spy drama that can't decide whether it wants to be quirky, smart, sexy, tense or all of the above.
| Original Score: 65/100
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