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\The Tailor of Panama is not an action thriller; those expecting shoot-outs and car chases will be as disappointed as those on the lookout for James Bond (there is one chase, but it's quick and not terribly exciting). Instead, this plot-centered motion picture demands that its audience thinks rather than sits passively and watches. It is shot on location in lush Panama which is a good thing and the acting across the board is good. Brosnan easily essays the role of a spy(duh!) and Geoffrey Rush is believable as the bumbling tailor- a role which is against type for the actor who is more at home playing larger than life type characters. (Fascinating spy movie from 2001).
A little slow in parts but a well acted and directed film for fans of the spy genre.
Good story told well with an excellent performance by Geoffrey Rush.
"Welcome to Panama - Casablanca without heroes."
I'd never watched this film before, and it's a surprising gem. Very whimsical take on the spy genre - really funny while still being a mystery/thriller of sorts and not an out and out parody. Pierce Brosnan plays a self-aware caricature of James Bond, an MI6 agent who is sent to gather intelligence on the political situation in Panama. He chooses for his main point man the titular character, played by Geoffrey Rush. Also features Jamie Lee Curtis, a great Brendan Gleeson and a young child actor named Daniel Radcliffe.
Solid thriller starring the sublime Pierce Brosnan.
Interesting, but ultimately so far fetched that it ends up feeling predominantly pointless.
It was vastly simplified from the book, given a car chase ending and a neat little hollywood wrap up instead of the much more cynical finale. This was kind of the coles notes version, okay, but a shadow of what was.
Sometimes messy and a bit too implausible to be taken serious, this is not one of the best John le Carré adaptations, but still it has some good performances (Rush, Brosnan and Curtis) in an average spy story that most of the time manages to be pretty entertaining.
The performance help smooth out a slow burn thriller where the payoff is a tad average.
reminded me of 'the man in the white suit" mixed with 'the talented mr. ripley"