The Catcher Was A Spy Reviews

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July 17, 2019
Moe Berg's story deserved a better movie.
May 6, 2019
Though a true story that had everything you could possibly want for a thriller, the film lacked drama, lacked action and lacked credibility.
April 24, 2019
It is a strike-out that failed to swing for the fences despite all the right elements.
April 16, 2019
A fascinating true story of baseball and atomic spies is reduced to a lifeless, unsubtle biopic.
April 9, 2019
Rudd is no stranger to dramatic material, but he comes across as a bit too charming to be truly believable in this sort of role.
November 27, 2018
The movie makes a mess of what could have been a truly excellent tale.
October 29, 2018
Such a remarkable and unusual story deserves to be told, but it needed to be told in a remarkable and unusual manner. This by-the-numbers biopic won't suffice.
October 11, 2018
"The Catcher Was a Spy" has enough going in its favor to have been a solid flick. As such, the shortcomings really do feel like a major disappointment.
August 29, 2018
The Catcher Was a Spy is an efficiently produced enigma that presents actors in WWII-era clothing walking around and reciting dialogue, but the story lacks more bold speculation.
August 14, 2018
"The Catcher Was a Spy" has a strong line-up, but there's no chemistry, making this one feel like a giant swing-and-miss.
August 10, 2018
In Moe Berg, Rudd helps director Ben Lewin (Paperback Writer, The Sessions) add another unforgettable passive hero to the his increasing menagerie.
July 25, 2018
It's an absorbing character study of a most intriguing man.
July 19, 2018
The Catcher Was a Spy is a moderately anticlimactic but engaging character study about a secretive man who lived an unbelievable life.
July 18, 2018
A decent movie, based on a fine book about a phenomenal true story.
July 11, 2018
Another movie built around a single incident where there's no story to tell until it's time for the incident, and so what are we doing here?
July 3, 2018
It's a less than passable espionage thriller watered down by a vague character study.
July 3, 2018
Based on true facts, the film seems real. Many folks never heard this tale. So it is new - not a bit stale.
July 3, 2018
Moe Berg was a Boston Red Sox, Princeton grad, fluent in seven languages, and a patriot who spied for the U.S. military as a hobby. He was many things. But was he gay? You decide.
June 27, 2018
While Rudd seems incapable of losing an audience's sympathies, he also captures Berg's secretive nature, the opaqueness behind the friendly smile.
June 26, 2018
The Catcher Was a Spy really should be more of an exciting movie than it is. Don't get me wrong, it's a good movie...it commits the mortal sin of taking a great story and great cast and producing just a good film.
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