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The Catcher Was A Spy Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2018
It's an absorbing character study of a most intriguing man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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?
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 1, 2018
Based on true facts, the film seems real. Many folks never heard this tale. So it is new - not a bit stale.
June 30, 2018
It's a less than passable espionage thriller watered down by a vague character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 25, 2018
It is inconsistent in almost every way that matters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.3/10
June 25, 2018
It's so safe, and it's so dry, and it's so understated to a fault.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
June 25, 2018
The result is a juicy true story told blandly, but The Catcher Was a Spy is still a movie worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 25, 2018
There's an unsettling blandness flowing through The Catcher Was a Spy, a well photographed and impressively designed film about a fascinating character who made a mark in two wildly divergent professions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 24, 2018
The Catcher Was a Spy is an imperfect examination of a curiously complicated figure in American history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2018
I wish I liked it more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 24, 2018
The Catcher Was a Spy has every element needed for a gripping espionage thriller, but sadly falls flat with its placid direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 22, 2018
If you like this kind of standard wartime folktale, The Catcher Was a Spy is at the very least an acceptable watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 22, 2018
Handsome cinematography fails to disguise the low production value, and constant cross-cutting between strategy meetings and the mission itself make both parts of the sandwich feel moldy.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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