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The Catcher Was A Spy Reviews

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January 25, 2018
The Catcher Was A Spy isn't a spy film that will appeal to everyone, but it's enjoyable for the right audiences.
January 24, 2018
It's a poignant message, delivered simply.
January 22, 2018
The Catcher Was a Spy is a good vehicle for Rudd, and an entertaining watch, although it's maybe a little old-fashioned to really catch-on in a theatrical way (it feels like a made-for-cable movie).
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 22, 2018
It's a mostly safe and gentle telling of an interesting story that remains engaging throughout its respectably modest 95-minute running time.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 28, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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 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
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
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
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