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The Catcher Was A Spy Reviews

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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 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 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
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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 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 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
Well-made spy thriller has some war violence, language.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 22, 2018
An unapologetically minor film-it doesn't try to imitate bigger historical spy films like Bridge of Spies (2015). It's comfortable with being small and intimate.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 21, 2018
Berg and Heisenberg conduct most of their dialogue, when they finally meet, in chess moves. And the movie tantalizingly leaves open the question of whether the game ended in a mate or a resignation.
June 20, 2018
This is a thriller with a lot more soul than most, and it deserves to be observed by a wide audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2018
The true story of a baseball player who loves both games and secrets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 17, 2018
Subdued and tentative but serviceable biopic and spy thriller
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2018
A very enjoyable middle-of-the-road adventure, especially for moviegoers willing to see just about anything starring Rudd.
January 27, 2018
Lewin is clearly angling for a classical Hollywood studio picture aesthetic and he mostly succeeds, only sometimes betrayed by his budget.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 26, 2018
Paul Rudd is fantastic as the enigmatic Moe Berg, a real life footnote from history in the serviceable thriller The Catcher Was A Spy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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