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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.
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.
June 20, 2018
If this neutered biopic proves anything, it's that an enigma doesn't photograph.
June 20, 2018
Lewin and Rodat show care for the true story origins of "Spy," but their hesitation to awaken its potential turns the film into a museum piece.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 20, 2018
Berg was an enigmatic and underappreciated Renaissance Man, and we leave the film not especially enlightened.
June 19, 2018
Despite sterling performances, "The Catcher Was a Spy" ultimately loses its luster in the murk surrounding the man it calls a "walking enigma."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 19, 2018
It's a disappointingly mild period thriller that's light on thrills. Even Paul Rudd, one of the most likable actors in Hollywood, can't rescue it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 18, 2018
As lifeless and dull as being at a White Sox game in 2018
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 18, 2018
The script, by Robert Rodat, skips around in time to elucidate the amped-up drama, but it never gets close to Berg's own character.
June 17, 2018
Stereotypical scenes like those taking place at night during fogs do little to enhance this old-fashioned spy melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 14, 2018
As the film proceeds, the appeal of its nostalgia wears thin and you may notice that there isn't much beyond the window dressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 5, 2018
In the end, The Catcher Was A Spy was much more catcher and not enough spy. What we end up with is a film that's the opposite of how fascinating its lead subject is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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