The Scorpio File

1973

The Scorpio File

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67%

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Total Count: 9

40%

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Burt Lancaster and Alain Delon play cat-and-mouse games in this Cold War melodrama filmed in Paris, Vienna and Washington, D.C. Zharkov: Paul Scofield. McLeod: John Colicos. Susan: Gayle Hunnicutt. Filchock: J.D. Cannon. Michael Winner directed.

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Critic Reviews for The Scorpio File

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (3)

  • The nihilistic tone, cynicism towards governmental authority, and nostalgia for a lost age of honor are perfect products of the early '70s atmosphere in which it was made.

    Dec 28, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • Conventional double-cross Cold War espionage tale that's exciting but to be a great film could have used a more forceful direction by Michael Winner.

    Sep 14, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • The strain of cynicism and paranoia that marked the majority of 70s political thrillers can be found in the effectively dour Scorpio, which feels like a Yankee version of the sort of espionage tales being churned out by John le Carré over in England.

    Nov 28, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Scorpio File

  • Sep 09, 2014
    Solid espionage thriller with a very dark tone.
    jay n Super Reviewer

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