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Three Days of the Condor Reviews

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
August 9, 2016
A piece of dotty, slightly paranoid intrigue. Three Days of the Condor promises little and keeps its word. It is hard to get indignant about it, or enthusiastic either.
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Variety Staff
March 1, 2007
Basically a B, it has been elevated in form -- but not in substance -- via four bigger names, location shooting and more production values. Sometimes the trick works, but not here.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 9, 2010
If the story had stuck to its guns as a political thriller, it would have been fantastic. However, the sideline story of a codependent lover made things screech to a halt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
May 18, 2009
It's got the mystery aspect down beautifully, but because I wasn't given a chance to get behind the characters and get to know them, I had a hard time getting into the film itself.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 1, 2007
Basically, the film is a throwback to the 60s anti-Bond spy thriller (a la The Ipcress File), except here the genre's annihilating irony has been replaced by Pollack's liberal piousness.

May 26, 2008
Exciting but frequently incomprehensible.
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Chris Petit
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The action rarely falters, and at its best the film offers an intriguing slice of neo-Hitchcock.
Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
May 5, 2015
Tense, violent '70s spy movie shows its age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Lowes
April 11, 2016
Bringing restraint and composure without skimping on the requisite tension and intrigue, Pollock builds a credible, character-led adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Three Days of the Condor is a well-made thriller, tense and involving, and the scary thing, in these months after Watergate, is that it's all too believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
April 11, 2001
The authentic locations definitely help with atmosphere and the sense of realism in the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Larry Carroll
August 8, 2002
Fine espionage thriller that features great performances by Redford and Dunaway. It's not perfect, but it's pretty close.
| Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
April 19, 2010
A careful work of adjustment and prophecy
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Redford, Dunaway, Von Sydow, Cliff Robertson and John Houseman turn in superb work, and the film is as pure a thriller as one could hope for, with a gripping premise, hurtling plot and a marvelous air of menace.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
September 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 22, 2015
A tense, taut and atmospheric thriller...
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
August 7, 2016
While its thriller elements deliver, the film is undermined by a subplot that was surely over-egged even when it was made and which has only been further diminished by the passage of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 14, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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