Three Days of the Condor Reviews
Oh, the Cold War. There's an irony in the statement one character makes when he says that he misses the "clarity" that the World Wars brought, versus the ambiguity of the Cold War. I remember hearing someone wax nostalgic about the Cold War vs the War on Terror using similar phrasing. There's a level of cinematic charm one experiences when revisiting a spy thriller in the days when espionage was a culture in and of itself. Redford plays a man just a little too cool for all that he goes through. Dunaway is meant to play extremes of shock and calm. Max Von Sydow is compelling as a perfectly amoral contract killer. And Cliff Robertson's calming and grounded presence helps sell the movie as an intelligent and noteworthy one.
Arguably, one of the finest examples of the government paranoia films that emerged in the late 1970's post Watergate. A stellar script with more than capable directing from Sydney Pollack will have you on the edge of your seat right up till the end.
A great mysterious thriller with great acting and some supercool music. It got that great 70's vibe and it's both exciting and smart. It also stands the test of time quite well even if the phonetapping-stuff is very old-school. It's actually pretty charming to see all the work that's put into it. A tense spy-thriller, better than most of the newer films with similiar themes. This was believeable and entertaining, and that's all I can ask for.
7 out of 10 delivery guys.
'Three Days of the Condor' is shot beautifully with plenty of delicious little twists but poor Faye Dunaway is absolutely wasted in a thankless role that was clearly just beefed up (if you can call it that) for the sake of having a female lead.