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Topaz Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
[Topaz] might appeal to devotees of Le Carré et al, but it certainly doesn't make for dramatically exciting cinema, especially given Hitchcock's flat, seemingly uninterested direction. The bland performances don't help much, either.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
March 27, 2001
Hitchcock's notorious reliance on stock footage and his affection for blue screening rather than adding veracity or contributing to the artifice of the filmmaking process, make it seem like his heart isn't really in it.
Read More | Original Score: 69/100
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 10, 2008
The muddled Samuel Taylor screenplay smelled so bad I wouldn't wrap fish in it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 6, 2002
Possibly Hitchcock's worst movie. A crashing bore.
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
June 23, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
David Parkinson
Radio Times
October 11, 2015
Prhaps the poorest film of [Hitchcock's] Hollywood career.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

March 1, 2005
Below-par for Hitchcock.
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TIME Magazine
October 11, 2015
At 70, Hitchcock seems suddenly to have forgotten his own recipe.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 18, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 15, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Szymanski
July 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 5, 2006
Not Hitchcock's best work, but Hitchcock nevertheless.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
Topaz tends to move more solidly and less infectiously than many of Alfred Hitchcock's best remembered pix. Yet Hitchcock brings in a full quota of twists and tingling moments.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 12, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 2, 2004
Not Alfred Hitchcock at his best.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
December 20, 2011
It is a technically accomplished film, and its narrative is robust and complex, even if its destination is ultimately of no great significance.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 16, 2004
Rather tedious Hitchcock, but still heads above most suspensers.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Nayman
November 14, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Nicolas Lacroix
January 29, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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